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Pickling

Classic Cucumber Pickles

The soft, porous texture of cucumbers—and their naturally short shelf life—makes them a historically popular choice for pickling. Here’s a breakdown of some of the most common pickled cukes.

Bread-and-butter pickles are typically made with waffle-cut cucumber rounds that are seasoned with sugar; mustard; celery seed; and turmeric, which adds color. Crunchy gherkins and cornichons—made with pinkie-size cucumbers

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