These marinated cucumbers have an amazing flavor that will leave your taste buds delighted.
- Cucumbers: 4 kg (approximately 8.8 pounds)
- Fresh Parsley: 1 bunch
- Sunflower Oil: 200 grams (about 7 ounces)
- 9% Table Vinegar: 1 cup
- Salt: 80 grams (about 2.8 ounces)
- Sugar: 1 cup
- Ground Black Pepper: 1 dessert spoon
- Garlic: 1 head
Weigh out 4 kilograms (8.8 pounds) of young, small cucumbers. Wash them and trim the ends if desired.
For larger cucumbers, cut them in half lengthwise, and then each half into two more pieces. For smaller cucumbers, simply cut them in half lengthwise. Place the prepared cucumbers into a large pot.
Finely chop a generous bunch of fresh parsley and add it to the pot with the cucumbers.
Add 1 cup of sunflower oil, 1 cup of 9% table vinegar, and 80 grams (2.8 ounces) of salt to the pot.
Sprinkle 1 cup of sugar and 1 dessert spoon of ground black pepper into the cucumber marinade.
Break a medium-sized head of garlic into individual cloves, slice them thinly, and add them to the pot with the cucumbers.
Let the mixture sit for 4-6 hours. During this time, the cucumbers will release their juice, and this is where the marination process takes place.
You can gently shake the pot a few times to ensure the cucumbers are evenly coated in the marinade.
While the cucumbers are marinating, you can sterilize half-liter jars (from 4 kilograms of cucumbers, you should get 9 jars of preserves).
After the required marinating time, take the prepared jars and fill them with the cucumber pieces. Use a fork to place each piece vertically in the jar, slightly tilting the jar if needed. Continue until the jar is full. If the jar is not completely full, add another layer of cucumber pieces horizontally.
Fill the jars to the top with the remaining marinade from the pot.
Seal the jars with prepared lids and sterilize them in boiling water for 20-25 minutes.
Carefully remove the jars, tighten the lids, and place them upside down. Wrap them in towels and allow them to cool completely.
Enjoy your marinated cucumbers!
These marinated cucumbers are a delightful addition to your meals and a wonderful way to preserve the summer’s bounty. Bon appétit!