Don’t let your cucumbers go bad or freeze in the fridge. Refrigerator pickles are easy to make, and there's no need for kettle steamers, special jars, and vacuum-tight lids. Make an extra batch to top off grilled burgers, diced for fresh tartar sauce, as the perfect side to a simple sandwich or just a quick, tangy snack. The pickling liquid can be used with other vegetables as well such as beets, onions and carrots depending on the season. Plus, unlike store-bought pickles, these scrumptious homemade pickles are low in sodium.
I give this recipe 5 Stars because we can't live without it! I don't make conventional pickles like Mama used to do, but I have to have a jar of these in the refrigerator at all times during cuke season! They are fantastic either with a sandwich or as a side-dish (ala cucumber-onion salad). My husband, who refuses to touch a cuke in any other form, wants them with just about every meal. Beware, though, the turmeric will make the liquid stain your dish-towel, wooden spoon, counter-top... you name it!
I ended up making double the amount of the liquid solution because my cucumber/onion mix was only half covered. I also put about one and a half the amount of crushed red pepper for an added kick. Good pickles though.