Spreewaldgurken - Gherkins
Recipe type: savory
Cuisine: German
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Spreewald Gherkins are a tradition in Germany. There are many recipes, this is a simple one from the Spreewald region south of Berlin.
  • About 3 kg gherkins,
  • Onions
  • 500 g sugar
  • 65 g salt
  • 1 liter vinegar (min 10% acid)
  • 5 liter water
  • some spice like
  • Mustard seeds
  • All Spice
  • Pepper Corn
  • Bay leaves
  • you can add Gloves, Dill seeds, Coriander seeds and chili‚Äôs as well.
  • If you have put some fresh dill in it as well
  1. wash the gherkins and put in jars with onions and fresh dill (if you have)
  2. cook the water, vinegar, sugar, salt and all spices and let cool down again.
  3. Fill the jars with the liquid and close them tight.
  4. Preheat oven to 100 C (212 F) an place the cold jars in the oven for 30-45 minutes. (if the jars are warm from the filling, reduce the time to 20-30 min)
Recipe by German Cooking at https://germancooking.net/2016/05/22/spreewaldgurken-gherkins/