Canning Recipes

Zydeco Green Beans

Cooking Directions:

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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6 garlic cloves -- sliced
6 teaspoons yellow mustard seeds
3 pounds haricots verts -- trimmed to 4"
6 small fresh or dried chilies - (to 12)
6 dill heads
= (or 6 sprigs baby dill)
3 1/2 cups white wine vinegar
3 1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons pickling salt

Into each of six sterile pint mason jars, put 1 sliced garlic clove and 1
teaspoon mustard seeds. Pack beans vertically into jar, adding 1 to 2
chilies, and, if you like, dill.

In a nonreactive saucepan, bring vinegar, water and salt to a boil. Pour
hot liquid over beans, covering them completely. Close jars and
refrigerate at least one month before eating. Keep refrigerated.

This recipe yields 6 pints.

Comments: Haricots verts are very slender French green beans. You can
substitute other young, tender, very thin green beans. Dill heads are the
matured tops of dill that contain the seeds. Use jalapeƱo chilies for a
milder version or serrano for a spicier version. Use caution when
handling fresh chilies, being careful not to touch face or eyes and
washing carefully afterward.

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