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Pickled Red Radishes

Yield
Pint
Prep time
30 mins
Accessories & snacks
Pickling
Source

Adapted from www.davidlebovitz.com

Description

These refrigerator pickles have a nice sharp bite that increases with time.

Ingredients

1 lbradishes (about 1 bunch, washed, leaves and roots trimmed, and sliced thickly)
2 clvgarlic (peeled)
1 cwater
1 cwhite vinegar
2 tsalt
2 tsugar (or honey)
1 chile pepper (sliced lengthwise, optional)

Instructions

Pack the sliced radishes, garlic, peppercorns, and chile pepper (if using) in a clean pint jar, and set aside.

Combine the water, vinegar, salt, and sugar or honey in a non-reactive saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, and stir until the salt and sugar have dissolved. Remove from heat and pour the hot liquid over the radishes. 

Cover and let cool to room temperature, then refrigerate.

They'll be ready to eat after 24 hours. Keep, refrigerated, for up to 1 month.