Fire and Ice Pickles
Fire and ice pickles are sweet and spicy pickles that are great on a sandwich or as a snack, and the perfect way to use an abundance of cucumbers!
- 32 oz cucumbers slices or spears; if using store bought, drain the brine
- 2 C granulated sugar
- 2 tsp hot sauce
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
Drain and discard juice from pickles. If starting with garden-fresh cucumbers, cut pickles and place in large bowl.
In a large bowl, combine pickles, sugar, hot sauce, and red pepper flakes. Mix well.
Cover and let stand 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally. The mixture will produce its own brine.
Spoon pickle mixture into 2-3 pint-size jars. Add a clove of garlic to each. Cover and refrigerate for 7 days before serving.
Pickles can be kept in the refrigerator for up to one month.