Garlic Pickled Green Beans
1 1/2 tsp salt
3 3/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
4 cloves garlic, peeled
4 bay leaves
2 onions, thin sliced
6 black peppercorns
2 tsp dill seeds
2 lbs. fresh green beans, trimmed
In a medium saucepan combine 1 tsp.of the salt with the vinegar, sugar, garlic, bay leaves, onions, peppercorns and dill seed. Place the pan over moderate heat and bring liquid to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover the pan and simmer for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, half fill another medium pan with water and bring to boil over moderate heat. Add remaining salt and beans and cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the pan from heat and drain beans.
Place them upright in dry, clean jars. Set aside.
Remove vinegar mixture from heat.
Strain the mixture over the beans up to the top of jars.
Process pints and quarts 10 minutes in boiling water bath.
Seal and store in dark, cool place.