August 8, 2010

Mmm pickles...

If you live in RI then you may have eaten at Gregg's Restaurant. If you have eaten there then you may love their pickles. I know I do. When I'd eat there we'd go through multiple dishes of pickles. They were soooo good. What is really cool is that Gregg's actually posted the recipe in the Providence Journal. I got the recipe years ago and only just this year tried to make them. I have to say, it is so easy and quick. The best part is, you only have to wait 7 days for them to be ready. Win!



It's really just a matter of washing and slicing the cucumbers, mixing the ingredients, and packing them in. I went to the local farm for my pickling cucumbers. I was happy to find them there. Now I know where to get some good local ones to continue my new obsession. This batch came out great!

Half-Sour Pickles
Aka: Greggs pickles

Washed pickling size cucumbers, cut into spears or 1/4-inch slices

1 ½ tablespoons pickling salt

1 ½ teaspoons pickling spices (I found mine at the supermarket.)

¼ teaspoon hot pepper seed or flaked red pepper

8 small gloves garlic

1 half-gallon glass jar with cover (I split mine amongst 4 pint jars)

Fill jars with washed cucumbers. Pack them in tightly. Mix salt, garlic, pickling spices and pepper in a bowl with about 2 cups of hot water; stir until the salt is dissolved. Add some cold water until the liquid feels comfortable to the touch, not hot. Add to the cucumbers. Add more water (warm) if necessary to fill the jar. Let stand on counter, loosely covered, for about 1 hour. After 1 hour cover tightly and refrigerate for 7 days. Taste on the 7th day.


  1. Mmmm ... I love half sours! I usually toss the little cucs into a one gallon jar and brine away! I chuckle to myself when I see these pickles for sale and delis and such for nothing less than a $1 a pickle. Crazy man! Yet … if you don't make them yourself, they *are* worth it!

  2. Now you've gone and done mouth is watering! Nana and have gotta make some but it's gonna hurt to wait 7 days!!

  3. I knew I'd get you guys to start them sooner or later.

  4. They are pretty worth it. If only people knew how easy it is. :)

  5. we'll have to have a pickle party. I make my own too (but, dill)!

  6. Definitely. It would be fun to learn how to make dill ones.

  7. I have a crap ton of cucumbers at my house, soon these pickles will also be mine. mmmm.

  8. Mwahahaha, soon all will be making pickles!

  9. i just made a crapload of pickles last week - i'll have them at my birthday friday!

  10. Awesome :) Can't wait to try them.

  11. Thanks for posting! I just put mine in the refrigerator!

  12. I was so happy to see this recipe!! I was just at Gregg's today, and my goodness, they don't get better than these!! thanks for sharing!