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Old 08-16-2009, 04:45 PM   #11
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Sure, I do. I can them by the pint because we have a small family. I've put up about 40 pints. For us, bean season is quickly coming to a close. My All-American gets a workout every summer, but this one actually less than usual. Wet, cool summer = lower yield on everything.

Life is too short to eat processed, artificially-colored, chemically-preserved, genetically-modified food. Or maybe that IS why life's too short.
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Old 08-19-2009, 04:37 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by MNTaxi View Post
What are Dilly Beans?

I plan on pressure canning some green beans this year. Maybe a dozen or so pints just to try out.

Is it green beans that everyone freeks out over getting botulism (sp?)? Someone at work told me she would never cans corn because she has always heard bad things happening with it.

Yes, they are pickled green beans. Usually a little spicey as you add cayenne pepper, garlic and dill to the jar.

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Old 08-19-2009, 06:03 PM   #13
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I don't have a pressure canner so we freeze our beans (haven't been home in 3 weeks so am even sure I will have beans to freeze!).
Blissful ... do you mind sharing your dilly recipe? We love bloody mary's and those would be perfect!
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:17 PM   #14
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top and tail the beans and rinse them.
Figure out how many jars fit in the canner before you start.
decide on how much beans you can fit them in...as whole as possible.
sterilize the jars, let the beans dry a little. It's never exact.
Make enough brine to fill those jars making a bring of the following proportions.

4 teaspoons salt (table salt non iodized or canning salt)
2 1/2 cups white vinegar
2 1/2 cups water

get it to boiling, and start the water bath canner with some water in it and get it hot--plan on the jars filling some of the space and the water covering the jars.
Boil the lids and screw caps in a separate pan with water.

After the jars are sterilized by washing them and dipping them in boiling water, fill full of beans, drop a few garlic cloves in them, some dill and some red pepper flakes if you like.
Pour in brine into each jar to 1/2 inch of the top, take a napkin or towel and dip it in boiling water (from the lids) and wipe the tops of the jars. Then put the sterilized lids on top, and the screw caps, medium tight.

Put them in the hot water (everything needs to be close to the same temperature so the jars don't break) in the canner making sure the hot water is over the top of the cans, bring to a boil and then then let boil for 10 minutes. Turn off and remove and cool on a towel, until the jar's lid's ping.

Some of my friends like them with hot pepper flakes and some do not, in either case they are good on salads and alone.
J-- I think they'd be good in bloody marys :)
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Old 08-21-2009, 02:26 PM   #15
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Thank you Bliss! We got home last night and our beans are looking a bit sad but I know I can find them at the farmer's markets. I'm going to give this a try!
Thank you again!

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