Pittsburgh Garden Railway Society
PO Box 302
Charleroi, PA 15022
December 2008 - DRAFT
December 2008 Newsletter
I've Been "Cook'n" on the Railroad
It has been rumored that this organization may be renamed to
the PGGRS, the Pittsburgh Gourmet Garden Railway Society. As evidence
of our love for all things gastronomic we will present a recipe from one of
our members in each issue of the newsletter.
This month we have for you a truly unusual and delightful
variation on pickles that were recently sampled at the Fallecker's:
These sweet and spicy pickles are great on a sandwich or all by
themselves as a snack. The recipe is an easy way to dress up
store-brought pickles and make them a special treat!
- 2 jars (32 ounces each) dill pickle slices or
- 4 cups sugar
- 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 3 garlic cloves, peeled
and discard juice from pickles. In a large bowl, combine
pickles, sugar, pepper sauce and pepper flakes; mix well. Cover
and let stand 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Spoon pickles and
liquid into 3 pint-size jars; add a garlic clove to each. Cover
and refrigerate 1 week before serving. Store in the
refrigerator. Yield: 3 pints.
Note: The pickles are "good to go" the next day.
It is not necessary to separate them into smaller jars.
Some folks just put them back into the jar or jars they came in
and munch away. The idea of putting them into smaller jars
is so you could give some away. Once you try them you may
find that you no longer "share well with others."