Very crispy: Hungarian pickled cucumbers with dry mustard and garlic

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
Pickled cucumbers. Source: freepik

If you want to make delicious, crispy pickled cucumbers, cooks advise adding dry mustard, spices, garlic, and currant leaves.

How to cook delicious and crispy lightly salted cucumbers

The cook shared a recipe for delicious pickled cucumbers with dry mustard, allspice, and cloves on Instagram.

Cucumber recipe


  • 5 kg of small cucumbers, ideally gherkins
  • garlic, bay leaf, black and allspice, cloves, dry mustard seeds

For the marinade:

  • 3.5 liters of water
  • 0.5 liters of vinegar 9%
  • 600 g of sugar
  • 100 g of salt

Method of preparation:

1. Wash the cucumbers and soak in cool water for 2-3 hours.

Cucumbers for cooking

2. Put 1 clove of garlic, 1 bay leaf, 1 clove (optional), a few peas of black and allspice, and 1 tsp of mustard seeds into clean 0.5-1 liter jars.

Marinade for the dish

3. Fill the jars tightly with cucumbers. Add salt, sugar, vinegar to the water and bring to a boil. Pour the hot marinade into the jars and close the lids.

4. Place a cotton napkin or towel on the bottom of a wide saucepan. Set the jars, pour water into the pan. Put on the fire and bring the water in the pot with the jars to a boil. Sterilize the cucumbers for 5-7 minutes.

How much to cook cucumbers

5. After that, remove the jars, seal them tightly, turn them upside down and wrap them in a warm blanket until they cool completely.

Ready cucumbers

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