Can I freeze B&B refrigerator pickles?
My garden is exploding with cukes this year so for the first time I'm making batches of B&B refrigerator pickles:
Cukes (sliced into ovals) (10 very large)
Vidalia onions (sliced thin into 1/2 rings) (3 big)
Salted and sit for 3+ hours under ice; rinse & drain
Brine: - boil 3 minutes (until all sugar is dissolved - remove from heat)
Equal parts white (5%) vinegar & white sugar
Ball pickling spices (1T per 2.5C vinegar)
1/4t Hot pepper flakes
1/4t Celery seed
1/4t Garlic granules
Pack drained veg into jars.
Sprinkle Pickle Crisp on top (per pkg).
Pour in brine - remove bubbles w/knife.
Close lids - put into 'fridge.
These pickles are wonderful, zesty, flavorful & crunchy even as soon as the next day. But now I'm running out of neighbors to give them away and I'd like to free up some 'fridge space. (BTW how long will they keep in the 'fridge. I've read up to a year? Is that possible?)
There - after all that I would like to know if, after a day in the 'fridge, can I put the jars/plastic containers into the freezer? If so, how long can they be frozen before they should be gobbled down? Thanks, everyone! :-D
Here's a link to a blog post on my pickling adventures.