I want to share the easiest and best pickle recipe you have ever tried! I got this recipe years ago from Southern Living magazine and kind of made it my own. They called them Fire and Ice Pickles.
First thing is buy the cheap store brand of dill pickles-make sure they are hamburger dills and NOT kosher dills.Drain pickles and put a layer in an empty jar. On top of this cover with sugar-continue this until all pickles are used. Add one chopped garlic clove and about 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes for this size jar. Cover and let sit on cabinet until sugar is melted-turning jar over and shaking several times during this time. Usually sugar will melt in an afternoon. Refrigerate after sugar has melted /dissolvedThe one on the left has been in fridge several days and the one on the right is almost ready-the sugar is dissolving and making juice. I don't know how this works, but these come out the crispiest sweet pickles you have ever had. You could omit the pepper flakes and garlic and they would still be delicious.I promise you if you try these, you will never buy another sweet pickle again. These make great hostess gifts too.