With garlic, chiles, and MSG.

From a box sold in Martinez, California.

Pickles from Kathy Shiroma

3 lbs. pickling cucumbers
2 cups water
1/3 cup salt

Scrub cucumbers. Cut in 1/2s or 1/4s. Soak for 1 hour in above solution.

Drain, then use:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. Ajinomoto
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 dried chiles
  • 1/3 cup sugar

Soak overnight.

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