I am a sucker for quick pickles done in the refrigerator. They are so easy and flavorful! I like mine kind of sweet yet still with a sour kick.
Simple Refrigerator Pickles
4 cucumbers (the seedless English type are especially nice)
1 large sweet onion
2 cups white vinegar
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
2 tbs salt
1/2 tbs black pepper
1/2 tbs garlic powder
2 tbs dried parsley (or 1/3 cup fresh parsley)
Cut the cucumbers in 1/2 lengthwise then slice into thin half moons.
Chop the onion into 1/2 inch pieces.
Place the vegetables into a large seal-able container.
Bring the water, vinegar, sugar, and salt to a boil.
Allow the brine to cool some then stir in the pepper, garlic powder, and parsley.
Pour the brine over the vegetables.
Add extra water if needed to cover all the vegetables.
Stir to combine.
Cover and place in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.