REFRIGERATOR PICKLES (from Gourmet Girl)
3 cups vinegar
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons Kosher salt
2 teaspoons coarse ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dill seed
12 whole cloves
2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
1 small white onion, thinly sliced
4 bay leaves
1 jalapeno, thinly sliced (I didn't include this and I think they came out with the perfect amount of spice)
fresh dill sprigs (optional)
8-9 kirby cucumbers, sliced 1/8" thick
1. Mix vinegar with sugar, salt, peppers, dill seeds, cloves, and bay leaves until sugar dissolves.
2. In a large jar, layer cucumbers, onion and jalapeno. Pour vinegar solution over the cucumbers. Refrigerate for at least four hours or overnight.