Spicy green beans
Spicy Pickled Green Beans: 1# green beans, trimmed, 3 cups white vinegar, 4 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced, 2 Tbs coarse salt, 1 Tbs black pepper corns, 2 tsp sugar, 2 dried red chilies (or substitute 1/4 - 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes. Adjust peppers to your taste). Directions: Put green beans and garlic in a clean jar. In a saucepan, bring remaining ingredients to a boil. Pour liquid into jar, seal closed and let cool to room temperature before refrigerating.
Spicy green bean recipe: 2 pounds green beans, trimmed to fit your jars (I had to trim mine a bit more after taking the photo you see above) 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (I used nearly two, but tread carefully here if you’re not a spice person) 4 teaspoons dill seed (not dill weed) 4 cloves garlic 2 1/2 cups white vinegar (5%) 2 1/2 cups water 1/4 cup pickling salt (use a bit more if you’ve only got kosher)