Quick Pickled Green Tomatoes

  • 3 cups green tomatoes, sliced roughly 1/4" thick (can be halved first if need be to fit into jar)
  • 1 cup vinegar (white vinegar or cider vinegar work well)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 clove garlic
  • other spicing combinations as desired (optional)

Stuff tomatoes into a quart jar, being careful not to smash them.  Combine the rest of the ingredients into a sauce pan and bring to a boil to disolve and mix well.  Remove from heat and let stand 10-15 minutes. Pour brine over tomatoes, put lid, and refrigerate for at least three days.  Enjoy!  Will keep refrigerated for weeks!