Deli Style Half Sour Pickles - I've been looking for recipes for the type of pickle you used to find in barrels at delis in Philly. We called them Jewish or Kosher pickles, but half sour pickles seem to be the same thing. SInce you don't find barrels of pickles here on the west coast, and the jar types are not what I'm craving, I'm on a mission to make my own. I didn't grow pickling cucumbers this year, so I'll keep this for next summer, unless I can find some in the store.
Have you even been to a deli and enjoyed the crunchy, green whole pickles served there? My husband adores them. Since we move away from south Florida there were no deli restaurants around so I learned to make them. They're super simple to make. The only caution I give is to use a container with a wide enough top that you can place something inside to weigh the cucumbers down. If any float and are exposed to air they may rot.