Did I mess up my quick fridge pickles?
July 20, 2014 7:41 PM Subscribe
Will these suckers be edible after premature opening and an ill-fitting lid?
I started some pickles today using this
recipe. All was well until about 4 hours after I had covered the jar and left it out to cool down to room temp. I picked up the jar to feel if it was still warm and noticed that a bit of pickle juice was leaking from the lid. Stupidly, I opened the jar and put a new lid on. I'm not certain that this lid is secure either; it may be a case of the lid not matching the jar.
The jar is now sitting in the fridge with its new lid on.
Anyway, my questions are: did I screw up my future snack by opening the jar a couple hours after the initial canning? And, if indeed the lid is not fitting on exactly right, is it a danger to eventually eat the pickles?