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Ogorki Malosolne [3- Day Fermented Polish Dill Pickle Recipe]

A recipe with a short list of ingredients requiring only 5-10 minutes of preparation!

About the recipe

I’d like to show you how to make super simple delicious fresh prickle cucumbers. The recipe needs just a few ingredients that you can easily find in your kitchen.

This recipe doesn’t last long in my house. The kids love it and it’s usually over in 3 days.

Ogorki Malosolne is a famous Polish delicacy, which means “Little salt cucumbers.” The pickles usually have a tangy, sour taste which makes it an interesting snack.   

The ingredients

This recipe uses a few ingredients which can easily be found in the Grocery Store. The ingredients are:

  1. Cucumbers

I used Baby cucumbers for this recipe. I found it easier to work with baby cucumbers as their size fits my Mason jar perfectly. You can still use the normal cucumbers if you plan on using a big Jar to store the Ogorki Malosolne.

Also, ensure you buy organic cucumbers. This makes a big difference to your recipe.  

2. Horseradish leaves

The horseradish leaves give the recipe a wonderful flavor.

3. Garlic

The garlic gives the Ogorki malosolne a tangy taste. The Garlic is also important for the fermentation process.  


The equipment

Saucepan: we used a heavy-based pan to boil the water and salt mixture which becomes the brine

Cooking Stick: very important in ensuring the water and salt mix together.

Sanitized Jar; a sanitized jar is used to store the Ogorki Malosolne.

Chopping board: a sturdy chopping surface is required when chopping the ingredients

Knife: a sharp knife is used to cut the ingredients.


There are instances where you may not find horseradish leaves. In this case, you can easily substitute the horseradish leaves with grape leaves or Blackcurrant leaves.  

How to make this recipe

The recipe involves adding all the dry ingredients in the jar, the adding the brine (salty water) into the jar.

Ensure that all the ingredients are in the water and cover the jar with a lid. Sit in on a counter for about 3 days and they are ready to eat.


Ogorki Malosolne [3- Day Fermented Polish Dill Pickle Recipe]

This Ogorki Malosolne recipe is a Simple fermented Polish cucumber delicacy. Your family will love it.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 3 d
Servings 5 people


  • Saucepan
  • Cooking Stick
  • Sanitized Jar
  • Chopping Board
  • Knife


  • 10 small Cucumbers
  • 1 Liter (2 Cups) Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • 1 piece Horseradish Root
  • 3 Horseradish Leaves
  • 2 Grape leaves
  • 1 Bunch of Garlic
  • 1 Dill


  • Pour 1 liter of water in a saucepan.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of sea salt. Place the saucepan on the stove and bring it to a boil.
  • Arrange the Pickles in the sanitized jar
  • Add the bunch of Garlic in the sanitized Jar
  • Pour the hot salty water into the Sanitized jar with the Ingredients
  • Ensure all the ingredients are covered by the water.
  • Put the lid on the Sanitized Jar and leave in room temperature


You can start eating your Ogork Malosolne after 2 days. By the second day, the fermentation process has occurred and the pickles have taken up the flavors of all the other ingredients. 
Keyword Ogorki Malosolne, Polish Cucumber recipe

Can you freeze?

No. You don’t need to freeze this recipe. Just leave it at the countertop

How to Store

You can leave it on your counter for about a week. Just make sure it doesn’t go for longer than a week because they tend to ferment and thus become sour.

Expert Tips

You can add a bunch of leek in your recipe if you have it. I didn’t have leek at home when making this jar of Orgoki Malosolne, so I didn’t use it in this recipe.

You can also decide to cut the stem off. This gives it an interesting clean look.

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