2 lbs. fresh green snap beans
4 sm. garlic cloves
4 heads dill or 4 tsp. dry dill seeds
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
2 1/2 c. white vinegar
2 1/2 c. water
2 tbsp. kosher salt
Wash beans and break off stem ends. Peel garlic. In 4 sterilized jars (pint size) put 1 clove garlic, 1 head or 1 tsp. dill seeds and a pinch of red pepper. Fit beans in jar, allowing 1/2 inch head room at top of each jar. (Trim beans if necessary).
Bring vinegar, water and salt to a boil. Pour over beans, filling to within 1/4 inch of rim. Fasten jar tops according to manufacturer's directions and place in a boiling water bath, covering lids with 2 inches of water. Process at a hard boil for 5 minutes. Remove and cool.

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