It’s National Pickle Day!
Today is the day pickle lovers everywhere unite to express their love for this versatile salty snack. Whether you’re attending a festival teeming with samples of the hundreds of pickle varieties or just enjoying a tasty gherkin at home, there’s no denying the snackability of a pickle and its brine.
Anna’s Bloody Mary recipe
This version of the famous hangover helper, is also great any time you’re craving a little pickle juice in your cocktail!
1 ½ oz vodka or scotch (substitute tequila for a Bloody María!)
4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
4 dashes Tabasco or Sriracha (less if you don’t like it too spicy)
2 Tbs pickle juice
2 ½ oz tomato juice
lime or lemon juice to taste
Stir with ice and garnish with a pickle spear and beef jerky.
Fried pickle recipe
Although it’s not über healthy, this carnival favorite is a great alternative to french fries and onion rings.
1 cup milk
1 Tbs all-purpose flour
1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
¼ tsp salt
¾ tsp cayenne pepper
¾ tsp ground black pepper
3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 quart vegetable oil for deep-frying
1 jar sliced or speared dill pickles, drained
1. Mix together first four ingredients. In another bowl, stir together remaining dry ingredients.
2. Heat oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit in a deep frier or deep skillet.
3. Dip pickle slices into the milk mixture, then into the flour mixture.
4. Carefully place the pickles into the oil—you may want to fry the pickles in a few separate batches to avoid over-crowding. Once the pickles float to the surface and are golden brown, remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
Here are five more recipes to help you get your pickle on!
Sour Pickle And Sweet Peppers Coleslaw
Bread and Butter Pickle Dressing
A Few Less Than A Thousand Islands Dressing
Pickle Your Poison
The Nickel Pincher: Easy Refrigerator Pickles, No Canning Needed