Pickles!

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  1. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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    I love pickles. Pickled cucumbers, tomatoes, beets, cabbage. All things pickled.

    An appetizer from my favorite Russian restaurant: assorted pickle plate.
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    Kim chi is great too, though it's technically fermented rather than pickled.
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    The Russian restaurant serves red pickled tomatoes which are great, but the green ones are outstanding as well.
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    What are your favorite pickles? Any at-home pickling enthusiasts?
     
  2. wild4oldcars

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  3. BurningSkies

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    I love Kim Chi but haven't made any yet. I do make other stuff though. I have a non-dill hot pickle thing I do that won my wife over from a pickle-free life to a pickle obsession. She's also got her co-workers and friends 'hooked' on my pickles, so I may end up having to do big batches... I also make my own bread & Butter pickles, do cuke, cauliflower, peppers, onions, garlic, Jalapenos, etc.

    This year, I'll also do green tomatoes and such. :)
     
  4. fmoore200

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    What is Kim Chi made of? It looks almost like lasagna. Is it served cold? I would assume so if its pickled.
     
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  6. Gorn Captain

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    It's Korean fermented cabbage mostly, and often other vegetables. The cheap stuff is, I believe, just pickled with added spices, but the real stuff made in Korea is fermented for months in clay jars buried underground for months.
     
  7. Mysterion

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    Mmmmmm...pickles! I love pretty much all of it. My preferred felafel joint offers pickled turnips, carrots, and sauerkraut, as well as dill slices among their salad toppings. Yes, please.

    I loooove half-sours; for years, they've been a little hard to find. But with the current hipster-trendiness, we're delighted that our local farmer's market now has a fresh pickle vendor.

    When pickling cukes are available, Mrs. M makes a mean quick garlic pickle...
     
  8. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

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    Love the pickles and peppers! And hot cauliflower?? Oooooooo!!
     
  9. nukes_da_bass

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    I love dills, half sours, fried pickles, garlic pickles, and was thrilled when. I noticed local supermarkets are now selling dill relish!
     
  10. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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    Fried pickles are one of the greatest things in the known universe. I prefer chips to spears as the spears stay too juicy, but they're still oustanding.
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  11. Mktrat

    Mktrat Wait. What?

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    I love pickling fresh garlic cloves with jalapenos then either eating them straight out of the jar or making Toum with them. Adds a whole other dimension to the sauce.
     
  12. blastoff99

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    Pro home pickling tip:

    Ever wanted to make just regular old pickles pickles? Hate scrubbing the spikes off all those little cucumbers? Have a top-load washing machine? Yes, yes, and yes? Oh good!

    Set washer to cold water, gentle cycle, shortest possible wash time. Fill tub 1/3 full of cucumbers. Omit soap. Start washer.

    Do other things related to making pickles - prepare jars, chop garlic, whatever. When washer is done, remove ALL the cucumbers from tub. They will be squeaky clean and de-spiked.

    Truth.
     
  13. DwaynieAD

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    I like dill pickles and fried pickles. I am not a fan of pickled anything else.
     
  14. Tituscrow

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    Pickled onions. Either small, sweet silverskin or big chunky eye-waterers.

    And pickled birds-eye chilli peppers.
     
  15. macaroni tony

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    I am a little bit of a cooking enthusiast. All of this is new to me. Please go on...
     
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  17. Mktrat

    Mktrat Wait. What?

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    You prefer your liver pickled?

    I just make some fava beans.....:ninja: And maybe a nice glass of wine
     
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    Doodley doo!
     
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    I found some spicy pickles from Dave's Gourmet once, they were good. I haven't found them since that one time.

    -Mike
     
  21. elgecko

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    A Mexican restaurant cannot be "good" unless they have some of this in the salsa bar!

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