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  1. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I love pickles. Pickled cucumbers, tomatoes, beets, cabbage. All things pickled.

    An appetizer from my favorite Russian restaurant: assorted pickle plate.

    Kim chi is great too, though it's technically fermented rather than pickled.

    The Russian restaurant serves red pickled tomatoes which are great, but the green ones are outstanding as well.

    What are your favorite pickles? Any at-home pickling enthusiasts?
  2. wild4oldcars


    Jan 22, 2012
    Garner, NC
    I can deal with beats. I quite like them actually. But all others, I'd have to pass. But those beats, yum.
  3. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    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


    Mar 22, 2011
    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

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    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


    Jan 10, 2012
    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

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Love the pickles and peppers! And hot cauliflower?? Oooooooo!!
  9. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    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

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    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.
  11. Mktrat

    Mktrat Seriously, are we not doing phrasing anymore? Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2013
    Berkley, MI
    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


    Dec 17, 2011
    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.

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

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Pickled onions. Either small, sweet silverskin or big chunky eye-waterers.

    And pickled birds-eye chilli peppers.
  15. I am a little bit of a cooking enthusiast. All of this is new to me. Please go on...
  16. bkbirge


    Jun 25, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Steak n Shake
  17. Mktrat

    Mktrat Seriously, are we not doing phrasing anymore? Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2013
    Berkley, MI
    You prefer your liver pickled?

    I just make some fava beans.....:ninja: And maybe a nice glass of wine
  18. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
  19. HaMMerHeD

    HaMMerHeD Supporting Member

    May 20, 2005
    Norman, OK
    Doodley doo!
  20. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    I found some spicy pickles from Dave's Gourmet once, they were good. I haven't found them since that one time.

  21. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    A Mexican restaurant cannot be "good" unless they have some of this in the salsa bar!