how do you eat pickles (and their brine)? any uses you consider "weird"?

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Tony S. July 16, 2015
Use your pickle brine for marinating chicken. You can leave it in there for 4 hours or even overnight. If you grill the chicken, it kind of tastes like chick-fil-a.
 
Saffron3 July 16, 2015
I put dill slices as the middle layer of any kind of peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Great brown bread, excellent jam etc, and thick crunchy dill slices! Yum.
 
creamtea July 15, 2015
With peanut butter. Yum.
 
boulangere July 15, 2015
I'll eat them with any kind of sandwich, all burgers, even in salads, but the juice is absolutely the best in a bloody mary.
 
AKOS July 15, 2015
We make small pickled onions... two varieties Malt and Balsamic. Great for snacking, ploughman's and also amazing chopped up on burgers and sausages...mmmm.
 
ktr July 16, 2015
Those both sounds delicious! Are they posted here on food52? If not, can you please?
 
Ali S. July 15, 2015
pickle juice martini! Amanda Sims makes popsicles with the brine, too.
 
Garlic F. July 15, 2015
One of my friends mix the pickle juice with whatever nut butter (peanut, almond etc) she has on hand and spreads it on apple slices or bananas and topped with a pickle round. She prefers bread and butter pickles for this type of preparation. This is soooo weird that I plan on trying it some time (I don't usually eat bread and butter pickles) just to experience it.
 
PieceOfLayerCake July 15, 2015
Oh, and a friend of mine and her family, who's sports affiliations are opposing, take shots of pickle juice (instead of booze, I guess), when the opposing team scores. Its bizarre.
 
PieceOfLayerCake July 15, 2015
Straight....up. Nothing like standing at your fridge gorging on pickles. O_O
 
Meaghan F. July 15, 2015
I eat them plain, straight from the jar, pretty much on a daily basis - I've started making my own, but still keep a jar of Maille cornichons in the fridge for when I'm feeling fancy. When I think of pickle brine, I think of the hoopla surrounding our football team, the Philadelphia Eagles, a few years back when the coach had players drinking pickle brine to ward off dehydration while training during a particularly brutal summer. I typically reuse mine for a quick batch of dilly beans or refrigerator pickles.
 
MTMitchell July 14, 2015
I don't know if this counts, but a friend of mine eats pickles with potato chips. Like a little salty sandwich. When I was a kid I would drink the brine (from jars of olives, too), which was definitely discouraged by my mom. And my husband swears that gargling with pickle brine cures a sore throat (I've never tried it).
 
TobiT July 15, 2015
Yes to the pickle-potato chip sandwich! My favorite at bbqs!
 
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