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Saving Pickle Juice. What do you use it for?

I save pickle juice after we finish a jar of pickles. What uses to you use your pickle juice?

Sam is a trusted home cook.

asked over 1 year ago
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Sam1148

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added over 1 year ago

Mostly we use it to put in garden fresh cucumbers sliced up for 'quick pickles' for salads. And for adding to a brine for chicken soaked overnight. Then dipped in seasoned flour..seasoned butter milk..seasoned flour..repeat. rest it..fry it.

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Kristen W.

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added over 1 year ago

I just added pickled cherry pepper pepper brine to a vinaigrette for a pasta salad yesterday - very tasty!

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added over 1 year ago

I reuse it for quickles or vinaigrettes. Kind of intrigued by the "pickle juice popsicle" mentioned in another recent thread though.

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I use bread and butter pickle juice in dressing for cole slaw.

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boulangere

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added over 1 year ago

A darn good Bloody Mary.

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Nancy

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added over 1 year ago

Nice idea!
This also makes me think of a "Dirty Martini"...

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Mom used the bread-and-butter pickle juice for church potato salad. Yum

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drbabs

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added over 1 year ago

I went to the first Food52 piglet party, and one of the vendors put pickle juice in a martini. It was interesting! (and good for pickle lovers like me.)

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Potato salad, quickles, and vinaigrette (use for part or all of the acid) -- it's delicious!

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Susan W

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added over 1 year ago

Making more pickles. I do it all the time.

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Mom boils Brussels sprouts for 4 minutes then drowns them in the pickle juice. Delicious after only an hour in the fridge!

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added over 1 year ago

Or you could just drink it!

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I use as a salad dressing, to cook lentils, dump into soups, even to make bread. Not going to lie, I like to drink it straight up too!

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Picklebacks! (Shot of whiskey, chased by a bite of pickle or sip of pickle juice..) Have fun ;)

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added over 1 year ago

Love all the answers so far. I second quick pickles, especially.

The secret to my tuna salad is a splash of pickle juice. Really kicks it up a notch!!

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Niknud

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added over 1 year ago

Bloody marys! In fact, I'll go to the deli counter and score some of the brine from the boar's head pickle jar for just that reason. I guess you could use it in rye bread or something but.....bloody mary's! Don't forget the sprinkling of celery seeds on top too.

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Maedl

Margie is a trusted home cook immersed in German foodways.

added over 1 year ago

You can add it to vinegar for marinating sauerbraten.

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added over 1 year ago

If you are going to reuse the juice for more pickles how long before they are good to eat?