Pickles are so delicious that at one point in time I actually thought I should be suspicious of anyone who doesn’t like them. And then I met my fiancee. Who hates pickles. Over the past six years, I’ve slowly come around to accepting him for who he is – a pickle hater – but his pickle hating ways have not rubbed off on me in the slightest. That being said, I’ve never actually made my own pickles and after seeing a few too many jealousy-inducing farmer’s market pics I think this year is the time to start! Bon Appetit magazine has an amazingly beautiful spread on pickling in their current issue that has inspired my great search for the best pickle recipes to get started.
Here are a few that I am dying to try:
Classic Dill Pickles from Bon Appetit. I always think it’s a good idea to start simple and work your way up. This seems like a great, easy, basic recipe.
Old Fashioned Horseradish Pickles from The Fountain Avenue Kitchen. A local butcher shop here, Von Hanson’s, makes horseradish pickles. They are my all time favorite but a little pricey, so it would be great if I could come close at home!
While not exactly pickles, this Sweet and Spicy Pickle Relish from Serious Eats is seriously tempting!
Who doesn’t love garlic? I can’t wait to try these Fast Favorite Garlic Dill Pickles from Epicurious.
Just so you don’t think I’m discriminating against all of the other pickle-able foods out there, check out this article on 20 Surprising Things You Can Pickle. Watermelon? Whaaaat?!?
Before you decide to hop on the pickle bandwagon, check out this article about the 7 Common Quick Pickling Mistakes.
Do you have any tried and true pickle recipes you think I should try?