Pickles

Pickles

Pickles are both salty and sour, so they're often used to jazz up sandwiches, appetizers, and potato, egg, or tuna salads.


Pickle juice is a decent substitution for vinegar.


Varieties:

caper berry
caper berry
Caper berries are large capers. They're sometimes used instead of green olives to garnish martinis.
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capers
capers
Capers are pickled flower buds, and very salty. You can get them pickled in brine (top photo) or salted (bottom). Look for them in the pickle section of your grocery store, or in delis. The smallest ones are more expensive, and more highly esteemed. Rinse them before using.
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Chinese pickle
Chinese pickle
includes preserved Sichuan mustard greens, preserved Sichuan kohlrabi, snow pickle = red-in-snow, and salted cabbage = winter pickle.
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cornichon
cornichon
This is a small pickle that's flavored with dill, tarragon, and other herbs and spices. It's a heavenly accompaniment to pâté.
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gherkin
gherkin
Gherkins are pickles made from smaller cucumbers, and tend to be crunchier than, say, dill pickles. They can be sweet or sour.
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kim chee
kim chee
This Korean specialty is made with cabbage, vinegar, garlic, and hot chile peppers, all of which are put into jars and allowed to ferment. It's spicy and very good.
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pickled asparagus
pickled asparagus
To make your own: See the Pickled Asparagus recipe on RecipeSource.com.
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pickled beets
pickled beets
To make your own: See the Pickled Beets recipe on RecipeSource.com.
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pickled carrots
pickled carrots
To make your own: See the Pickled Carrots recipe on RecipeSource.com.
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pickled cauliflower
pickled cauliflower
To make your own: See the Pickled Cauliflower recipe posted by the Internet Che.
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pickled eggs
pickled eggs
To make your own: See the Pickled Eggs recipe on RecipeSource.com.
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pickled ginger
pickled ginger
See the Japanese Rosy Pickled Ginger posting on RecipeSource.com.
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pickled nasturtium buds
To make your own: See the Homemade Capers recipe in the Internet Chef's Recipe Archive.
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pickled okra
pickled okra
To make your own: See the Pickled Okra recipe on RecipeSource.com.
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pickled onions
pickled onions
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pickled string beans
pickled string beans
To make your own: See the Pickled String Beans recipe posted on RecipeSource.com.
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