The McClure’s pickles website has recipes for pickle brine. Beat that cucumbers!
Word of caution: Put a warning Post-It on these when you plop them in the fridge. My husband took a big bite before squealing (like a pig) at their spicy nature.
Then Donna our babysitter innocently gave one to my son Felix. So I pretty much burned the whole household.
Even at All the Best Fine Foods (have you been there since they re-opened in their reno-ed building? You’ll be lost in wonder) I was kindly warned twice about them before I took a bite.
But the fact is-they’re delicious! And honestly, I am pretty flimsy when it comes to spicy food. Yes, they’re hot but they have so much flavour that you persevere.
(And truthfully–Tad and Felix–bunch of wimps!)
If you do want to temper their bite try them in a sandwich and they’re amazing with melted cheese. Like my retro chicken salad melt.
Spicy pickles are also a fine option to sneak into your mild-mannered enemy’s lunch bag. Except once they’ve had these they’ll probably want to be your friend. I warned you.