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How do you use leftover pickle juice?

 
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I have lots of pickles.  For several years DH was on the hunt for the dill pickle he remembered from the movie theaters or sitting in jars on the counter at the grocery store.  Everything we bought was too salty or too vinegary.  I make pickles but he will not try them.  We even took a trip to where they were suppose to make good pickles.  It turned out to be a tourist trap.    So I just happened to read a cooking blog where the lady was raving about a pickle that was so good she bought them to give as gifts.    I think she bought them at an auto repair shop. I looked up where we could buy them and it turned out to be a real good dill pickle.  So now the search has ended.

So when DH finishes a jar of pickles, I put those reject pickles into the leftover pickle juice.  I have lots of bell peppers so I filled a jar of pickle juice with the bell pepper.

I am learning to ferment so I took the fermented pickle juice and added bell peppers.  I added it to a jar of chutney to make a fermented chutney.

How do you use left over pickle juice?
 
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My H drinks dill pickle juice (1/2C.-1C. usually) to ease leg cramps after long hikes.
Sometimes I add sliced fresh cucumbers to a jar for lightly brined pickles.
 
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I seldom get pickle jars.  But, I do go through quite a few pickled peppers, & garden veggies.
Those jars always get a 2nd batch of something put in them (often more...'til the goodness wears out).
Onion slices, bell peppers, celery, or whatever is approaching useful life in the 'fridge.
 
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When making rice and beans for dinner, instead of using water for the rice I'll use pickle juice if there is some left over.
 
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I have a friend who pickles garlic.  I wonder if you could just soak the cloves in second use brine?  Sounds wonderful to me!
 
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i think, onions can be boilt and then soaked in it to add to salads.

do you know that you can take store bought pickles (made with sugar, vinegar, salt) and ferment them?
 
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Tobias Ber wrote:do you know that you can take store bought pickles (made with sugar, vinegar, salt) and ferment them?



Yes, I saw the post you made:

https://permies.com/t/52911/fermentation/kitchen/fermenting-store-bought-pickles

I found a recipe for taking store bought ketchup and fermenting it.  I had homemade tomato chutney that was going bad so I added fermented juice from bell peppers and fermented the chutney.



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Liven up store-bought barbecue sauce by adding pickle juice to taste by the tablespoonful.
Try adding pickle juice to your favorite macaroni and cheese recipe.
Marinate soft white cheese in it.
Mixed with a little beef broth it makes a great broth for Korean style cold noodles.
If you are a juicer, add a bit of brine to your vegetable juice.
Elevate boring hummus to something more spicy with a few dashes of the salty brine.
Use pickle juice to perk up boring poached fish! You will never go back.
Throw some pickle juice into your meatloaf mix along with all the other condiments in it!
Try making pickled watermelon rind. Take off the skin, and then drop the pieces into some pickle juice.
 
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