Months ago, I turned my father’s over abundant cucumber crop into pickles. More about that here. I love pickles, and I had to look at these lovelys for what seemed like forever.
But the day finally came to crack a jar open, and taste how I did. Well, it was a bit of a disappointment. Really. It was a sad, sad day. The pickles were mushy. The brine was overly vinegary, and I love vinegar, but not when its so volatile that it burns my nose. The flavor was just not there. The pickles had a ‘bread and butter’ smell, and I don’t like those, but really just tasted of vinegar.
So what am I to do now? I have two big jars of the things, and I’ll have to do something with them. I don’t want to waste them. Maybe I can use them in slaw, or other heavily vinegared things. What would you do?