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OK, call me crazy!


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OK, call me crazy!

ChiliDude | Apr 30, 2013 11:23 AM

I like to play with my food. I also like Kosher dill pickles. When the last pickle is gone, what to do with the pickle juice? Discarding edible or potable food is not my style. I follow the dictum of Mario Batali that Italians to not waste anything that can be safely ingested.

Today for lunch I concocted a potable that was composed of equal parts of dill pickle juice and tomato juice, and a few shakes of hot sauce. The drink was a great accompaniment to my sandwich of Italian cold cuts.

Eccola! (not Voila!) It tasted great. If you are a devotee of dill pickles and you find yourself with leftover pickle juice, try the concoction.

I researched the internet for the beneficial effects of pickle juice before making the drink. The information was encouraging that there was some merit to drinking pickle juice. That was something that the Philadelphia Eagles started several seasons ago.

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