My newest cookbook has just been released by Gibbs Smith, and it’s all about things to do with crispy, crunchy pickles. You probably figured that out from looking at the cute cover.
If you’re harvesting the last of your pickling cucumbers, you’ll find a whole chapter of recipes for homemade pickles, from easy Icebox Dill Pickle Spears to Grandma’s 7-Day Pickles.
You’ll also find appetizers like Batter-Fried Pickle Spears and Pickle Pastrami Roll-Ups, and salads like Old-Fashioned Potato Salad and Danish Cobb Salad.
The Dinners chapter features easy recipes like Slow Cooker Pickle Pork and Creamy Dill Pickle Chicken. You’ll find offbeat recipes like Dill Pickle Soup and Neon State Fair Pickles, too.
You might not think of sweet pickles as a dessert ingredient, but you’ll be surprised at how delicious they taste in Pickle Cupcakes with Lemon-Cream Cheese Frosting and Sweet Pickle Ice Cream (especially favored by pregnant women). I’m not kidding!
If you’d like to win a signed copy of 101 Things To Do With a Pickle for yourself or your favorite pickle-lover, just leave a comment below and answer this question:
What type of pickles do you like best?
Do you like your pickles sour or sweet? Are you a fan of garlicky Kosher pickle spears, or do you favor dill pickle slices? Do you like old-fashioned Bread and Butter Pickles, sweet gherkins, or do you prefer tiny French cornichons? Just shout out your answer before midnight MST on Monday, October 13 and you’ll be automatically entered.
Also, if you’ll be in Denver on Friday, October 24, I’d love to meet you at the official launch party for the book. It’ll be held at Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs (home of Denver’s best fried pickles!) at 2148 Larimer Street from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. with free fried pickles for all, an artisan pickle tasting from The Real Dill, pickle shots, pickle dogs, discounted drinks and more. I’d love to see you there!