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Say goodbye to buying pickles at the store and start making your pickles at home!
Step One: Buy Kirby cucumbers
Step Two: Place scrubbed cucumbers into the brine-filled jar, screw on lid, refrigerate
Step Three: Wait a while….. EAT.
Ever reuse a teabag? Turned cooked soup chicken into chicken salad? Day-old rice intofried rice? Stale bread into panzanella? If you have, you understand the unique pleasures of getting a little extra something from a food most people would think was only fit for the compost heap.
Another example of something from nothing? It all starts when you hit the pause button the next time you’re about to pour the pickle brine left in the jar down the drain. That garlicky, dill-infused brine is still full of flavor—and it’s still packed with enough salt to transform a whole new bunch of fresh cucumbers into pickles.
Yep, every jar of store-bought pickles is also basically a do-it-yourself pickle kit. And if you’re like me and are never quite motivated enough to embark on the end-of-summer pickling craze, this super-simple method of making pickles from leftover pickle brine might be your tipping point. After all, how much easier do you need it to be? (Bonus: If you do like to make your own pickles from scratch, you can reuse that homemade brine just as easily.)
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