Pickle brine is a fancy name for the juice that's leftover when you finish a jar of pickles. Most people dump pickle brine down the drain, but chefs know that pickle brine works miracles in the kitchen.
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1. Pickle Butter. This easy to prepare spread is as delicious as it sounds.
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2. Marinade: Pickle juice is a ready-to-go meat marinade. Use it straight out of the jar to tenderize meat, or check out this pork chop recipe that uses pickle juice and caramelized onions.
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3. Cocktail Mix-in: Pickle brine is an ingredient in many recipes for gourmet cocktails, including this Bloody Mary.
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4. Noodle Sauce: Pickle brine perks up almost any noodle dish, especially macaroni and cheese and macaroni salad.
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5. Straight-Up: Drinking pickle juice straight is considered healthy by many, especially after a strenuous workout, because it replenishes electrolytes and contains naturally occurring probiotics.
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6. Baked: Pickle brine is the key ingredient dill pickle bread, which is both delicious and addictive.
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7. Re-Pickling: Did you know that you can reuse your pickle juice to make refrigerator pickles?
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8. Accoutrement: If you're a fan of Chick-fil-A, you'll be happy to know that you can use your leftover pickle juice to make knockoff Chick-fil-A sandwiches at home.
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9. Dressing: Pickle juice makes a great salad dressing. Either use pickle juice in place of vinegar for a basic oil and vinegar dressing, or use the juice to add zing to homemade ranch dressing.
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10. Cleaner: Pickle juice is useful for more than just making things delicious. It also makes cleaning copper pans a breeze. Just soak the copper in pickle juice for 15 minutes and watch it shine.
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