What to do with Dill Pickle Caesar Drops
1. Use it to flavor meat
We like to use pickle juice as a meat marinade, which adds extra flavor to dishes like burgers, chicken or pork chops. Simply whisk water, pepper, minced garlic and Dill Pickle Caesar Drops. Then soak the meat in the juice (either in a resealable bag or in a covered dish) before cooking it.
2. Make a vinaigrette
Not a meat eater? Use Dill Pickle Caesar drops in a vinaigrette. Simply whisk the Dill Pickle extract with olive oil, pepper, and garlic. Then, store it in a glass or plastic bottle in the fridge for up to two weeks.
3. Take it as a healthy shot
One easy way to get the benefits of pickle juice without doing any work whatsoever: knock it back as a wellness shot. This can be especially helpful if your muscles are feeling sore from all your at-home workouts.
4. Use it as a secret, flavor-enhancing ingredient
Similarly to how pickles themselves can level up foods like hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, and chili, Dill Pickle Caesar drops can also add an unexpected-yet-delicious layer of flavor to certain foods. Potato salads, cheese or alt-cheese based dishes, and pickled hard boiled eggs are three in particular are good ones to try.
Pickle-Brined French Fries
- 1 + ½ pounds russet potatoes (pick long ones for this)
- 3 cups Dill pickle Caesar drops with water
- olive oil
- garlic powder
- sea or kosher salt and fresh black pepper
- dried or fresh dill weed
- Wash the potatoes and cut into shoestring fries by hand or with a mandolin. You can peel them or not, it's up to you. Place them in a large, heat-proof bowl.
- Meanwhile, add the pickle juice to a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
- Pour the hot juice over the potatoes. If they aren't completely covered in juice boil water and
- pour it over them just until they are completely submerged. Gently mix it up so the pickle juice and water combine. Cover with foil.
- Once the potatoes have cooled refrigerate overnight or for at least 2 hours.
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly grease a large baking sheet with olive oil from edge to edge.
- Drain the fries in a colander and pat them dry with paper towels. Don't rinse them.
- Place them on the baking sheet and drizzle with 1 - 2 teaspoons olive oil. Use your hands to massage it all over the fries then spread them out in one layer.
- Sprinkle garlic powder, light salt, and pepper over them.
- Bake 8 - 12 minutes until lightly browned on the bottom then flip and bake 8
- 10 minutes longer or until they have golden brown spots on them.
- Sprinkle with a little dill to finish and serve with more salt and pepper to taste plus ketchup for dipping.
Healthy Dill Pickle Dip
- 8 ounces whole fat plain Greek yogurt
- 8 ounces reduced fat plain cream cheese, room temperature preferred
- 3-4 quartered dill pickle spears, finely chopped.
- 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika, ground
- 2 scallions, chopped with ends removed
- 1-4 drops of Dill Pickle Caesar Drops
In a large mixing bowl, whish together the yogurt and cream cheese until blended smooth (no clumps). Stir in the remaining ingredients. Transfer to a dish for serving. Top with additional chives or fresh dill, optional. Serve it with your favorite vegetables, chips, or crackers. Enjoy.