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Oct 22, 2008 10:58 PM

It's Just Better With Pickles

Okay I am a bit of a pickle junkie...I am one of those juice drinkers and a shot of tequila chased with a shot of pickle juice is one of my ghetto treats. I am an extra pickle person when it comes to burgers, hot dogs are loaded with dill relish and a WT grilled cheese, (white bread, singles and fried in butter) is not the same to me without a mass of pickle chips sealed new love is cheese pizza with thinly sliced pickles placed on top. So what is it for you, what just tastes better with the addition of the glorious pickle?

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  1. I'm totally with you on the pickles.

    If they could figure out a way to make a corndog with a pickle inside, I'd be one very happy 'Hound.

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      man...that sounds so good. I did fall in love with fried pickles while in the south...wish they had those in LA

      1. re: bubbles4me

        I had fried pickles at the Counter in Santa Monica. I've never had them before and they just seemed ok to me, but you might try those and see if they're like those in the South. I'm curious if they're the same.

    2. For me it is a grilled cheese sandwich with some bread and butter pickles on the side.

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      1. re: at24

        Put those pickles inside of the grilled cheese sandwich with a slice of ham and you've got something. Use a good chunck of italian bread and a sandwich press (or a brick wrapped in tin foil) and you have a Cuban Medianoche sandwich (thats a Midnight snack to stay up for.)

        1. re: chilihead

          You also get the real reason I love Thanksgiving. When everyone else is eating leftover potatoes and stuffing I'm happy to make a sandwich with leftover ham, sharp cheddar, and sliced sweet pickles (leftover from the pickle platter at dinner) on a piece of baguette split open to serve as a "roll." No sandwich press in the family, but a Forman grill works just as well.

          1. re: chilihead

            I agree, pickles are very important on a Cuban sandwich. Without them, it's not quite right. It has to have yellow mustard as well.

            ...but I was under the impression that the cuban (which I have eaten) and medianoche (which I have not eaten) are made as shown here:

            1. re: madgreek

              That wiki describes both sandwiches as they are prepared in the Tampa area. I spent over 30 years there,so that version remains my bench mark. I lived in Puerto Rico for a bit, and the medianoches I found were prepared the same.

              1. re: meatn3

                the wiki-described cubans are the ones i know from long-ago southwest coastal florida. there was so much interaction between there and cuba. my BIL's father took hemingway out on fishing expeditions in the gulf -- they ran out of charlotte harbor into the gulf.

                the place in fort myers that served the best cuban sandwiches was the snack house, long gone, now. ybor city set the standard for the very best around!

        2. I love those mini dill pickles and can eat a jar at one sitting.When ever I have a cold and my nose is stuffed up and I can't taste much the cool crunch of a pickle is something that crave. The salty/vinegary brine is good on a sore throat, and goes down better than milky foods.

          Also love fried pickles.

          1. To me, any spicy food is better with pickles.

            Though it doesn't have to be the normal cucumber pickles. I enjoy a lot of the Asian pickles, like the Korean ones and Japanese ones.

            1. a sandwich with a dill pickle spear

              real bbq with slices pickles, and sliced jalapenos for munching.

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              1. re: swsidejim

                Amen! Gate's BBQ in Kansas City has the best pickles with BBQ on earth. I get a side of them and just dip them in the spicy sauce. So amazing...