by Leif Starbuck
Eat a lot of store-bought pickles? Read on to find out how, by reusing the pickle brine, you can "clone" your favorite brand of pickles at the cost of around 75 cents a jar.
This recipe makes one jar of pickles. You'll need:
1 ''used" jar of pickles with brine reserved
1 Tbsp white distilled vinegar
1 Tbsp table or kosher salt
2 cloves garlic (optional)
Step 1: Reserve your pickle juice.
My favorite brand of store-bought pickles is Claussen. The juice is almost good enough to drink -- an option I gave into on a couple occasions when pouring it down the drain just didn't seem right. So, for this tutorial, reserve as much as possible, as there's a lot of flavor still in there after the pickles are gone.