I would relish a different kind of pickle relish
February 1, 2017 11:04am CST
I grew up eating sweet pickle relish on my burgers at home and probably restaurants as well in their various "secret sauces. I always had a jar in my 'fridge until Anne and I got together. She detests the stuff, preferring sliced dill pickles. I have come around to preferring that as well. I have looked on store shelves for dill relish, but it does not seem to exist. I have not yet searched for a recipe, but I may or even make one up. How hard could that be? Chop some dill pickles, throw in some other stuff found in sweet pickle relish and there it would be. Do you like the sweet pickle relish or prefer no pickles at all? Now I'm hungry!
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• United States
1 Feb 17
I can't stand sweet relish, so it's dill pickles or dill relish or none at all. I've seen dill relish at my grocery store before. I shop at one called Fry's, which is a Kroger store, so if you have one of those they might have it. They keep it near the other relishes. You're right, it probably would be easy to make.
• Otis Orchards, Washington
1 Feb 17
Come to think of it, I don't remember seeing dill relish lately. Seems like I have seen it before, though. When I was growing up we made our own pickles from the cucumbers from our garden. I can't remember much about dill pickles but sweet pickles were a real pain in the behind to make. We had to soak them in a brine for days before canning them. Then "bread and butter" pickles appeared and they were so much easier to can that we rarely canned any other pickles. So I'd say I ate more bread and butter pickles at home growing up than any other pickle. (I guess the name bread and butter came about when the couple who sold them had a bad crop of cucumbers–they were too small to make regular dill or sweet pickles–so they made what they later called bread and butter pickles and bartered them at the local grocer for things like bread and butter.) Funny thing. According to what I've read these pickles have been sold since the 1920s but we didn't start making them until the 1960s and everyone acted like they were the latest, greatest thing to come about since sliced bread. So I always thought they were something that was discovered in the 1960s. Nothing like being off by 40 years!