Tiny, sour, unbearably cute mouse melons, also called Mexican sour gherkins, have been growing in popularity. Turns out they make the best crunchy quick pickles. Flavored with tarragon instead of dill, they make cornichons. Quelle jolie!
Would I buy special seeds, wrestle with spiny green monsters, and individually prep dozens of tiny cucumbers just so I could make something I could buy in a store? Of course I would. And you can too! Also, pate.