crisp, tangy pickled okra makes the perfect side dish for a big fried chicken dinner. it's also delicious with cold beer, crackers and pimento cheese. if you like dill cucumber pickles, you'll love these!
The recipe calls for fennel bulb (not seeds, although we do add classic spices– caraway seeds and juniper berries) to provide a slightly sweet counterpoint to the sourness, and fresh ginger gives it a boost of fresh flavor.
A popular ‘antipasto’ (not really sure what other word to use here) in Pennsylvania is pickled eggs. They’re eggs. They’re pink. They’re a little sweet with a lot of tang, and despite the atrocious aftermath that may result, they are delicious.
Winter squash is wonderful roasted, fun to eat raw but even better when made probiotic and pickled through fermentation. A quick ferment, this adds complexity to cooked dishes and pickle platters alike.