|Total:||1 h 15 m|
|Course:||Main course Lunch Dinner|
Pickled sour cucumbers are one of my favorite snacks. Tons of it have probably gone through my digestion system. And because I love pickles so much, people have been asking me if I wasn’t pregnant since the day I was born.
I wasn’t even speaking yet, but already got questions. I’ll probably remain ‘pregnant’ until the day I die. People who don’t like pickles seem suspicious to me.
In general, I like cooking pretty much everything. I enjoy pickling, too. But as a home cook, I do have one weakness – confectionery.
I am absolutely incapable of making anything sweet (cooking strictly from a recipe doesn’t count), and I would lie if I said I’m eager to learn. Cakes, pies, cookies sound much more exotic to me than a deep-fried guinea pig. IMO, sugar and flour simply could be non-existent. Perhaps pizza is the only thing that makes the existence of flour meaningful.
As you’ve probably figured, I don’t cook things I don’t enjoy eating. But I love experimenting, so I’ve been considering making a savory cake or pie for quite some time. Not Sheperd’s, though – something new, something of my own. The solution I came up with was making a pie that would consist of the things I like, including pickles. I have a full balcony of those, by the way. Friends say they’re good, so I’m not sharing the recipe as I’m considering selling them.
OK, let’s get back to the pie. Apparently, if you google ‘pickle pie’, you get quite a few recipes, but all of them are sweet. Yes, sweet pies with pickles.
So I had to create my own recipe.
I did some research in my own head and had the ingenious idea for a hodge-podge pie. With potatoes, tomatoes, and smoked hot-dogs. And lots of pickles. And with pickles on the side. Accompanied by pickle juice.
If you’re scared your pie won’t be pretty, simply use more cheese. Melted cheese is the most beautiful thing on our planet.
Mine wasn’t exactly sexy, but look – it doesn’t look too bad in pictures, does it?
Originally published on 15min.lt