What can I do with pickle juice?
Well, you can throw it away. I do that quite often, actually.
Some people compost it. You can read about that here.
But I’ve found that a good thing to do with it is to make Dill Pickle Soup. It’s easy and if you have pickles and milk hanging around, you probably have the other ingredients, too. It sounds really weird, but if you like pickles, it’s worth trying.
Dill Pickle Soup
6 C. stock (any type)
4 large dill pickles, shredded
1/2 C. pickle juice
2 1/2 C. thinly sliced potatoes
2 T. flour
1 C. milk
2 T. butter
salt & pepper
Garnish: fresh dill, sour cream (optional)
In a large pot, combine stock, pickles, pickle juice & potatoes. Simmer for about 10 minutes.
Combine flour and milk in a small bowl. Add to broth. Heat.
Combine egg and butter (you can use the same small bowl, if you wish.) Stir into broth.
Heat without boiling. (This is really important. If you boil it, it will curdle, which you don’t want.)
Season to taste and garnish.