It's hard to imagine improving the deliciousness of a simple pickle. Tangy, salty, and crisp all at the same time, pickles are a beloved snack for good reason. However, on their own, they may not be particularly filling or convenient to serve in a social setting. By combining cheese, pickle slices, and a brief baking time, you can create yummy pickle chips for yourself or as a unique appetizer. Think of them as a lighter version of fried pickle chips — with the bonus of not having to deal with frying oil or batter.
To make these savory crisps, start by patting your preferred pickles dry. Sliced pickle chips work best for this particular recipe. After drying your pickles, place them on a lined baking sheet, surrounding each slice with your choice of cheese both on top and beneath. Bake your chips until the cheese starts to brown around the edges, which should take about 15 minutes. Once out of the oven, let them cool before enjoying. These pickle chips can be paired with a dip or consumed on their own, making them a unique party snack or a tasty side dish.
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Tips For Making Pickle Chips At Home
If you prefer your pickle chips to have a more uniform shape, consider using a greased mini muffin tin. Follow the same sandwich method with the cheese: a layer on the bottom, followed by the pickle slice, and then another layer of cheese on top. This ensures that all your chips are of the same size and look more aesthetically pleasing. Feel free to experiment with the cheese-to-pickle ratio to find your perfect bite and desired level of crispiness.
Don't hesitate to get creative with your choice of cheese. You could opt for something salty like Parmesan to complement the pickle's flavors, or go for something like pepper jack to add a layer of spice. Consider cheeses that feature the same herbs and spices as your pickles; for example, if you're using dill pickles, look for cheeses that incorporate dill. This creates complementary flavors that elevate your snack to the next level. You can also experiment with various seasonings for your chips. Options like curry powder offer a subtle sweetness and spice, while cayenne pepper provides a touch of heat. Everything bagel seasoning is another popular choice, infusing your chips with notes of onion and garlic. These chips can be tailored to suit any palate.
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