Friday, May 25, 2007

Koolicle; The Update

Remember a couple of weeks ago when I posted about Kool-Aid Pickles?

Well, I made some.

The recipes I found online were either too ambiguous or contradictory with one another, so I compiled them into my own interpretation.

Here's how I did it:

My Version of Kool-Aid Pickles:

One gallon jar of dill pickles. (I used Best Maid whole dills)
2 packages of Tropical Punch Kool-aid
3 cups of sugar.

I took the pickles out of the jar and marked the level of the liquid.

I poured the brine into a pitcher and set aside.

I sliced the pickles length way. I then mixed the 2 packages of Kool-Aid and three cups of sugar with 2 quarts of water. I did this right in the pickle jar. It didn't quite reach the mark I had made so I filled it up to the mark with the reserved pickle brine. I placed the pickles back in the jar, shook it up real good and placed it in the refrigerator for a week.

Here are the results:

How do they taste? Well, they taste like a pickle that has been soaking in Kool-Aid for a week. I must say the kids really like them. The garlic in the pickle comes through the Kool-Aid pretty strong. I may look for a brand without garlic. Also, I think next time I will not top off with brine, but with water. I think maybe a bit more sugar as well. I will keep experimenting. I will choose a different kind of Kool-Aid as well. (But that's another post)


litbrit said...'s redalicious!

I'm sure you are a fine cook in every other respect, Sir Robin, but I have to say, you couldn't pay me enough to eat one of those--my stomach is doing backflips just looking at the pic. :lol:

I hope your week was better. Mine was rock-bottom bad, but we're all still here (barely), and it's Chin Up, tackle Finals week (ugh) and on to Summer.

I have to arrange some things for the lads to do over the next three months or I will go crazy with them underfoot.

Anyway, Bon Weekend and all. Seriously, don't eat those things! You will pickle your own insides!

Brave Sir Robin said...

They're better than they sound, but not my cup of tea.

The kids do love them though!

Thanks for the kind words. It comes in waves, and I am a bit better.


Leann said...

I made some for Christmas with a recipe I found online, and I must say that they tasted much better after two months in the brine- really. I don't remember my brand of pickles tasting terribly dill-y- I didn't buy the kind I normally would to straight eating. I am going to try your recipe, w/blue rasberry-I'll let you know how it turns out in about two months.

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