If you are a fan of pickles and would like to enjoy their flavors, this pickle powder recipe is dedicated to you. It's a perfect add-on for your chips and tortillas.
This simple dry dill pickle powder entertains your party or family food.
About this recipe
It is super easy to make with a food dehydrator or oven. Perfect for storing in the kitchen cabinets at room temperature without worrying about refrigerating your favorite pickles.
This pickle powder is so easy to make, instantly boosts up the flavors of the dishes, and serves as a quick enhancer. Sprinkle over salads, dips, or cocktails, and enjoy the makeover. Pat yourself for the beautiful concept that you have tried.
You can make pickle powder with any pickle you like dill pickles, sweet pickles, jalapeno pickles, or any other you prefer.
Why this pickle powder recipe?
- Involves fewer processes and procedures.
- Excellent to store at room temperature.
- The taste and the flavor are precisely the same as your regular pickles.
- Super handy.
- It tastes fabulous on meat, snacks, salads, and burgers.
- If you are like me, who loves pickles and their flavors, you will surely relish this recipe.
How to make pickle powder?
You may use your dehydrator, or you may use the oven. The dehydrates provide the best results, and the oven version is equally good and needs your supervision.
A dehydrator is the most convenient, but it's tied up with initial investment and a place to store up. Suppose you have the dehydrator already. Hurray. If not, let's make it over a simple kitchen oven.
With the dehydrator
Drain the pickles from its brine using a colander. Allow it in the colander for about 30 minutes to remove excess liquid.
Slice them into ¼ inch thickness if the pickles are giant.
Arrange them in the dehydrator, set the temperature at 135 degrees Fahrenheit, and let them dry for 6 hours.
The cooking time depends on the thickness of the pickle; keep an eye on the final hours of cooking. And take them out once they reach a crispy, moisture-free texture.
Allow them to cool to reach room temperature.
Add it to a spice jar and blend it until it becomes a smooth texture.
Save it in a glass container to use later.
If the dill pickles are whole and cut lengthwise, slice the pickles evenly to ¼ inch thickness.
Using a colander, drain the brine. Set the colander over a bowl for half an hour to remove excess brine.
Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Fahrenheit.
Line the baking tray; I would firmly line the baking tray with parchment paper. This prevents the pickles from sticking to the tray.
Arrange the pickles in a single layer and without crowding.
Let them dry completely for about three hours. Check the final cooking hours; the time varies with the pickled vegetable’s size and thickness.
Increase the cooking time if the pickles are moist.
Allow them to reach room temperature, and grind them to a fine powder using a spice jar.
Save in airtight containers for future use.
How to store?
In pantry. It's ideal to store in the pantry at room temperature for about 4 weeks.
In the refrigerator. To retain its fresh flavors and to increase its lifetime, you may refrigerate it to use it for up to 4 months.
How to use?
Cocktails. It is a spectacular pairing that enhances the tastes instinctively. Stir in and feel the enlightenment that brings in.
Sprinkle. Sprinkle over grilled or barbequed meat for an instant makeover. Or make your pickle powder seasoning by mixing it with other seasoning ingredients.
Marinade. Add in along with your regular marinades or dry rubs.
Dips. Mix in with mayo for a quick dip to serve with chips or tortillas.
Recommended tools for making this recipe
Spice Grinder. This magical device will transform your dried pickles into a flavorful powder.
Fine Mesh Sieve. This ensures a fine, lump-free powder. It will separate the coarse bits from your freshly made pickle powder.
Airtight Jar. Store your pickle powder, keeping it fresh and fragrant. Plus, it makes for a pretty addition to your spice rack.
Printable recipe card
- 2 cups dill pickles
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place a baking sheet, and line it with parchment paper.
- Set the baking sheet in the middle rack,
- Set the timer for 45 minutes, and allow it till the edges becomes crinkle and crispy.
- Then remove the tray from the oven , and allow it to cool.
- Add it to the spice blender and grind it until the crispy pickles becomes powder.
- Transfer it to airtight container and enjoy.