Winning Pickle Recipe

A Texas reader's twist on chips and dip came out on top in our pickle-themed contest.

Categories:
Vegetables, Summer, Cucumber, American, Southern

Winning Recipe: Pretzel-Crusted Pickle Chips with Mustard Sauce

Pickles are much more than just a sandwich accessory -- or so we learned from our March 2010 recipe contest. Danica Preston of San Antonio turned her favorite childhood snack, crisp dill pickles right out of the jar, into a grown-up party food: pickle chips. She coated thick slices in crushed pretzels and fried them for extra crunch. Even Danica’s anti-pickle boyfriend found the salty chips and smoky dipping sauce addictive. "They’d be the best bar snack," she says.

Danica Preston of San Antonio turned pickles into crunchy chips.