At my friend Claire’s apartment the other night, I opened the fridge in search of a snack and at first sight, the snacking situation seemed dire. I reached for the jar of McClure’s pickles, liking the packaging and thinking maybe a pickle would tide me over until dinner.
Ooooooh, these are good pickles. Crunchy like a potato chip, these pickles live in a salty, garlicky brine with long red chiles. On the website, the McClure family suggests saving the brine for Bloody Mary’s and the chiles for cooking. Duly noted. At around $8 a jar, it’s reassuring to know I’m getting a little bang for my buck.
To buy your own jar of these incredible pickles, you can visit any of these stores: Murray’s Cheese, Formaggio Essex, Stinky Bklyn, Marlow and Sons, Bubby’s, Chelsea Market Baskets, or as a last resort, online at their site: www.mcclurespickles.com (they want you to support local shops and buy it there, rather than use shipping)