Cornichons, the fancy word for gherkin pickles, is about to enter your vocabulary (and your menu) for good! Crisp texture, tart bite, small but mighty!
Cornichons are like the baby version of your regular pickled cucumbers, and they're cute! (how often can you say that about food?). They're made by the French company Maille, with their more than two centuries of tradition making them. These mini gherkins are hand-harvested before maturity, so they keep an extra sharp taste and a firm, crunchy texture, cured in spirit vinegar and a unique blend of spices.
Maille Cornichons Extra Fine Gherkin Pickles.
Glass jar contains 13.5 fl oz (400 ml).
Product of France.
Have a little taste of Maille Gherkins as an aperitif, pinch them whole with toothpicks and offer them on a plate with cheese (Gruyère fits particularly well), ham, and a glass of wine. They can also be an ingredient in steak tartar, chicken or tuna mousse or salad, deviled eggs, and even in your sandwiches! Don't throw the brine; you can make a great Dirty Martini or Bloody Mary with it!
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I had cornichon pickles while eating at Universal Studios in Orlando and I had to buy some for home. I can't find them in any stores near me but I found them here. They were shipped fast and packaged with care. I will be ordering them again and again and again.
Tiny Pickle, Big Taste!
Let’s face it, when it comes to food, the French really know what they’re doing! If you’ve never tasted Maille brand Cornichons (little gherkin pickles), you are missing a treat. The recipe, from 1747 apparently, is perfect. Perfect taste, perfect crisp bite. It adds so much to picnic salads, or remoulade-type sauces, or just as a sandwich side. Highly recommended.
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