Brooklyn Brine Company recently teamed up with Dogfish Head brewery to create the Hop-Pickle: The former's pickles made with caramelized onions, Cascade hops, and the latter's 60 Minute IPA.
I don't need much more of a reason than that to make sliders, do I?
But first I had to try a bite of the pickle. The word intense is overused (probably by me, too) but it applies here: these pickles were like none I've ever tried. Hoppy, spicy, crispy... I don't think I could even eat a whole slice by itself. But I looked forward to trying them on the sliders. (I gave Elizabeth a bite without telling her what the pickles were. Her face scrunched up and she exclaimed "Wow!")
It was a really humid day so I didn't feel like walking all the way to my favorite butcher shop to pick up slider patties; I just bought them at the local market.
I look forward to trying these pickles on other things like sandwiches and diced into relish, and I can already think of a few different burgers on which I will be trying them.