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what to do with Branston Pickle?

I spent several weeks recently in England and every time I ordered a Ploughman's Lunch....(which is a delicious hearty way to go at midday)it came with a strange brownish condiment I learned is called Branston Pickle. I fell in love with the stuff and have finally found jars of it in the Seattle area but what else could I use it for?? I am amazed it is in every grocery store in London but not in Seattle.......

C'mon Brits....what else do you use it with? I am so open for your suggestions.

Just another Colonist

Posted by
495 posts

It's a sandwich pickle - other than with a Ploughman's or cheese board we pretty much only use it on sandwiches. It goes very well with ham or cheese (or ham and cheese.)

Posted by
780 posts

My husband is British and uses Branston pickle as you would a sandwich spread. Maybe on a Cheese and tomato sandwich, etc.

There is also a condiment called Piccalilly, and it is like a yellow mustard with sweet pickle relish in it.

Posted by
63 posts

A Ham & Branston pickle sandwich is to die for!

It's also fantastic in a grated cheese sandwich (cheese is much better grated in a sandwich I think).

You can also put it on top of toasted cheese sandwiches - just toast some bread, put slices of cheese on top then grill until melted and then add a dollop of Branston, mmmm.

Another think to try is HP sauce (often had with the full English Breakfast).

Cheers
Steve.

Posted by
8293 posts

We always used to have Branston Pickle with our Christmas turkey. Hmmm. Note to self: Look for Branston Pickle next time I shop.

Posted by
97 posts

MANY THANKS TO YOU ALL.

I am so delighted to have you all reply and give me ideas for my Branston Pickle!! I'll keep this on hand for the future.

Mollie

Posted by
63 posts

Reading the last post reminds me that it does go very well with turkey (or chicken) left over from Christmas (or Thanksgiving :-). Add home made chips (or french fries).

It can turn a meal of leftovers into a feast!

Steve.