Quick Bread-and-Butter Pickles
Even so-called quick pickles can take several hours or overnight to marinate. But fill a siphon with pickle ingredients and charge it with pressurized gas, and the brine penetrates deep into the vegetable in a matter of minutes. In addition to the cucumber in this bread-and-butter-pickle recipe, try the method with other thinly sliced vegetables, like red onion, radishes and okra. Slideshow: Pickled Vegetables
The pickles can be refrigerated in their brine for up to 2 weeks.
The 1-pint iSi Gourmet Whip Plus is sold on amazon.com for $109; 24 cream (N20) cartridges are $17. Siphon Tip To get the pickles out of the siphon, release the gas: Hold the siphon upright, with a cup shielding the nozzle, then gently press the handle. Open the canister and pour out the pickles with their brine.