Like cucumbers, gherkins are fruits that belongs to the Cucumis sativus species. They usually range from one to three inches in size, and are pickled in a sweet brine or vinegar, but we prefer whiskey. The word gherkin is derived from the Dutch word gurkiinFrancophiles know this teeny-tiny tangy treat as a cornichon, but theirs are particularly tart. 

Why not whip up your own with this easy recipe? Just swap out the cucumbers for gherkins and you’re ready to go.

Use today’s Word of the Day: Basic Refigerator Pickling Recipe