I have made these pickle rolls for about 35 yrs. now. I don't remember where I got the recipe. It is the most requested recipe for all our parties, showers and weddings! Especially for Baby showers. I think it because pregnant women craves pickles.
1Kosher dill pickles-- I usually buy Mt. Olives pickles. Try to find a jar with the smaller pickles. The size you can wrap a slice of bread around. Big ones won't work. Lay pickles on paper towels to drain.
2Cut the edges off of the bread.
3Have cream cheese at room temp, so you can spread it on the bread . After you have cut the edges off of the bread. Spread a layer of the cream cheese on it.
4Place the pickle in the middle of the slice of bread and start wrapping it around the pickle. Pinch or press the seam together.
5Place it on a piece of saran wrap and roll it up and lay the roll down and LIGHTLY roll it back and forwards , like you would roll out a crust. This will help the cream cheese and pickle hold together. Then twist the ends of the wrap & fold under. Lay them on a plate and put them in the fridge. They need to chill all night or all day.
6Then take a thin sharp knife to slice them up. I always slice the ends off first. Then slice each pickle about 1/4 inch thick or a litter thicker if you like.
7Then you can layer or arrange them on a pretty platter or plate to serve.
8If you want to make more just double the recipe. They slice better if they are chilled, & the flavor is better too. I have never tried any other pickle except the kosher dill. I could eat the whole pickle myself and not even slice it. Enjoy!!!