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I saw a recipe for this a few days ago and thought it was a crazy idea but decided to google and see other Fried Pickle recipes I could find. I came up with this tweaked combination from half a dozen recipes for it and it's yummy! Even without a dipping sauce they are divine and I have a feeling I am going to become addicted ;-)
Whisk together egg, milk, hot sauce, Worcestershire, pickle juice and 1/4 cup flour in a bowl.
In another bowl mix together remaining 1/4 cup flour, tempura batter mix, salt and pepper.
Dip pickle slices in to egg batter then dredge into tempura mixture to coat completely.
Transfer dredged pickles to a wax paper lined cookie sheet. Place cookie sheet in freezer for 30 to 45 minutes
Heat the oil in a deep fryer or sauce pan to medium-high heat and fry pickles in batches until golden brown, about 3-5 minutes.
Transfer on to cloth or paper towel to drain.
Serve with ranch or blue cheese dressing.
By Deeli from Richland, WA
In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, salt, and pepper. In another bowl, beat eggs and milk. Blot pickles with paper towels to remove moisture. Coat pickles with flour mixture; then dip in egg mixture; coat again with flour mixture.
In electric skillet, heat oil to 375 degrees F. Fry pickles about 10 at a time for 3 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Drain on paper towels. Serve warm with ranch dressing, if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
By Robin from Washington, IA
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In a deep fryer, heat oil to 360 degrees F. In a shallow bowl, stir together cornmeal mix, flour and pepper. In another bowl, combine egg and milk. Dip dill chips in milk mixture and roll in cornmeal mixture. Fry pickles in batches for about 3 minutes per batch until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. These are good served with a platter of raw vegetables and ranch dressing.
By Trudy from Springfield, IL
Could you use real pickles rather than dill pickle flavored potato chips?
Editor's Note: I believe that the recipe is using dill pickle "chips" that you put on hamburgers, the wavy cut slices that come in a jar near the whole pickles. (03/01/2007)
Last year, while on vacation, we visited Stone Mountain, GA. We really enjoyed our trip, and one thing that we really enjoyed was "Deep Fried Pickles" that were served in one of the restaurants. They were really delicious. We asked for the recipe, but we were told that the recipe was a secret. The pickles were a deli type sliced spear, coated with some type of breading and then deep fried. It doesn't sound good, but they were to die for!
Does anyone have a recipe for these pickles?
Debbie from New Jersey
Go to yahoo and search for deep fried pickles. There are several recipes to choose from. Hopefully one is the type you remember. (04/21/2005)
We make them here at home and they are very easy to do. All we do is buy the whole pickles, slice into thin strips and then coat in a seasoned flour. You get to decide on the seasoning you like. Make sure your deep fryer is already set up and getting hot because you want as soon as you coat your slices to get them in the hot oil so that they don't suck up the flour mixture. Fry until golden brown and drain on paper towels! Enjoy! (04/21/2005)
In a large bowl, combine 2 eggs, 1/4 cup of the flour, buttermilk, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, cayenne pepper, seasoning salt and garlic powder.
In a separate mixing bowl, combine cornmeal, 2 cups flour, salt and 3/4 teaspoon black pepper.
Preheat oil in a deep fryer or pot to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C). Dip drained pickles into milk mixture and then dredge them in the flour mixture. Deep fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Salt and pepper to taste
Thank you very much, I had these at the Hooters restaurant and they are delicious. I will try making them myself. (08/10/2007)
I never heard about deep fried pickles until a day ago when my wife bought some at a local burger shop and I can honestly say that they are too salty and nothing that I'd buy again. (09/27/2007)
I was skeptical to try them myself, however they turned out to be a definite party must have. Our friends request them all the time. Love the recipe. Thank you:) (01/27/2008)
By Deana-Sterling Heights, Michigan
When you fry pickles use fresh oil and use this oil only when you fry pickles. I dip my pickle spears in flour, then buttermilk mixture and then again in seasoned flour mixture. Drop in basket in the fryer, in hot oil, do not over load basket. when they are don they will float to surface. remove basket, let oil drain off, place pickles on brown bag covered with paper towel. (03/01/2009)