May 25, 2018

Southern Fried Pickles

Today I am sharing one of my favorite comfort food snacks: Southern Fried Pickles .
 I love ordering them at restaurants but have never tried to make them myself until now. They are surprisingly easy to make and take only a few minutes to prepare and cook. I decided to coat them only in seasoned flour instead of a thick egg batter so they are crunchy and light and not thick coated. I love how they came out and my husband and I gobbled them up for dinner tonight!
Fried pickles are an addictive appetizer that we often order when we dine out at local sports bars. I made this copycat recipe and I was so excited my version came out just like the restaurant version- crunchy, tangy, and delicious!

Ingredients:

  • 1 16 oz jar of dill pickle slices, drained 
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • vegetable oil, for frying

Directions:

  1. Add oil to a heavy bottomed pot and heat over medium high heat to 350 degrees. 
  2. Place the drained pickles on a paper towel lined plate and pat dry. 
  3. Add flour and seasonings to a large plate and stir together.
  4. Working in batches, add the pickles to the flour and coat on both sides, shaking off excess. 
  5. Gently place in the oil and cook for 1-2 minutes until slightly brown and crunchy.
  6. Remove to a papertowel lined plate to drain.
  7. Serve right away with Ranch or Cajun dip.
 I am not partial to any brand pickle but I love crunchy dill pickle chips for this recipe. 
Pickle spears would also be yummy!
 Add oil to a heavy bottomed pot and heat over medium high heat to 350 degrees. 
 Drain the pickles {reserve the juice if you like to drink it- my kiddos do}. 
 Place the drained pickles on a paper towel lined plate and pat dry. 
 Add flour and seasonings to a large plate and stir together.
 Working in batches, add the pickles to the flour and coat on both sides.
Shake off any excess. 
 Gently place in the oil. 
Cook for 1-2 minutes until slightly brown and crunchy. 
Remove to a papertowel lined plate to drain. 
 I serve my fried pickles with ranch dip or this Cajun sauce made with ketchup, horseradish, mayo, and Cajun seasoning. 
Crunchy, with a hint of spice. My absolute favorite! 
Serve right away with dipping sauce and enjoy!
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1 comment:

  1. Ohhhh I love me some fried pickles! I grew up on them being from the south. So yummy!

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