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Fried pickles

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Fried pickles: food of the drunk, the southern, and the fantastic. They're one of my absolute favorite terrible-for-me foods. If you've never had them, you might be questioning my taste right now... but you should really give them a try! You won't regret it.

Fried pickles make a great appetizer for a group - they're perfect with barbeque! They're also really simple to make, so you get more time eating and less time cooking. :D And you probably have all the ingredients on hand.

I make my fried pickles with a little cornmeal in the batter because that's how I've always had them - but feel free to change up the base recipe as you like!
 
 
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Step 1: What you'll need:

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  • pickles of your choice - spears or slices
  • 3/4 cup flour (all purpose is best)
  • 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • seasonings of choice - I did Tony's, black pepper and dill - if you don't use Tony's you'll want to add salt
  • vegetable/canola/peanut oil for frying
I prefer thinner slices of pickle, but spears are excellent too. You might want to double bread them. :D

Step 2: Prep the ingredients

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Set your deep fryer to 350 F or get a good amount of oil (at least 3-4 cups) heating over medium heat on the stove.

First of all, drain the pickles!

Beat the eggs and milk together until no chunks of egg remain - you can add a little hot sauce to this if you like! :D

Add your seasonings to the flour/cornmeal - I normally add a couple teaspoons of my primary flavoring and a pinch of dill. Mix the dry ingredients with a fork and taste test to make sure you've added enough seasoning. Keep adding until you can taste the spices!
I love fried pickles! Thanks for the recipe, they taste great.
MiKOTRON1 year ago
So awesome! I'm going to try these at the restaurant tonight.
I and everyone that I work with loved this recipe. Thank you for finding and sharing the best fried pickle recipe that I've ever tasted.
Ooh I love these! The perfect pregnancy craving fixer--not that I'm pregnant, but it would have been awesome when I was!!!! Thanks for the how-to! :)
eyesee1 year ago
Will not be too salty
kenbob1 year ago
I loved your "food of the drunk" statement - I had these at a happy hour once. Loved them! Thanks for sharing.
wazzup1051 year ago
I'm intrigued... this could very well be very nice :)
kelseymh1 year ago
I discovered these at a restaurant in Newport News, VA. I had never heard of them before, and have no idea where to find them in California (other than your kitchen, apparently :-), but they are amazing. I could feel my arteries hardening when the waitress set them down...
I'm so happy to see this! Totally going to make some!
mygibzone1 year ago
I LOVE fried pickles, but never attempted to make them myself. Now I can! Yipee!
I just had these at a fast food place the other day and they were awesome!