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!
Step 1: What you'll need:
- 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
Step 2: Prep the ingredients
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!