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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!

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
I prefer thinner slices of pickle, but spears are excellent too. You might want to double bread them. :D
<p>i finally made these last night, they turned out great! i looked up easily half a dozen different fried pickle recipes, so i did &quot;merge&quot; a couple ideas but the photos on this one got me to take the plunge. for the wet i used half buttermilk half milk and one egg seasoned with hot sauce, and for the dry i used flour seasoned with seasoned salt, cajun spice, and a little extra garlic powder &amp; paprika. <br><br>my choices were mostly to use up what i had on hand. next time i will add the cornmeal as that's how i remember the first (and best) ones i had being, i just was out. (used to order fried pickles &amp; jalapenos at redbones bbq in somerville - haven't gone since we moved and been craving them. finally thought, hey, why not just make 'em myself?) i served them with a dip made of ranch, some mayo (to thicken it), hot sauce, a squirt of spicy mustard and s&amp;p. next time i might try just using a ranch dip (all i had was dressing) or fry sauce. boyperson loved them - i made half the jar and we ate them all! used store brand crinkle cut dill chips. (literally every other jar of pickles was bread &amp; butter, sandwich slices, spears, wholes, ovals...who knew it was now impossible to find the dill chips, weird!) anyway, thanks, i know i'll make these again!</p>
anyone ever have deep fried cheese curds or butter?
<p>I had fried ice cream</p>
<p>I had fried ice cream</p>
<p>I had fried ice cream</p>
<p>I had fried ice cream</p>
<p>wizgirl's got a recipe up for cheese curds that looks really good! </p><p>http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheese-Curds/</p>
<p>yum</p>
I love fried pickles! Thanks for the recipe, they taste great.
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! :)
Will not be too salty
I loved your &quot;food of the drunk&quot; statement - I had these at a happy hour once. Loved them! Thanks for sharing.
I'm intrigued... this could very well be very nice :)
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!
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!

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