Friday, January 10, 2014

Fried Pickles Recipe

Over the weekend we had a football Sunday when Green Bay played the 49ers. My husband had requested football food in honor of this game, so I took to the kitchen, making some of our favorites: oven baked fries, chipotle raspberry wings, and then, when discovering an unopened jar of pickles, decided to make fried pickles.

If you've never had them before you may not like them. The first time I had them they were similar to this, and every time after it they were terrible. I'll tell you what makes them disgusting: corn meal or corn starch. Keep the corn away from this recipe kids. 

What you will need:
1 egg
1 cup flour
1 cup beer (I used Pabst)
Pickle Chips - I did both sweet and dill and they were great!
Oil for frying

1. Mix all your ingredients into a bowl. The beer will cause the batter to fizz for some time, so set aside, wait for fizz to dissolve and then stir some more. 
2. Remove your pickles from the jar and start to pat them dry using a paper towel. Set aside until batter is mixed well.
3. In a skillet pour some oil in and start to heat it up- medium heat works best. It will take a few moments to heat up, so you can dry more pickles at this time.
4. You'll need to create your own routine here to limit the mess - You'll dip a pickle into the batter, then drop it into the oil. Continue, doing about 5 pickles at a time. It'll take about two minutes for one side to cook.
5. Flip pickles and let cook for a few more moments. Prepare a plate with paper towels and once cooked, transfer pickles onto the plate. Repeat until all pickles are cooked.
6. Let cool and serve with dill ranch sauce or serve plain, which is just as delicious.


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