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Trisha

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fried pickles?
« on: August 11, 2007, 01:06:10 AM »
I'm looking for a good easy to make fried pickle recipe. I was hoping someone would have one, since I hear they've been popular in the south for awhile. I'm just now seeing them once in a while at restaurants.

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Re: fried pickles?
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2007, 04:07:39 PM »
I have a couple:

Beer Battered Fried Pickles

Ingredients
2 (16-oz.) jars of your favorite dill pickle sandwich slices, drained
1 large egg
1 (12-oz.) can beer
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Vegetable oil
Ranch Dipping Sauce

Directions
1. Pat pickles dry with paper towels.
2. Whisk together egg and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl; add 1 1/2 cups flour, and whisk until smooth.
3. Pour oil to a depth of 1 1/2 inches into a large heavy skillet or Dutch oven; heat over medium-high heat to 375.
4. Dip pickle slices into batter, allowing excess batter to drip off. Fry pickles, in batches, 3 to 4 minutes or until golden. Drain and pat dry on paper towels; serve immediately with Ranch Dipping Sauce.

and

Tempura Dill Pickles

Ingredients
1 (24-ounce) jar sliced kosher dill pickles
Vegetable oil
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup club soda, chilled


Directions
1. Drain pickles, reserving 2 tablespoons pickle juice. Press pickles between layers of paper towels. Set aside.
2. Pour oil to a depth of 3 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 370.
3. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir in club soda and reserved 2 tablespoons pickle juice, stirring just until combined. (Batter will be lumpy.)
4. Dip pickles into batter, letting excess drip off.
5. Fry pickles, in batches, 2 1/2 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on wire racks over paper towels, and serve immediately.



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Re: fried pickles?
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2007, 04:17:54 PM »
Thanks! Does it matter if the pickles are warm or cold?

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Re: fried pickles?
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2007, 04:21:48 PM »
Hmm, not sure if it matters. I've always had them at room temperature (opening a new jar from the pantry), so I know that works well.

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Re: fried pickles?
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2007, 09:30:19 PM »
Mmmmm...deep fried pickles. I'll be getting my fix at the State Fair on Tuesday.

I don't have a recipe that I use but I remember the ones at the fair have dill added into the batter and they are phenomenal!

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Re: fried pickles?
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2007, 10:21:32 PM »
Wow, I haven't heard anyone mention Fried Pickles in years!  I actually just posted my Karma story on the other board and the fast food place I worked at used to make these.  When everyone first heard of them they thought they sounded so gross.  But once they tried them they fell in love.  Maybe I'll have to check out my State Fair too and see if I can find me some!

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Re: fried pickles?
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2007, 08:45:43 AM »
That's one food I don't need to make.  I get plenty when I visit my parents.

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Re: fried pickles?
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2007, 01:55:59 AM »
oh my gosh, i just had these for the first time and they are incredible! they had ranch dressing to dip them in- perfection.

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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2007, 10:28:38 AM »
huh. I've never eaten a fried pickle and have never even seen one, but when I've heard about them, I've always imagined them looking like twinkies.. i.e., the whole pickle deep-fried, instead of the sandwich chips.  Interesting. 

Are they best with dill pickles, sweet, or bread and butter?

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Re: fried pickles?
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2007, 11:02:42 AM »
Are they best with dill pickles, sweet, or bread and butter?

Dill.  I've never had them any other way.

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Re: fried pickles?
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2007, 05:43:47 PM »
huh. I've never eaten a fried pickle and have never even seen one, but when I've heard about them, I've always imagined them looking like twinkies.. i.e., the whole pickle deep-fried, instead of the sandwich chips.  Interesting. 

Are they best with dill pickles, sweet, or bread and butter?

the ones i had were the little slices.

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Re: fried pickles?
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2007, 08:13:03 PM »
I'm looking for a good easy to make fried pickle recipe. I was hoping someone would have one, since I hear they've been popular in the south for awhile. I'm just now seeing them once in a while at restaurants.

I know what I'm making for the gamers (dorks) on Sunday evening!