Fried Pickles Recipe
This Fried Pickles Recipe makes a perfectly pleasing palatable plate of goodness. Sliced and coated with seasoned flour and deep-fried. Serve them as an appetizer or a fun side dish at your next party, and watch them disappear!
It seems that just about every food known has been fried. Some successful. Others, not so much. Most fried foods, I can take a bite or two, and that’s enough, I can take it or leave it. But there are other fried foods, like mushrooms, onions, or these Fried Pickles have a flavor and texture combination that just seems right. And to take one bite or two isn’t the easiest thing to do. For that reason, we don’t prepare fried foods on a regular basis. Everything in moderation and all of that.
When we do fry something, we make sure that it’s worth the extra calories and fat. These Fried Pickles are worth it in our opinion, or as they refer to tasty things around our area, they’re “good eating.” Of course, don’t forget the Comeback Sauce (very similar to Zax Sauce) for dipping. It’s an essential partner for Fried Pickles. It just is.
How to make fried pickles?
- In a medium bowl, add the flour and the Italian seasoning garlic powder, salt, and pepper and mix those. Pour the water and hot sauce in the flour and whisk until creamy.
- Cut the pickles on slices, then pat them dry with a paper towel. Add oil into the pan and preheat over medium heat.
- Transfer the dried pickles into the batter using a slotted spoon, let the excess drip off. Add the pickles one by one in the preheated oil and fry for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
Tips for Fried Pickles Recipe:
- One of the most important steps of this recipe is allowing the pickles to dry off. The batter will adhere to them better and reduce spattering too.
- These Fried Pickles are little on the spicy side—not too hot, but subtly spicy. I think it’s just the perfect amount of kick (it’s a small itsy bitsy teeny weeny kick), but if you’re concerned about the amount of heat, adjust hot sauce amount to preference, or delete the hot sauce altogether, substituting a little pickle juice or water in its place.
- A thermometer to monitor oil temperature when frying is a must. Guessing when the oil is at the correct temperature isn’t a good idea.
- The right tools make all the difference in a smooth frying experience or a huge mess. A large spoon strainer or Chinese Spider is so helpful when deep-frying at home.
- Serious Eats has a great article about wok deep frying. You’ll find some great tips for deep frying at home with a wok that works for any deep frying.
These crispy pickles are one of the most delicious fried treats. They can be enjoyed as an appetizer, added to food boards, or served as a side dish with almost any meal.
As an appetizer can be served with the ultimate go-to comeback sauce. Other sauces, such as simple mustard dipping sauce, easy baba ghanoush recipe made with roasted eggplant, garlic, and tahini, are a great addition as well. As a side dish with sweet and spicy glazed salmon, crispy fried chicken, chicken kabobs, and added into burgers instead of regular pickles.
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