March 7, 2012

Deep Fried Pickles

DEEEEP  fried anything is GOOD.
Calamari, dumplings, green beans, french fries & even turkeys.
The newest discovery for me is deep fried pickles.

You first bite into the crispiness of the fried batter, followed by the slight tartness & sourness
of the pickle chip along with the chilled ranch dressing....  you seriously can't eat just 5!

jar of pickle chips (you want slices- rather than the whole pickle)
equal parts of flour, corn starch and Panko bread crumbs.  (start with about 5 TBSP of each)
oil to deep fry the pickles
1-2 egg whites (depending on the quantity)
salt to sprinkle on after it is fried
ranch dressing to dip in

First start with a handful of pickles and lay them on a paper towel
so the excess pickle juice remains on the paper towel.

Then have your egg whites in one bowl and the dry batter of flour, cornstarch & panko in another.

 Submerge the pickles in the egg white and then in the dry batter to look something like this.

Then simply deep fry the pickles making sure you don't over crowd the pan or fryer.
When they are golden brown, take them out and lay them on a paper towel to get the excess oil
off and sprinkle a little salt for even more flavor.    It is best served with chilled ranch dressing.

It really was hard to eat just 5, 6 or 7.  Even if you are not a huge fan of pickles...
I would recommend these deep fried pickles!
Deep fried green beans are done the same way and they are REALLY good also!