Another Tasty Tuesday: Fried Pickles.  

Posted by: Savari in ,

I think I've said it before, but I should probably say it again. Southerners will fry anything. Twinkies, mushrooms, onions, chicken, ice cream, Snicker's candy bars, etc. Not only will southerners fry anything, they will eat most anything that is fried.

I love pickles. Always have. And yep, in typical southern fashion, I love them even more when they are fried. I can't count how many recipes I tried for fried pickles before I finally just came up with one on my own. Just a bit of forewarning for y'all. I am the worlds worst about measuring stuff when I'm doing a recipe. I just add stuff until it looks right, so for any of the recipes you may find here, you'll have to work with them to get them to taste the way you want them.

Fried Pickles
Vlasic sliced dill pickles (I like the taste Vlasic pickles have and they also retain their crunch through frying)
1 cup self rising flour
Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning
Garlic salt and pepper (The garlic salt I have already has the pepper in it)

I warned y'all before hand that I don't measure stuff, hence not having an amount of creole seasoning or garlic salt or water and I'm guessing on the flour. What I do is put the flour in a smallish mixing bowl and sprinkle the garlic salt and pepper over the top, generously. Then I sprinkle the creole seasoning over the top, again generously. (Keep in mind that Tony Chachere's creole seasoning is SALTY!!!) I then add water to the bowl until the mixtures forms a sort of loose paste. Not runny and not biscuit dough thick but somewhere in between. I throw a couple handfuls of pickles in the strainer and let them sit for a minute or two then dump them in the bowl with the batter and stir them in until they are all covered. Heat up your oil (I have a deep fryer) and throw them in. I recommend, if you are using the deep fryer method, you put the basket down in the oil before dropping the pickles in, that way they don't stick together. I drop them in one at a time. They will float and you may need to turn them over with a fork once while frying. You will be able to tell when they are done, the crust will turn a golden brown.

If there is any confusion on my madness..err methods...please feel free to leave a comment or get in touch with me by email or Facebook or Twitter. All my links are on the right hand side of the page. Enjoy!!!

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