Monday, January 30, 2012

Fried Pickles!

Who doesn't love fried pickles? If you haven't tried them before you are missing me. This is a perfect half-time treat during the Super Bowl or just about anytime you need a delicious fix. Beware: you can't eat just one.

Ingredients for Pickles
1 egg
½ cup milk
¾ cup cornstarch, divided
½ cup cornmeal
1 teaspoon each paprika, salt, pepper
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
About 3 dozen dill pickle slices
Canola oil

Ingredients for Fry's Dippin' Sauce
½ cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 tablespoon horseradish
½ teaspoon paprika
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon oregano
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 dash cayenne pepper

First, assemble Dippin' Sauce and refrigerate until ready to eat. 

With a whisk, beat egg and milk in small mixing bowl. Place 1/4 cup cornstarch in another shallow dish. In a third dish, mix 1/2 cup cornstarch & cornmeal with the rest of the ingredients above.

Dip cold pickle slices in the plain cornstarch, then the egg wash then the cornmeal mixture. Set aside.

Heat canola oil in cast-iron skillet on medium-high heat. Fry until golden brown; about 2 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels and serve with Dippin' Sauce (or ranch if that's your preference).

Fried Pickle recipe adapted from the Food Network Magazine.


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