I saw fried pickles on a Food Network show about food trucks in New York. One of them, Jen and Outlaws, was serving southern US traditional fare. I was surprised to see friend pickles, I’ve never heard of the idea before. It sounded pretty good with buttermilk and crispy coating on them.
This recipe from the Bick’s Pickles site isn’t the same but I didn’t see a recipe for the other:
Spicy Fried Pickle Sticks and Dip
1 jar Bick’s® Baby Dills – Garlic
or Bick’s® Baby Dills – 50% Less Salt
1 1/2 cups (375 mL) seasoned bread crumbs
1 tsp (5 mL) garlic powder
2 tsp (10 mL) cayenne pepper (or to taste)
1 tsp (5 mL) black pepper
Oil for deep frying
½ cup (125 mL) Bick’s® Zesty Onion Relish
½ cup (125 mL) sour cream
1. Preheat oil in deep fryer to 375ºF (190ºC). Drain and rinse pickles, cut into quarters lengthwise and pat dry. Lightly mix eggs in small bowl with fork, until frothy. Combine bread crumbs and seasonings in separate bowl.
2. Dip each pickle stick in egg, then in breadcrumb mixture. Fry in small batches, 45 – 60 seconds, until golden brown and crispy. Serve with dip.
3. Dip: Combine ingredients in small bowl.
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 minute per batch
Makes: 10 servings
1. For a thicker coating, dip in egg, then breadcrumbs, then egg and breadcrumbs again. Cook as directed.