Fried Pickle Spears

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Serves: 16 pickles


1/2 c self-rising buttermilk cornmeal or regular cornmeal (if that's all you can find)
4 whole kosher dil pickles, quartered lengthwise, patted dry w/ paper towels
1 c all purpose flour
1 c cornstarch
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 bottle beer, cold
3 qt peanut oil vegetable oil
ranch dressing or garlic dressing

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Kimmi Knippel (Sweet_Memories) Recipe
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Cullowhee, NC (pop. 19,054)
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Place cornmeal in shallow dish. Dredge pickle spears in cornmeal & transfer to plate. Combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt & cayenne in a large bowl. Slowly whisk in beer until smooth.
Heat oil in large dutch oven over medium high heat until 350 degrees F (or use deep fryer). Rewhisk batter. Transfer 1/2 of pickles to batter. One at a time, remove pickles from batter (allowing excess to drip back into bowl) & fry in hot oil until golden brown, 2 - 3 minutes. Drain pickles on wire rack set in rimmed baking sheet. Repeat with remaining pickles.
Serve with either ranch or garlic dressing.

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user Pat Duran kitchenchatter - Mar 31, 2012
I love these fried pickle recipes. Thanks Kimmi.
user tara h grandmatarah - Mar 31, 2012
Thank you kimmi. I love fried pickles.
user Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin - Apr 1, 2012
OH! KIMMIE, you did it again!
Hit my taste buds!!...LOL
this is a keeper....Thank you
Nancy P.
user linda norden leajoysal - Apr 1, 2012
I have been looking for a recipe for these this looks like a winner

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