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awesome deep-fried pickles

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Amy CooksToo
Cincinnati, OH

When the pandemic first has us locked inside in April of 2020, we started creating the appetizers we would sometimes order when going out. These were great with our “Quarantini” cocktails. Summer’s pickles, thick cut, canned, bread and butter style, and battered with homemade ranch dressing.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Fried pickle lovers, this recipe is awesome! The batter is similar to Japanese tempura. In the frying process, it puffs up, is crispy, and flaky. It's savory a nice contrast to the sweet bread and butter pickles. But, you could really use any thick-cut pickle. Dip the deep-fried pickles in ranch dressing for a tasty snack while watching football.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 1
serves 2 people or makes about 24 fried pickle slices
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For awesome deep-fried pickles

  • 1 c
    all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/4 c
    corn starch
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • salt and pepper, Creole spice, cayenne, to taste
  • 2 tsp
    olive oil
  • 1 lg
  • 1 c
    beer or water
  • 24
    thick cut pickle slices (I use my bread and butter canned pickles, but Mt. Olive bread and butter are a nice substitute)
  • oil for deep frying, I use peanut oil
  • ranch dressing, for serving

How To Make awesome deep-fried pickles

Test Kitchen Tips
This says to use 24 pickles, but there's plenty of the batter left to make more.
  • Dry ingredients in a bowl.
    Blend dry items together.
  • Egg, oil, and beer or water added to flour.
    Add egg, oil, and beer or water (beer just makes this batter). Beat until the lumps are gone.
  • Heating oil.
    Heat oil to 350 degrees.
  • Drying pickles.
    Thoroughly dry the pickle slices.
  • Coating pickles in the batter.
    Drop thick pickle slices into your batter. Stir to coat.
  • Frying the coated pickles.
    Using tongs drop coated pickles into the oil. Fry until golden brown.
  • Fried pickles on a paper towel.
    Drain on a plate with a paper towel. Sprinkle with salt.
  • Inside the Awesome Deep-Fried Pickles.
    Enjoy with ranch dressing.