Snack Essentials: Pan-Fried Crispy Dill Pickles

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Andy Anderson !

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@ThePretentiousChef

I threw these together last night as a movie snack. I love deep-fried breaded pickles, but I did not want to go to the bother of all that mess. So, I came up with this idea.

Thinly sliced dill pickles; not breaded, but tossed in some flour, breadcrumbs, and a few spices.

Yummy stuff, and easy/peasy to assemble.

Ate them downstairs, while watching the movie, Silver Bullet.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen

Rating:

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Comments:
Serves:
Several
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
5 Min
Method:
Pan Fry

Ingredients

  • PLAN/PURCHASE

  • ·
    dill pickle slices
  • THE COATING

  • 1/4 c
    flour, all-purpose variety
  • 1/4 c
    breadcrumbs, plain variety, fine grind
  • SPICE IDEAS

  • ·
    paprika, sweet, hot, or smoked
  • ·
    garlic powder
  • ·
    salt, kosher variety
  • ·
    white pepper, fine grind
  • ·
    ground cumin
  • ·
    cayenne pepper
  • ·
    whatever you want
  • ADDITIONAL ITEMS

  • ·
    grapeseed oil, or another non-flavored oil, for pan frying

How to Make Snack Essentials: Pan-Fried Crispy Dill Pickles

Step-by-Step

  1. PREP/PREPARE
  2. You could probably make these with just about any kind of pickle; however, for me good tangy dill pickles are the best.

    And, if you do not make your own, some of the best store-bought ones are Bubbies… Full Stop.
  3. To me, this is a throw together recipe. You do not need to use 1/4 cup of flour and 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs… just make sure you have an equal amount of each.

    As for the spices… It is a pinch of this, and a dash of that.

    What spices do you like?

    Well, chuck ‘em in the bowl.
  4. Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  5. Thinly slice your pickles into rounds, almost 1/4 inch (0.6cm) thick.
  6. These are not the thick sliced pickles that you use when you bread and deep fry them. These are thin, and the coating is light.

    I tried thinner, but you could not taste the pickle; thicker, and they came out soggy…

    And nobody likes a soggy pickle.
  7. Add the flour, breadcrumbs, and spices to a bowl, and chuck in the pickle slices.
  8. Toss until thoroughly coated and let rest for about 5 minutes.
  9. While the pickles are resting pour about 1/8 (0.31cm) of oil into a skillet over medium heat.

    Just enough to completely cover the bottom of the pan.
  10. You will know the oil is ready, when you toss in a few breadcrumbs, and they begin to sizzle.
  11. Knock off any excess coating, then add the pickles in a single layer.
  12. Cook 1 – 2 minutes, then flip and cook an additional minute.
  13. Drain on paper towels.
  14. PLATE/PRESENT
  15. Serve by themselves or with a dipping sauce; like ranch dressing or BBQ sauce. Enjoy.
  16. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Snack Essentials: Pan-Fried Crispy Dill Pickles

Course/Dish: Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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