Fried Pickle Fun

The other day, my friend Meghan and I took our kids to the Galaxy Diner in Richmond for lunch.  Needless to say, we shared a big basket of fried pickles….mmmmmmmm.  Of course, when I got home I decided that I just HAD to try it out during our snowy weekend.  I must admit, with trying to get healthier in my home, we do not usually fry foods…..BUT, a fried pickle just wouldn’t be the same if it were not fried!  I didn’t like most of the recipes I saw, so I took some ideas and came up with my own version =)  Enjoy!

Ingredients

Fried goodness!

several large dill pickles cut into spears

1/2 cup wheat flour
1/2 tbsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp black pepper
1 tsp salt
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
2 egg whites, whisked with 1 tablespoon of water
oil for frying (I actually used olive oil since that was all I had)

Directions

Combine the flour and all of the spices in a bowl.  Heat oil in a medium sized saucepan on medium-high heat.  You should have enough oil for the pickles to sit in and be completely covered.  You will know when the oil is ready when you drop in a little flour and it starts to sizzle and turn brown.  Set up a little assembly line with your pickles, bowl of egg whites and water and then the flour mixture.  Take your first spear, dip it in the egg, dip in the flour and get all sides completely covered, then finally, put it into the hot oil.  Let it fry until golden brown.  Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a plate covered with paper towels, to absorb the excess oil.  Let cool (the pickles will be super hot even if the outside doesn’t feel like it right away!) and enjoy.  We like to dip ours in ranch dip….the flavors are n together!  Of course I made some ranch dip too, but that will be in a different post =)

Just a side note…next time I may use breadcrumbs instead of flour so that I get a thicker breading on the pickles.

February 3, 2010 in Cooking Fun!, Recipes
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One Response

  1. Mmmmm! They look as good as Galaxy Diner’s fried pickles!