Fried pickles are one of my favorite junk foods! They’re easy to cook up, and they are damn tasty. Perfect to go along with BBQ or burgers! Now that I’ve moved away from Kentucky, I can’t get them as often when we go out to eat, so I’ve started making them at home. They’re just as good, and much cheaper!
- pickles of your choice – spears or slices
- 3/4 cup flour (all purpose is best)
- 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk (can use unsweetened soy milk!)
- seasonings of choice – I did Tony’s, black pepper and dill – if you don’t use Tony’s you’ll want to add salt
- vegetable/canola/peanut oil for frying
- Drain your pickles while you prep everything else. Get your oil heating over medium heat – you want it to get to 350 F.
- Mix together the two eggs and the milk – make sure there are no chunks of egg.
- Mix together the seasonings, cornmeal and flour with a fork or whisk.
- Let the pickles go for a swim in the milk/egg mix, and then shake off the excess and drop them in the dry mixture.
- Coat them thoroughly with the flour mix. (If you want a really thick batter, dip them in the milk and flour again!)
- Shake off the excess flour and fry them right away! This will take 3-5 minutes, just until they’re crispy and golden brown.
- Drain them on paper towels and eat – they’re best right away.