For those who have not tried fried pickles, let me tell you something. They are awesome.
Can’t say something is gross until you try it, that was always my mom’s rule. Just try these, and then see if you can tell me “ew”. Frying makes anything better, so even if you don’t like pickles you will probably like these; and if you do like pickles you are in for a real treat!
- Pickles (as many as you’re willing to cut up and fry)
- 1 cup milk
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tbsp paprika
- 1/2 tbsp garlic salt
- 2-4 tbsp sriracha
- 1/2 cup ranch dressing
- 1-2 cups frying oil
Step 1: In a bowl, whisk together the flour, milk, and egg. This is the base of the batter. Add the spices and mix well. You can even throw in some extra sriracha here if you want. Set the oil in a pan to medium-high.
Step 2: Take the pickles, and either chop into circles, slices, or use a veggie peeler to make them really thin.
Step 3: Dredge the pickles in the batter, making sure all sides are well coated. Lay in a pan with about 2 inches of hot oil. You want it hot enough that it immediately starts bubbling and hissing when you put the pickles in, but turn it down immediately if it start smoking.
Step 4: Fry 2-5 minutes, then flip with a spatula or slotted spoon to fry on the other side. Remove the pickles to a plate covered in paper towels or a cooling rack to drain some of the oil and cool.
Step 5: Take the ranch dressing, and mix in 1-2 tbsp sriracha (or other hot sauce).
Step 6: Dip. Eat. Smile. Repeat.
These are so good you might not want to share, but they are a great party appetizer. They are best served fresh and hot from the pan.