Fried Pickles

Posted on Jul 20 2016 in
fried pickles
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  • Shortening
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1¾ t. Cajun seasoning
  • ½ t. Italian seasoning
  • ¼ t. cayenne pepper
  • ½ t. Kosher salt
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 cups sliced dill pickles, drained


Heat 1 inch of shortening in a pot over medium-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 375 F. Combine the flour, Cajun seasoning, Italian seasoning, cayenne pepper and salt. Whisk water into dry mixture in a large bowl until smooth. Spread the pickles on paper towels and pat dry. Add half of the pickles to the batter and toss to coat. Remove from the batter using a slotted spoon, letting the excess drip off, and add to the oil one at a time. Fry until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Return the oil to 375 F and repeat with the remaining pickles and batter. Serve immediately with ranch dressing.

Editor’s note: If the batter is too thick, add a little more water.

Marilles Mauer, Greensburg, Indiana