By Carol Hurst
Olde Town Spice Shoppe
Fried Pickles are a fun treat and appetizer. Make a batch for game night, movie watching, or as a fun side dish instead of French fries.
8 cups peanut oil for frying
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon Hungarian paprika, Olde Town Spice Shoppe
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, Olde Town Spice Shoppe
1/4 teaspoon onion powder, Olde Town Spice Shoppe
1 11 ounce jar hamburger dill pickle slices
2 cups buttermilk
Preheat 8 cups of peanut oil to 350 degrees in a large pot or Fry Daddy. Drain dill pickles in a colander and then combine with 2 cups of buttermilk. Place all dry ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Take about a handful of the pickles out of the buttermilk and dredge into the seasoned flour. Shake off excess flour, and place battered pickles into hot oil. Place a few pickles at a time to keep the oil temperature constant and ensure a crisp fry. Fry pickle slices until golden brown. Continue cooking pickles until all are done.
For a great dipping sauce, try chipotle
mayonnaise and sour cream.