Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Homemade Deep Fried Pickles

Hey Y'all! I hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday! I am so happy we finally got some rain around here. My garden was in some desperate need of a good soak. My cucumbers are still going strong and the recipes just keep coming!

Today I'm sharing a recipe that takes me back to my college years. I worked at this restaurant in Bloomington (Go Hoosiers!) that served Deep Fried Pickles. 
People loved them! They would eat them like crazy and would gush about how awesome they were. I personally was like...pickles...ugh...gross. Yuck! Like you're a total weirdo for just sitting there eating them right out of the jar. Looking back now I realize I was the weirdo! Pickles are amazing!

So is this recipe. It's quick and easy and delicious. I started by mixing together some of my favorite yummy seasonings.
Then I added some water and some pickles.
Threw the slices in a pan full of hot oil (no picture because, well I need both hands when I fry stuff). Let them cool, and devour them!
I could have ate these babies like potato chips! They were soo good. Plus I whipped up some homemade ranch, a recipe I'll be sharing later this week, and that put these over the moon amazing! I can't believe I went all those years of depriving myself of pickles. What was I thinking?!?


2 Cups pickles
1 Cup flour
1 Cup water
1 Tbsp Lawrys seasoned salt
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp dill weed

Vegetable Oil for frying

Heat a pan with about an inch of oil in it to 375 degrees, about medium high

While pan is heating up, combine the flour, seasoned salt, Italian seasoning, salt, cayenne pepper, and dill in a medium bowl.

Add the water and stir until it becomes smooth.

Stir in 1 cup of pickles until coated. Using a slotted spoon scoop the pickles a few at a time from the bowl to the pan, allowing the excess to drip off before going in. Let them fry for about 2 minutes then flip them. 

After about 2 more minutes remove the pickles and allow them to cool on paper towels. Sprinkle with more salt (optional).

Let the oil heat back up to about 375 before repeating with the remaining pickles and batter.

Plate em up and serve them with your favorite dip!

I actually just ordered this deep fryer and will let you know how it works out once it arrives. I'm thinking...deep fried oreos!!
Presto 05442 CoolDaddy Cool-touch Deep Fryer - Black
Presto Cool-Touch Deep Fryer

So what foods take you back to your Alma Mater? These pickles, hot dogs with cheese, and Mother Bears pizza really remind me of college and my roommates! Come back soon for my homemade ranch dressing!

Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. I LOVE fried pickles! So delicious:)

  2. I use to think fried pickles were I love them. Weird right. Never made my own though. Will have to give it a go!

    Pinning it!
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. You're going to love your deep fryer - it makes things so much simpler and healthier, too!

  4. I love Fried Pickles, this looks like a great recipe. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen