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2023-08-31 14:20:14

How to Make Fried Pickles

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Hey , everyone .

It's Sam here from sugar spun run and today I'll be showing you how to make fried pickles .

Everybody loves getting fried pickles at a restaurant .

At least I know I do .

But did you know that you can make them at home ?

No deep fryer required ?

Today's recipe is super simple .

I think you'll be surprised how easy it is to make .

The first thing you'll need to get started is a medium sized heavy bottom sauce pan .

You'll want to fill this about 2 to 3 inches deep with a vegetable oil and set that on your stovetop .

You wanna set the heat just below medium .

You'll also want to fix a thermometer to this because we're looking for our oil to reach a temperature of 375 degrees .

If your temperature is too hot , what you'll end up doing is frying and burning your pickles .

They won't be very good .

If your temperature is too low , it's going to take forever to cook your pickles and they could end up really soggy .

So you want to use a candy thermometer .

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The reason we started with our oil first is because it is going to take a while for that oil to come to temperature .

So have that heating while we prepare the rest of our fried pickle recipe .

While that oil is heating , we are going to prepare our pickles .

Now , if you prefer , you can use pre sliced pickle chips that will be fine .

You'll need about a cup and a half .

But I like to use Kosher Dill pickles that are whole and just cut these into pieces that are slightly thinner than a quarter inch .

I'll usually discard the ends .

I'll just gently blot all of the pickles with a paper towel .

Just if you don't need to get all of the liquid out of them , you just want to gently blot them so they're not soaked with liquid .

You'll also want to do this if you're using pre sliced pickle chips .

Now , I'll set those aside .

Now you'll need a separate small bowl and we'll combine the ingredients for our coating .

You're going to need one cup of all purpose flour , a half teaspoon of salt , a teaspoon of ground black pepper .

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1/4 teaspoon of paprika , 1/4 teaspoon of Cayenne pepper and 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder .

Stir everything together until these ingredients are well combined .

Now you'll need a separate bowl and in that bowl , you are going to add a half cup of butter milk .

If you don't have buttermilk on hand , I will provide a link in the description for a buttermilk substitute .

And one large egg , we'll just scramble these together until the buttermilk and egg are well combined .

At this point , your oil should be heated to about 375 °F .

If not just wait for that oil to reach temperature .

Once it has , we can begin the dipping and frying process .

One thing I like to keep on hand is just a plate that's been lined with paper towels .

After we fried our pickles , we'll transfer them to this .

It's just going to help them drain off that excess grease .

Now , our hands are probably gonna get a little messy while we're preparing these pickles .

But I do like to use a fork to cut down on the mess .

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What I'm going to do is I'm just going to prep about three or four pickles at a time and we'll drop them in our flour mixture and turn them until they're coated on both sides with the flour and shake off the excess flour .

Drop them in the buttermilk mixture , coat them in that , return them to the flour mixture and coat them with our flour mixture once more .

Now , once again , we'll just tap off any excess flour .

You don't need to make a big deal about getting all of it off , but we'll just tap off as much as you can and then we'll use another fork to just gently lower each pickle into your oil .

Now you'll want to fry these pickles in batches of just 3 to 4 .

The reason for that is because if you add a lot of pickles , your oil temperature is really going to drop too much .

It's going to take too long to fry your pickles and they're going to end up greasy .

So just do three or four at a time and in between batches make sure you let oil come back up to that 375 °F .

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We'll fry these pickles for about a minute and a half on each side .

But the real way to tell that they're done is they should be turning a nice golden brown color .

You'll want to flip them after about a minute and a half so that both sides get that nice golden brown finish .

Once your pickles have finished frying , you can use a strainer or a slotted spoon to carefully remove them from the oil and place them on your paper towel lined plate .

Don't forget to let that oil come back to 375 °F before you do your next batch .

Once you've fried all your pickles , they are ready to enjoy .

I like to serve mine with a ranch dipping sauce or you can check in the description below .

I also have an easy barbecue sauce I really like as well for serving with these fried pickles .

And that is how you make fried pickles at home .

I really hope you guys enjoyed this recipe .

And if you try it out , please leave me a comment .

Thank you so much for watching and I'll see you next time .

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