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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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