Anyone who knows me knows that pickles are one of my favorite foods. I’m obsessed with pickles, so I’m always looking for new and fun ways to incorporate them into my meals. These fried pickles are addictive and are a fun finger food! Who needs utensils, right? Everytime I make them they are gone in a matter of minutes! These go perfectly with my hot wings on game day, GO SEAHAWKS!!!! Or my pretzels and beer cheese! Fried pickles and beer cheese? I think I’m on to something!!
About 3 cups of dill pickle chips, drain on paper towels.
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
½ tsp cayenne pepper
¾ tsp dill weed or fresh chopped dill
1 cup of buttermilk
1 qt vegetable, (canola or peanut oil works too) oil for frying
Heat oil in a 4 to 6 quart heavy bottomed pot to about 350 degrees F. Dunk ½ a cup or so of pickles into the buttermilk, coating all sides. Shake off excess buttermilk and put into the flour mixture, toss the pickles around so they are all coated.
Enjoy as they are or for an added kick of flavor dip them in ranch or bleu cheese dressing spiked with hot sauce!! These go fabulous with a cold beer!