Deep fried pickles {and other fried goodness}

I mentioned in my last post about how we are becoming food snobs and about how we are no longer eating out as part of our lifestyle.  With that, however, brings some foods we may miss a bit.

I'm willing and ready to learn how to make new things {fried chicken for example is my favorite food of all time but I've never made it} but it will be slow road.  This weekend we decided to try to recreate our favorite fried pickles and the results were AMAZING!  I am so glad we tried because they are so easy and SO good!

Now, we don't haul out the deep fryer very often.  Usually it's only to make my husband wings once in a blue moon.  Deep frying on a regular basis would surely kill us quickly but since we had it out, we decided to play "can you deep fry it?".   

The foods we tried are pictured above.  Some items we used pancake batter and some we used the batter recipe below in addition to an egg wash. 

The deep fried oreos were much better than I expected, dipped in pancake batter, they tasted like oreo flavored funnel cake.  The pancake batter drenched bacon {that was already cooked} tasted like an all on one breakfast food, not too bad.  The pickles - AMAZING, recipe below.  Deep fried bananas - a fail, the banana melted away.  And then mozzarella sticks. The recipe below plus some salt and an egg wash made a pretty tasty stick.
But like I said, the pickles were my favorite.  So here's how you make those.  I ate them with some homemade ranch dip that I added Old Bay to and that was pretty perfect, too!

Deep Fried Pickles
1/3 cup of cornmeal
2/3 cup of flour
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp garlic powder
Pickle slices {kosher dill}

Canola oil for frying.

Combine all ingredients but pickles.  Coat pickles in cornmeal mixture, deep fry until golden brown.  Now I have a "fry daddy" so I deep fried them that way but you could do them in a frying pan and flip them as needed. 

Serve hot with dip and that is it! :) Amazing and easy and definitely a treat!

Enjoy making some!


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