Thursday, October 9, 2008

Fried Pickles

What? Yes fried pickles. I thought they were a little overboard before I tried them. They are actually very tasty. There were actually one of Elvis' fav treat. Although his were the beer batter kind these are my favs:

Pickles (your choice) (I like sliced dill)
2 egg whites, beaten
1 cup bread crumbs
1 teaspoon dried Oregano
1 teaspoon dried Parsley flakes
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground Black Pepper

1. In a shallow dish, whisk together the egg white, salt, and pepper. Add a splash of water if the mixture is too thick. Place bread crumbs, oregano, and parsley in another shallow dish.
2. Thoroughly drain the juice off the pickles and dab excess juice off the pickle using a paper towel.
3. Coat each pickle with egg wash.
4. Coat each pickle with batter mixture.
5. Heat cooking oil to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
6. Carefully drop pickles into the preheated oil. Stir occasionally and let cook until pickles float on the surface of the oil and turn golden brown. Generally, pickle slices take 2 to 3 minutes; spears take 3 to 4 minutes; and whole pickles take 6 to 7 minutes.
7. Remove pickles from oil and allow them to drain on paper towels.
8. Transfer to serving plate and serve with your favorite dip!


amanda1578 said...

Thanks for posting this. Can't wait to try them!!