Beer-Batter Fried Pickles

Beer-Batter Fried Pickles Recipe
Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Leigh Anne Montgomery
Serve this Alabama-original, fried pickles, at your next barbecue for a fun twist on a favorite condiment. We also tried and loved fried Wickles-brand sweet-hot sliced pickles in this recipe. These Alabama-bred pickles are sold nationwide, but you can also order them from www.wickles.com.

Yield:

Makes 8 to 10 servings

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Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Fry: 4 Minutes

Ingredients

2 (16-oz.) jars dill pickle sandwich slices, drained
1 large egg
1 (12-oz.) can beer
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Vegetable oil

Preparation

1. Pat pickles dry with paper towels.

2. Whisk together egg and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl; add 1 1/2 cups flour, and whisk until smooth.

3. Pour oil to a depth of 1 1/2 inches into a large heavy skillet or Dutch oven; heat over medium-high heat to 375°.

4. Dip pickle slices into batter, allowing excess batter to drip off. Fry pickles, in batches, 3 to 4 minutes or until golden. Drain and pat dry on paper towels; serve immediately with Spicy Ranch Dipping Sauce.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Vlasic Kosher Dill Stackers.

Note:

July 2007
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