Fried Pickles & Ranch Dipping Sauce Recipe

Fried Pickles With Ranch Dipping Sauce!

While on an apple picking day trip this fall, I found my love for fried pickles!  I was waiting in the food line, counting my cash for the hundredth time, and trying to figure out how to get all six of us something yummy! As usual, I was also having conversation with complete strangers. They were all convincing me that fried pickles were “the bomb”! Convinced to give them a go, and hoping everyone back at the table wouldn’t freak; I bought some fried pickles. Let me tell you, I have not been able to forget about those delicious pickles since! Last Sunday, I found this pickle recipe in a Family Circle magazine, and got to work! The family loved them, and we all had our opinions on whether or not the spears, or chips were better. My vote was the spears! I liked the juiciness of the spear. Here’s the recipe, and the how to…so you can decide for yourself :):

  • Fried Pickles With Ranch Dipping Sauce!
  • These are so delicious. I can’t believe I’ve lived without fried pickles for so long!
  • Fried Pickles & Ranch Dipping Sauce Recipe - My new favorite appetizer!

Fried Pickles With Ranch Dipping Sauce
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You'll Need
  1. 3 cups of vegetable oil
  2. 3/4 cup of cornmeal
  3. 1/3 cup of flour, and another 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
  4. 1/2 t black pepper
  5. 1/4 - 1/2 t of cayenne pepper - You pick your hotness level
  6. 1/8 t of salt
  7. 2/3 cup of buttermilk
  8. 1 large egg
  9. Pickles! - Spears, chips, wedges, whatever - the thick ones pack the most juice, which I love!
  10. For the Ranch Dipping Sauce -
  11. 1&1/2 t of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix - Tod says to only use the Buttermilk packet. I only had the plain 'ole Ranch. I went with what I had! If you have the buttermilk version, that's even better!
  12. 1 c of mayonnaise
  13. 1/2 c of buttermilk
  14. 1/4 t of course ground black pepper
  15. 1/8 t of cayenne pepper
  16. 1/8 t of garlic powder
Instructions
  1. To prepare the Ranch Dipping Sauce, mix the dipping sauce ingredients together, cover, and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes
  2. Using a large resealable bag, mix the cornmeal, and the 1/3 cup of flour together, add the spices. Seal, and shake.
  3. Put the remaining 1/2 cup of flour into a medium sized bowl
  4. Mix the buttermilk, and egg together
  5. Drain the pickles
  6. Put several sheets of paper towel down on a work surface, and blot the pickles to dry the outer surface
  7. Toss the pickles into the bowl of flour
  8. Dip a handful of  floured pickles into the egg/buttermilk mixture, and then place, on at a time, into the cornmeal mixture. Seal bag, shake to coat.
  9. Spread the prepared pickles on a rack, and continue with the rest
  10. Heat oil in a large pot over medium/ high heat to about 350 degrees. If you don't have a thermometer, test the oil by dropping a little piece of a pickle into the heated oil, if it immediately starts to bubble, it's ready to fry.
  11. Place some paper towel on a platter, and put a handful of pickles in the heated oil. Fry for about 3 minutes, or until golden brown
  12. Remove the fried pickles with a slotted spoon, and place on paper towel to dry
Notes
  1. Serve with ranch dipping sauce
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  • – See more at: http://kidfriendlythingstodo.com/2013/11/copycat-outback-steakhouse-ranch-dressing-kid-friendly-things-to-do-com/#sthash.FlO5xpzg.dpuf
  • 1&1/2 t of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix – Tod says to only use the Buttermilk packet. I only had the plain ‘ole Ranch. I went with what I had! If you have the buttermilk version, that’s even better!
  • 1 c of mayonnaise
  • 1/2 c of buttermilk
  • 1/4 t of course ground black pepper
  • 1/8 t of cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 t of garlic powder

– See more at: http://kidfriendlythingstodo.com/2013/11/copycat-outback-steakhouse-ranch-dressing-kid-friendly-things-to-do-com/#sthash.FlO5xpzg.dpuf

  • 1&1/2 t of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix – Tod says to only use the Buttermilk packet. I only had the plain ‘ole Ranch. I went with what I had! If you have the buttermilk version, that’s even better!
  • 1 c of mayonnaise
  • 1/2 c of buttermilk
  • 1/4 t of course ground black pepper
  • 1/8 t of cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 t of garlic powder

– See more at: http://kidfriendlythingstodo.com/2013/11/copycat-outback-steakhouse-ranch-dressing-kid-friendly-things-to-do-com/#sthash.FlO5xpzg.dpuf


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