Recipe: Deep Fried Pickles with Spicy Dipping Sauce
We're rounding out our Favorite Fair Food Series (see Deep Fried Oreos and Funnel Cake) with a delicious snack that is perfect for sharing with friends. Deep fried pickles have everything going for them: sweet, spicy, crunchy, salty. The key is to use a good quality pickle. Choose your favorite variety (we recommend a sweet and spicy brine), and make a batch for your next party or movie night in. (And don't forget the spicy, tangy dipping sauce.) They are blue-ribbon worthy and downright addictive! Deep Fried Pickles with Spicy Dipping Sauce 2 cups sliced pickles, drained 1/2 cup flour 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup water pinch of salt 2 quarts peanut oil Spicy Dipping Sauce 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon hot sauce 1 tablespoon ketchup Directions Heat oil to 375 degrees. In a mixing bowl, stir flour, cajun seasoning, pepper, baking soda and salt together. Whisk in the water and stir until no lumps appear. In a small bowl, combine the dipping sauce ingredients and set aside. Dredge half of the pickles in the batter and place in the hot oil. Fry until golden brown on both sides and remove to drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining pickles. Serve warm with dipping sauce.