Last winter, my kids found a new favorite appetizer, fried pickles. I took a little bit of time and tried to find one we could make at home. When we developed our new recipe, I wrote about it step by step below. These fried pickles are perfect for an appetizer or tailgating party.
How To Make Crispy Fried Pickles Recipe
Store bought pickles work just fine, but for an extra good appetizer, make these with our own refrigerator pickle recipe.
- 2 cups pickles
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1 tbsp cajun seasoning
- 2 tbsp Italian seasoning
- 2tsp black pepper
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup milk
- 4 cups canola oil
Blot dry the pickles and combine the cornmeal, pepper, Cajun, and Italian seasonings in a separate bowl.
Whip the egg until it is pretty smooth then continue whipping it as you add the milk until it is all liquid. It’s important to break the egg down enough so that it is not chunky.
Line up your production line of ingredients in this order: flour, egg and milk, then the corn meal and seasoning. Each should have its own plate or small bowl so that each pickle is easy to work with.
Refrigerate it for 15 minutes to firm up the pickles and help keep the breading from falling off as you fry them.
Pour the canola oil in a large pot and heat it. Take the cooled pickles out of the fridge and fry them until they turn golden brown. Dry on paper towels and serve.
When you are all done, the fried pickles will look like this:
This recipe was originally posted on FourKidsandAChicken.com. If you like it here, you will love our other appetizers there like our: