|Fried Pickles with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing|
For the Fried Pickles:
1 24oz Jar of Dill Pickle Slices
1t Garlic Powder
½C Hot Sauce
1Q Peanut Oil, For Frying
1 ½C Self-Rising Flour
¼C Self-Rising White Cornmeal
Salt & Pepper, To Taste
Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing, For Dipping*
Directions:1. To Make the Fried Pickles: Drain the juice from the pickle jar and refill the jar with garlic powder, hot sauce, and buttermilk. Marinate for at least 30 minutes. Heat your oil in a deep fryer to 350 degrees. Once the pickles have marinated, drain them from the buttermilk mixture. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, salt, and pepper. Toss the pickles in the dry mixture to coat thoroughly. Shake off the excess flour and deep-fry the pickles in batches for 3-5 minutes. When golden brown, remove the pickles from the oil and place on a paper towel to drain. Sprinkle with salt.
2. Serve hot & with some homemade buttermilk ranch dressing for dipping!
source: fried dill pickles a la paula deen.
*I used my favorite recipe for Buttermilk Ranch Dressing from my Fried JCT Salad*