Thursday, March 1, 2012

Panko Fried Pickles

Pickles.  I love pickles.  Is that wrong?

Yeah, they are pungent and they aren't the most refined food, but they have so much savory flavor and they are virtually calorie free. How can you knock that?

I have yet to make my own pickles, but I've wanted to for awhile. I've seen those blog posts with the cute little mason jars with mini cucumbers marinating in allspice and vinegar goodness. Adorable.

This summer or spring I am definitely making my own pickles.

I lightly fried up these kosher dill babies using the same method that I used for my Bang Bang Cauliflower. They were crunchy and everything I look for in a fried pickle.

I added some fresh cilantro to store bought Hidden Valley Ranch to kick up the flavor.

Shopping List
1 jar kosher dill pickle chips
1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup egg whites
Salt & pepper
1/4 cup coconut (or canola) oil

1. Mix salt and pepper into your Panko breadcrumbs in a shallow dish.

2. Set separate bowls aside with egg whites and cornstarch. Dip your pickle chips one by one into the cornstarch, and shake off excess. Then dip into egg whites, and then coat with Panko mixture. Press into Panko to get it to stick.

3. After coating all of your pickles, warm up your oil in a large frying pan and place pickles into hot oil. Turn with tongs making sure all sides are browned. Set on top of paper towels to remove excess oil. Top with more salt. Serve alone or with ranch dipping sauce. .

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  1. YUm! Fried pickles chips (not spears) are my favorite.

  2. Those looks so delicious! I loovveee fried pickle chips.

  3. Those look amazing! I really need to figure out some sort of gluten free panko replacement to make all your amazing recipes! :) Hope you're loving the new place!

  4. I've been seeing fried pickles around but have yet to try them. Yours look really tempting, though, so I guess it's time to give them a try :)

  5. Wow those look incredible. So crispy!!

    Just made some meringues. Come see!


  6. YUM, I love fried pickles! I definitely think that with panko they would have an awesome crunch!

  7. Fried pickles are delicious! I've been wanting to make my own recently- I'll have to use your recipe when I do! I love that you added cilantro, yum!


  8. I love, love, love pickles, but have never had fried pickles! Looks like I need to make some ASAP!

  9. Yum. Last time I made fried pickles, I just breaded with flour, which ended up falling off all of the chips, an became their own little flour chips. Will definitely try the egg wash and Pablo crumbs next time around

  10. You're kidding me, right? You can *fry* pickles? I love pickles, but I have never, ever had them anything but, well, pickles. This somewhat blows my mind and intrigues me to no end! :)

  11. what a great idea! my husband would love those

  12. Definitely need to do chips when frying pickles. The only thing left to say is OM NOM NOM!!!

  13. Okay Michelle I am gonna be honest since we're friends and all. I hate pickles, like really, really dislike them. But my daughter's boytoy has asked us to make fried pickles for his birthday so I am going to try this out. And hey I'll be honest again, I'm probably gonna toss the grease after. Lol. They do look good. I mean for pickles and all. *sheepish grin*

  14. These look amazing!

  15. Oh my goodness panko and pickles two perfect foods! I wish I had this recipe last year, when I canned 35 jars of pickles...Great recipe!

  16. Aww man, now I'm craving fried!

  17. Looks delicious! I used to order fried pickles all the time when I lived on the East Coast. I don't seem them that much on West Coast menus. I may just have to fry up a batch at home :)

  18. I was looking for some fried pickles made with panko bread crumbs and you're the first person I click on, and it says "That's so Michelle" at the top... Well, hi Michelle, I'm Michelle also! And I LOVE pickles! Especially fried ones... Thanks for the awesome recipe :)


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