It takes a little time to wrap your mind around the idea of a fried pickle. Pickles + batter + hot grease seems an unlikely equation at first. But just imagine a salty pickle surrounded by a crunchy fried coating, and this tasty finger food takes on immediate appeal. Serve them at a casual party, using this terrific recipe. We sampled a variety of breadings and pickle flavors and shapes in our kitchens, but lengthwise-sliced dills with a light beer batter proved our favorites.
For Perfect Pickles
- Pat the pickles dry before dipping in the batter so it will adhere evenly.
- Keep the oil at a steady temperature by adding the pickles gradually.