Fried Pickle chips..
Continuing on our trip of great County Fair food we have another addition for you. According to our game coach Emily, This is a fun munchie that is to just die over. (according to some of our staff) We have seen this at several County Fairs and each one has a slightly different take on the recipe.
Here is our take on this fun treat that seems to be a staple in County Fairs through out our territory that we travel through.
canola oil for frying
40 dill pickle slices
1-1/2 c. all-purpose flour, divided
1/4 c. yellow cornmeal
1/2 T. baking powder
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 c. beer
1/2 c. fine bread crumbs
Heat oil to 350° F. If using a deep fryer, use the amount of oil specified by the manufacturer. If using a heavy-bottomed pot on the stove top, fill oil to about 2'' deep. Monitor oil temperature with a cooking thermometer
Line a separate baking sheet with a layer of paper towel. Set pickle chips on paper towel to absorb the pickle juice. Pat the tops of the pickles with another paper towel.
Bowl #1: In a cereal-size bowl, place 1/2 cup of the flour.
Bowl #2: In a medium bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 cup of flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne. Add the beer and stir until all lumps are gone.
Bowl #3: In a cereal-size bowl, place the bread crumbs.
Add a few pickles at a time to Bowl #1, tossing to completely coat each pickle with flour.
In Bowl #2, turn floured pickles to completely coat with batter.
In Bowl #3, lightly coat each pickle with bread crumbs,
Cook until golden brown on both sides, about 1 to 2 minutes per side.
Enjoy immediately. Fried food is always best when eaten right away! Serve with your favorite ranch dressing and/or hot sauce.
We hope that you enjoy these little tidbits and have some fun preparing for the County Fair season to arrive.
You can check out others fun food such as:
Almost Disney Churro Bites
Almost Dole Whip
Almost State Fair Funnel Cakes.
Almost State Fair Corn Dogs
Almost State Fair Fried Oreos.
Thanks again and have fun.