Fried Pickle Spears Recipe

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The way a dish is prepared matters. Cooking something a certain way – whether it’s grilled, braised, sautéed, smoked, or fried – can be the key to making a dish the best it can possibly be. Here, local restaurants give us some delicious examples of how it’s done.

 

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FRIED: Fried Pickles

Champy’s Famous Fried Chicken

 

“Our homemade fried pickles are spears that we double-batter and fry to crispy perfection. We like to serve them with a side of our homemade ranch for dipping.”

–Seth Champion, Restaurant Owner

 

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Champy's Famous Fried Chicken fried pickles

Fried Pickles

Champy's Famous Fried Chicken
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Southern
Servings 8 pickle spears

Equipment

  • Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 8 large dill pickle spears
  • Champy's homemade chicken breading (a secret combination of two different flours, black pepper, salt, paprika, and Champy’s Secret Seasoning)
  • 1 bowl local, farm-fresh buttermilk
  • oil of your choice, for fryer (we use vegetable)

Instructions
 

  • Drop pickle spears in the chicken breading; allow to dry.
  • Dip spears in buttermilk, then drop back in the chicken breading to coat.
  • Drop pickles immediately from the second batter to a fryer filled with the oil of your choosing (we use vegetable). Fry at 350˚ until golden and crispy.
  • Serve fresh with a side of ranch.

Notes

“Our homemade fried pickles are spears that we double-batter and fry to crispy perfection. We like to serve them with a side of our homemade ranch for dipping.” Seth Champion, Restaurant Owner
Keyword Champy's Famous Fried Chicken, double battered, fried, fried pickle recipe, fried pickles, pickle spears, pickles
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