Baked Pickle Fries

Funny how reducing your income can cut into your "going out" money... and while we weren't a seven-night-a-week family, we certainly would enjoy a meal or two a week out, and then certainly on the weekends (I didn't want to do dishes on my days off!)  And even if we weren't eating full, sit-down dinners when we went out - happy hour fare was always our go to favorites.

They were cheap.
And served during our kids' dinnertime, making the guilt of going out easier to bear.

If you're like an normal American, pickles are a standard snack.  Salty, crunchy goodness.  What's not to like?

I bring you, tasty baked (not fried) pickle fries.
Some recipes out there are as simple as a egg batter, dipped in panko bread crumbs.
I'm sure that's taste on it's own.
For my pallet, something a little spicy to cut the salt from the baking pickle is really appreciated.

To make:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees (or your broiler will work great too!)
Gather ingredients

1.5 c (or so) Panko breadcrumbs
1 jar pickle slices - you can use chips or sandwich slices, whatever works for you.
2 eggs
1/3 c flour
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Cajun seasoning
1 tsp pepper
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp hot sauce

Push breadcrumbs into a shallow dish
Dry off pickle slices and try to get as much moisture out of them as you can
Mix remaining ingredients (this is your batter)
Dredge pickles through batter mixture, letting excess run off and then patting into Panko mix.
Place in an even layer on baking sheet.
Bake/broil 3-5 minutes on each side.  Keep an eye on them so they don't burn.

Let cool slightly and serve with Ranch dressing, if desired.

Clearly, they sucked.
I needed to try several just to make sure.

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Emily said...

I don't like pickles but these look yummy, I might try it with something different like peppers! x


Bronwyn said...

OMG! These look so good! My kids don't eat pickles but hubby and I would sure enjoy these. Thanks for sharing!!

Asha said...

Wow, I have never heard of a pickle fry. Can you believe that? But this recipe looks so good and seems just easy enough that I might actually give them a try :) I'm your newest follower from the blog hop and hope you'll follow back at ashareyes.blogspot.com

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Rose @ Walnut Acre said...

I've never heard of these before but they look wonderful!

MC said...

Yum! I've seen deep fried pickles before and these look like a much better alternative.

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