Yep, French fried pickles! I know what you're thinking, but if you have never tried fried pickles before, you have to have this appetizer, fried pickles are really good, you will love them!
FRENCH FRIED PICKLES
1 qt. dill pickles, thinly sliced
1 3/4 c. all purpose flour, divided
2 T. red pepper
2 t. paprika
2 t. pepper
2 t. garlic salt
1 t. salt
3 dashes Tabasco sauce
1 c. beer
Dredge pickles in 1 c. flour and set aside. Combine remaining 3/4 c. flour with dry ingredients and mix well. Add hot sauce and beer and mix well. Dip dredged pickles into batter and fry in hot oil (375°) til pickles float to the surface and are golden brown. Drain fried pickles on paper towels and serve immediately.
(yield: 2 1/2 dozen appetizer servings)
French Fried Pickles recipe is published in our January, 2003 Menu Minder.