Whether dill, kosher, half-sour, or even little cornichons, fried pickles are always a crowd pleaser. Blogger Angie McGowan of Eclectic Recipes shares a family-favorite Fred Panko-Dipped Pickle Spears. A panko breading makes fried pickle spears super crispy.
- 4-6 Cups vegetable oil
- 1 Cup all-purpose flour
- 2 Teaspoons dry ranch dressing mix (from a 1-ounce package)
- 4 eggs
- 2 Cups panko breadcrumbs, such as Progresso™
- 12 crisp pickle spears
Preheat the oil in deep fryer or 12-inch skillet to 375 degrees F.
Meanwhile, in shallow bowl, stir together the flour and dressing mix. In another shallow bowl, beat eggs with whisk. In third shallow bowl, place bread crumbs.
Dip each pickle spear into the flour mixture, then into the egg. Dip into the flour a second time, then into the egg a second time. Coat the pickle spears with breadcrumbs.
After all pickles have been breaded, fry in the hot oil, turning once, until deep golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain the fried pickles on a cooling rack or paper towels.