Saturday, August 1, 2009

Fried Pickles and Fried Shrimp-deep fried delight!

Tonight I decided to fry pickles since we were already firing up the fryer for some venison backstrap.

Here is the recipe I used and they turned out very tasty! Now I didn't measure the spices exactly, so feel free to adjust to your taste.

1 cup flour
1/2 cup beer
2 tsp paprika - mixture should be a light pink/orange color
1 1/2 tsp cayenne - more or less if you like hot or mild
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp black pepper
several shakes hot sauce
dill pickle slices - I love Best Maid

Dry pickles in paper towels to remove excess juice. Combine all ingredients and whisk well. Dip pickles in batter and fry at 375 for 2 about 2 minutes. Don't overcrowd fryer for best results. Serve with ranch dressing.

How about a closer look at this deep fried goodness?

The BEST Fried Shrimp Recipe Ever
1 cup flour
1 tsp garlic powder
4 egg whites - beaten
1 sleeve Saltine crackers-crushed
Combine flour and garlic powder. Dip de-veined and butterflied shrimp in flour mixture, then beaten egg whites and then cracker crumbs. Fry for a few minutes until golden brown. I promise this recipe is better than any fried shrimp you will get in a restaurant. It is well worth the effort for a special occasion or anytime meal! This is a great appetizer to serve guests.


Those are oven baked steak fries and good as french fries any day..and much healthier...just toss in olive oil, season salt and pepper. Roast in oven at 425 for about 45 minutes. Turn 1/2 way through cooking.

1 comment:

  1. Now, I'm not a huge pickle fan, but I'm droolin' over that shrimp. Hang on a sec while I grab myself a bib... ;)