fried pickles

Fried pickles.  We love them. Which is a good thing, because we have a lot of pickles around these parts.  We are entering the time of year where we start questioning why we planted more than one cucumber, squash etc.  But we aren't complaining.  Too much fresh produce is never a problem, it just requires creative thinking.  Soooo, what do you do with the many jars of pickles taking up space in your fridge? Here you go.

Fried Pickles

 jar of pickles, cut into bite size pieces // 1 cup AP flour // 1 teaspoon salt // 1 teaspoon baking soda // 1/2 teaspoon paprika // 1 egg // 1 cup cold water //  freshly ground pepper // oil for frying

Combine flour, salt, baking soda, paprika and pepper in bowl.  Whisk together and make a well in the center.  Add egg and water.  Whisk together until just combined.  Set aside for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, in large deep pan, heat 2 inches of vegetable oil to 350 degrees. 

Dip pickle pieces in batter and deep fry until deep golden brown.  Repeat until all pickles have been fried.  Drain on paper towels and enjoy!

**We also used jalapeños in this batter.  Ah-mazing.