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  • Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Deep Fried Pickles Tue, 05/27/03 2:53 PM (permalink)
Anyone like 'em? Ever heard of them? I'm not sure how far (state wise) these guys have made it, but we have had them for a while in MI. The best I have ever had are in Willis, MI at The Pickle Barrel Resturant. They do them in chip form (instead of spear) and use a very light tempura type batter.


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    • Location: Milwaukee, WI
    RE: Deep Fried Pickles Tue, 05/27/03 3:04 PM (permalink)
    I've had them at a country dining establishment in Waxahatchie, Texas. The name of the place escapes me. I was expecting something completely different. What came out tasted exactly like a fried pickle slice. Good though, and I'll have it again next time I see it on the menu.

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      • Location: NY, NY
      RE: Deep Fried Pickles Tue, 05/27/03 3:10 PM (permalink)
      You can get them as deep fried spears at Rotier's in Nashville and they are damn good. Rotier's is reviewed on this site.
        Lone Star

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        • Location: Houston, TX
        RE: Deep Fried Pickles Tue, 05/27/03 3:16 PM (permalink)
        I hear they are good with a side of ranch dressing, but have not tried them yet.

        Our hottest selling item at our softball field concession stand are "pickle pops". We pour the liquid from the empty pickle jars into little cups, freeze them and sell them. We can never keep enough, the kids love them. Who woulda thought?
          Michael Stern

          RE: Deep Fried Pickles Tue, 05/27/03 3:26 PM (permalink)
          According to local folklore, they were invented at the Hollywood Cafe in Robinsonville, Mississippi. We first tasted them in the Delta several years ago (at an early Cock of the Walk), and just recently had some good ones at the Blue and White in Tunica:


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            • Location: Milwaukee, WI
            RE: Deep Fried Pickles Tue, 05/27/03 3:28 PM (permalink)
            Palomino in Milwaukee does them spear-style - I thought the batter fell off too easily and the pickles themselves were sub-par. I'd like to try the chips somewhere.

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              • Location: Shaftsbury, VT
              RE: Deep Fried Pickles Tue, 05/27/03 4:07 PM (permalink)
              We first had them at a BBQ joint on Beale Street in Memphis a few years ago. Can't remember which joint...but, they were great. They were of the spear variety served with a horseradish mayo.

              I made them myself for a party last summer, with my own homemade pickles and horseradish mayo. They were a big hit. I made them with the flour, then egg, then breadcrumb/cornmeal type of coating, rather than a batter.

              We also had them at a diner in Worcester recently--the Corner Lunch--and they were of the chip form and battered served with a similar horseradish type mayo sauce, I think. Very good, too.


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                • Location: Sumter, SC
                RE: Deep Fried Pickles Tue, 05/27/03 4:11 PM (permalink)
                I love them !! There are several places in my town that serve them. Usually they are either sliced in half or quartered (length wise). But they are always so hot that I burn the roof of my mouth, just like when I eat pizza !

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                  • Location: Braintree, MA
                  RE: Deep Fried Pickles Tue, 05/27/03 6:58 PM (permalink)
                  The Porthole Pub in Lynn, Massachusetts serves fried pickles as an appetizer - Love 'em! They use the ripple-cut dill pickle slices and serve them with a dipping sauce that sort of resembles ranch salad dressing, but I never bothered to ask exactly what it is. I guess it's more fun not knowing! (in this case, anyway

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                    • Location: Ouray, CO
                    RE: Deep Fried Pickles Tue, 05/27/03 8:06 PM (permalink)
                    Irish Lion, Bloomington, IN makes great fried dill pickle spears with horseradish sauce. Best Irish Pub I've ever encountered (except perhaps Finnegan's Wake in Edinburgh). They also serve brutally fresh Guiness by the yard & half-yard, a stellar selection of single-malt scotch and a seafood spread called Craibheachain (believe that is pronounced Cray-ba-haan) that goes great with a frothy brew.

                      RE: Deep Fried Pickles Fri, 05/30/03 8:17 AM (permalink)
                      Fried Pickles had to be invented as a side to libation

                      Ever time I have had them, it was after five PM.

                      Always better with a beer.

                      Paul E. Smith
                      Knoxville, TN

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                        • Location: Pittsburgh, PA
                        RE: Deep Fried Pickles Thu, 09/4/03 6:53 AM (permalink)
                        I love em too
                        I dip my chips in
                        First in Egg then
                        in 7 sea's seasoning ???
                        and also in Cornflakes
                        then deep fry
                          Lone Star

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                          • Location: Houston, TX
                          RE: Deep Fried Pickles Thu, 09/4/03 10:02 AM (permalink)
                          Here is a recipe I have made several times at home, and they are delicious! I also used the same batter to fry zucchini, and it was the best I have ever had.

                          COCK-OF-THE-WALK FRIED PICKLES

                          Posted by BETTYBOOP50 at - May 16, 2001

                          Source: Restaurant Recipes

                          Dill pickle slices
                          1 egg
                          8 ounces milk
                          1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
                          5 to 6 drops Tabasco sauce
                          1 tablespoon flour
                          2 cups flour

                          Mix egg, milk, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, and 1 tablespoon flour in bowl.

                          Mix salt, pepper (to taste), and 2 cups flour in bowl.

                          Dip pickles in egg wash, then flour, then egg, then flour, then drop in hot oil and fry until golden.

                          For dipping, I stir a little horseradish into some ranch. Yum!

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                            RE: Deep Fried Pickles Thu, 09/4/03 10:54 AM (permalink)
                            Just mentioned in post in "Where Should I Eat" forum the George Street Grocery (restaurant) in Jackson, MS. That was my first spot years ago for fried dill pickles. Guess a lots of restaurants claim credit for origination. Know some little restaurant in Atkins, AR, also makes this claim. (Atkins was home to Atkins Pickle Co. for years, subsequently sold to some larger food processing company which year or two ago closed the original pickle plant there, nearly causing a riot.) Have also had them at Cock of the Walk restaurants, and most recent ones were at Hollywood Cafe in Robinsonville, MS. Didn't realize Tunica's Blue & White had them. I wouldn't care for them as a steady diet, but occasionally as something different, they are good.
                              carlton pierre

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                              RE: Deep Fried Pickles Thu, 11/18/04 11:27 PM (permalink)
                              I've had them at Hooter's, in Chattanooga. They were excellent. I've had them at Blue & White in Tunica and thought thye were excellent. had them at FatFishBlue, in Cleveland, OH and they were yummy as well. If I could only get them in Knoxville I wouldn't have to travel so much to find them.
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