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2007/01/31 18:38:09 (permalink)

Fried Pickles

Just wondering what your thought is on This Southern favorite... Our local sonic used to have them on the menu a few years back.

Crispy and fried, they tasted just great.

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    RE: Fried Pickles 2007/01/31 18:48:59 (permalink)
    They are great but hard to find
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    RE: Fried Pickles 2007/01/31 18:53:35 (permalink)
    We have a new place in west suburban Chicago that recently opened. A mom & pop called the Onion Grill. Been there a few times in the last few weeks sampling the various menu items. They have fried pickles on the menu with some type of dipping sauce. It's on the try list for the next visit. Their onion rings were fantastic so I'm hopeful. Never had them so I'm not sure what to expect...and do they usually come with a dipping sauce?
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    RE: Fried Pickles 2007/01/31 19:21:12 (permalink)
    The Porthole Pub in Lynn, MA sells them. Oh, boy, are they good. Worth a trip from the south shore for those alone. We first discovered them years ago when we lived near there. Weren't sure what to expect, but once we tried them, we were hooked. I have told several people about them over the years, and they usually look at me like I have three heads. Then they proceed to tell me how disgusting they must be. Then they go try them, and they're addicted.
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    RE: Fried Pickles 2007/01/31 19:31:41 (permalink)
    are they made with dill pickles
    or bread and butter ones?
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    RE: Fried Pickles 2007/01/31 20:19:56 (permalink)
    Fried pickles sure are bad for you. And they sure are good.
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    RE: Fried Pickles 2007/01/31 20:48:28 (permalink)
    A new BBQ place opened near by and has the best Fried Pickles I have had since I lived down south. They make them at this place, and others where I have samples them, with dill pickles, but not sure if that is universal.
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    RE: Fried Pickles 2007/01/31 21:07:37 (permalink)
    Xannie, usually with dill. Some will use a flour based batter, but the best is cornmeal beer batter...OMGoodness! Delish. Or, cause my mamaw didn't truck with spirits she used cornmeal and ginger ale batter.

    Served with many different sauces. Mustard, sour cream, ranch or even a bleu cheese. My family prefers cajun spiced with ranch dressing.
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    RE: Fried Pickles 2007/01/31 21:13:29 (permalink)
    BhamBabe,
    thanks for the information.
    i have to try the corn meal and ginger ale batter;
    it sounds terrific!
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    RE: Fried Pickles 2007/01/31 21:16:06 (permalink)
    Genny's Diner in Louisville has a large Burger and uses "Frickles" for side garnish. Frickles are battered dill pickle slices deep fried. The are delicious!

    Here is part of a review by a local food writer about Genny's Pickles...
    *** Genny's Diner
    2223 Frankfort Ave.
    (502) 893-0923

    What's the difference between Genny's Diner and a saloon?
    You can take the kids to Genny's.
    Well, that, and better still, you can actually count on getting a pretty darn good meal at Genny's, provided that you set your expectations for hearty, filling and well-prepared diner food without gourmet touches or culinary frippery.

    We're talking about serious meat-and-potatoes food here, heavy on the frying: Remember, this is the place that invented the frickled pickle chip, a crunchy dill-pickle slice lightly coated with egg-batter and deep-fried in oil. (We couldn't help but notice, off to the north side of Genny's little white building in Clifton, an oblong black vessel the size of a Volkswagen, devoted to the disposal of used cooking oil. It appeared to be in regular use.)

    Enter Genny's dark, cozy interior and the first thing you'll see is a large bar, where the gentleman presiding will greet you with a friendly wave and direct you to one of the many sturdy tables draped in green. The menu is straightforward, featuring mostly burgers, breakfast fare and sandwiches. Take special note of the Sweet Daddy Platter ($9.50 with fries, $9 for the burger alone), a trademark entree that features a stunning 1 1/4 pound of ground beef formed into a triple-deck hamburger that easily qualifies as the largest in town....
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    RE: Fried Pickles 2007/01/31 21:51:20 (permalink)
    The Porthole uses dill pickles, the thick ripple-cut kind. I don't know if this is the reason, but they hold their shape better than thinner ones would, I would think.

    Anyway, whatever they do, and for whatever reason, they are AWESOME.
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    RE: Fried Pickles 2007/01/31 22:11:08 (permalink)
    The Depot in Springfield Tn serves them. The Depot is an excellent restaurant in an old train depot which is themed up great
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    RE: Fried Pickles 2007/01/31 22:23:35 (permalink)
    Love the fried pickles!
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    RE: Fried Pickles 2007/01/31 22:54:46 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by PepperPhil
    Our local sonic used to have them on the menu a few years back.
    Ditto, up in Tennessee. We still find them on menus in the deeper South a lot, but too often they're the whole spears. Spears are okay, but they often dominate the flavor too much, so that the delicate balance of pickle, batter, salt, and pepper is lost.

    Gee, can one be a pickle snob?
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    RE: Fried Pickles 2007/02/01 09:19:30 (permalink)
    I'm not sure who invented them but I can tell you that my grandmother has been serving them at every Dinner on the Grounds in Backwater, Alabama for nigh on 70 years. She said her mother use to fry them with her own homemade garlic pickles when she was little. They ate them on bread like a sandwich during the depression. Seems Mamaw Smith had laid by a ton of pickles. She wasn't the only one either.
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    RE: Fried Pickles 2007/02/01 16:04:23 (permalink)
    I remember the ones from Sonic. I wonder why they stopped serving them, as I thought they were good. For a short while last summer, Capt. D's had them on their menu. Sonic also stopped sering reg. size hotdogs and now only serve footlongs.
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    RE: Fried Pickles 2007/02/01 17:11:27 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by SassyGritsAL

    I remember the ones from Sonic. I wonder why they stopped serving them, as I thought they were good. For a short while last summer, Capt. D's had them on their menu. Sonic also stopped sering reg. size hotdogs and now only serve footlongs.
    I just checked their web site and it's a national thing: no pickles, no regular-size hot dogs. I'm gonna file a protest, by golly!
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    RE: Fried Pickles 2007/02/03 19:58:45 (permalink)
    It's a shame about them dropping them from the menu....
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    RE: Fried Pickles 2007/02/03 20:02:38 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by ChiTownDiner

    Never had them so I'm not sure what to expect...and do they usually come with a dipping sauce?



    ChiTownDiner........ One of my favorite dipping sauce for them are Pepper Ranch Dressing.... in the past I have been served Sour Cream (Good), and Thousand Island ( Aquires Taste ) . Stick with the Ranch if it is offered.

    Oh by the way, What Western Suburb ?.... Will be heading up that way next month to visit my Sister
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    RE: Fried Pickles 2007/02/04 12:27:25 (permalink)
    PepperPhil...the suburb is Westmont and I'll make a point of geting in this week to scout things out on the pickle front. The menu didn't mention what kind of sauce as it's a typical dog/burger/gyro type menu board with the plastic letters and little description. Let me know if you'll be in the western suburb area, I can give you a few ideas or hook up for sampling. There's some local hot dog action on the 10th of this month featuring 6 great spots. I'll be on the Nashville trip also...
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    RE: Fried Pickles 2007/02/04 16:06:01 (permalink)
    Thanks ChiTownDiner.....

    Have to visit my Cousin in Downers Grove then.....I'll be in the Chicago area on the 1st thru maybe the 7th

    Try and get back with you before then.
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    RE: Fried Pickles 2007/02/04 16:11:18 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by PepperPhil

    Thanks ChiTownDiner.....

    Have to visit my Cousin in Downers Grove then.....I'll be in the Chicago area on the 1st thru maybe the 7th

    Try and get back with you before then.


    I'm right next door...
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    RE: Fried Pickles 2007/02/04 16:23:57 (permalink)
    To all,

    The first time I had deep fried pickles was fifteen years ago in Anniston,Alabama. The place was named "The Top of the River". Anniston had a few very intersting Roadfood worthy places but we always seemed to gravitate to The Top of the River. I had never had deep fried pickles up to that point and I was amazed at how wonderful they are. They were dill chips. Last time I visited my home town in Western New York I went to a diner in Sheriden, NY and there on the menu were deep fried pickles. These however were spears. Not as good as the ones in Alabama but good nonetheless. So I guess they have moved out of the South. Now if would could get hushpuppies and good sweeet tea I would be a happy boy. I would die, not literally, for good huspuppies in Maryland.

    BB
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    RE: Fried Pickles 2007/02/04 16:29:53 (permalink)
    There are restaurants in Columbus who offer fried dill pickles, which are a delight and delicious. Old Bag of Nails and Brazenhead come to mind. I like either the spears or the slices......either of which are scrumptuous.

    Donna
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    RE: Fried Pickles 2007/02/04 16:31:27 (permalink)
    Al, does Genny's have a big neon sign that says "Frickles" outside? Maybe it's not neon but I could swear that I've driven by a place in Louisville that advertises Frickles with a big sign. I've never stopped in. My family is very much a Golden Corral/Bahama Breeze family and there's so much roadfood in Louisville that I've missed out on, despite visting there at least 3 times a year!
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    RE: Fried Pickles 2007/02/05 16:19:03 (permalink)
    Just had some very good ones at Spanky's in Battle Creek. They were the spears. Also, great jalapeno poppers(with cream cheese).
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    RE: Fried Pickles 2007/02/05 23:45:50 (permalink)
    Improvisor,
    Thats the place! It's kind of beat-up and not the most modern and spotless place you can find, but the Burgers are great (pound and a quarter is BIG) and the Frickles are outstanding!
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    RE: Fried Pickles 2007/02/07 13:43:05 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by ChiTownDiner

    quote:
    Originally posted by PepperPhil

    Thanks ChiTownDiner.....

    Have to visit my Cousin in Downers Grove then.....I'll be in the Chicago area on the 1st thru maybe the 7th

    Try and get back with you before then.


    I'm right next door...


    Well then your not that far off my old stomping grounds then ( Lisle)
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    RE: Fried Pickles 2007/02/07 13:44:32 (permalink)
    Our local little diner started serving fried jalopeno slices.... very comparable.. but with a bite !
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    RE: Fried Pickles 2007/02/07 19:28:48 (permalink)
    There is a Chicken Wing place close to my home that has fried dill pickles. The batter has a bit of a kick to it and they serve it with ranch and honey mustard. The first I ever had fried dill pickles was at a summer fair in Ohio.
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