Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line?

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JimInKy
Double Cheeseburger
2004/01/02 08:34:36
Cookbook author, Ronni Lundy was a guest on Michael Feldman’s Whad’Ya Know when the public radio show came to Kentucky four winters ago. The show’s staff customary spends a week in communities they broadcast from, which allows Michael time to soak up local culture and news, and be ready for his guests.

Under the impression that fried dill pickles can be found in Kentucky, Michael asked Ronni about them. Ronni answered, "I think the fried dill pickle line is a little further south".

A month after that broadcast I was en route to Florida and stopped for barbeque at a restaurant south of Atlanta that served fried dill pickles as an appetizer. After ordering a big barbeque meal, I asked my server if she could bring me a single fried dill pickle to sample. She said she could, but instead brought a whole plate and wouldn’t charge me.

Well, this restaurant’s fried pickles were just flat out delicious. They were served piping hot with a Ranch dressing sauce for dipping. The breading and fat balanced the sour and they were nicely crispy. I liked them best without the Ranch.

I first heard about this snack in an Atlanta Constitution article on barbeque. The food writer characterized the fried dills served at Q. B.’s Real Pit Out-N-Back B-B-Q in McDonough as addictive.

My question for forum readers: where does the “fried dill pickle line” begin and what is the breath of fried dill pickle’s popularity. Are they mostly a Georgia thing? Has anyone eaten them in other states? Could some Roadfooder possibly have the classic fried dill pickle recipe?

Here’s the link to the Whad’Ya Know interview with Ronni Lundy:

http://notmuch.com/Show/2000/01.29.html

wanderingjew
Sirloin
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/01/02 08:52:57
This would have fit perfectly in the "regional cuisine defined by location thread". I've had fried dill pickles, however I wasn't terribly excited by them. I believe they originated in the Mississippi Delta. There were several restaurants in Memphis and and throughout Mississippi that served them. I tried them twice in Mississippi at Cock of the Walk in Natchez and at the Cherokee Inn in Jackson.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/01/02 09:28:19
I'm with the Wandering Jew on this one. Genny's Diner in Louisville, Home of some of the ugliest Giant Burger's I have ever seen also brags on it's "Frickle"--Batter dipped and fried Dill Pickle slices. They are ok, but nothing (IMHO) to drive out of the way for... The Burger's, while really ugly are GREAT>
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/01/02 10:01:51
I first heard about deep-fried pickles about ten years ago in a newspaper story in the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch. If I recall correctly, the story was about a restaurant in Fostoria, Ohio where these pickles are a specialty.
wanderingjew
Sirloin
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/01/02 10:10:10
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

I first heard about deep-fried pickles about ten years ago in a newspaper story in the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch. If I recall correctly, the story was about a restaurant in Fostoria, Ohio where these pickles are a specialty.


It still amazes me that when a food trend catches on, everyone jumps on the bandwagon to try to claim fame. Back in the early 90's toasted ravioli became very popular in the NYC and Long Island area. I literally used to get into knock down drag out fights with dozen's of others who insisted, sweared and attempted to offer proof that they were invented at this one particular restaurant in Greenwich Village. Of course, knowing better, I tried to explain they were invented in St. Louis. "Impossible" everyone replied (I'm talking dozens if not hundreds of New Yorkers gave me this response). "St Louis doesn't have any Italian people" the New Yorkers retorted. I'm getting off track here, but if you will read one of the Stern's earlier books, it will mention that Fried Dill Pickles were invented in Mississippi.

Oh, on another note, I visited a brew pub in Burlington VT, and someone insisted I try a unique local sandwich, called a Hot Brown, I looked at the menu and you guessed it, it was a Kentucky Hot Brown! " /> Blasphemy! I tell you!
Munchie
Junior Burger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/01/02 11:21:11
We had our first Fried Dill Pickle at D's Wings in Columbia, SC last spring. We were visiting our daughter, who now tells us after a visit to Central Illinois that some darn good Fried Dill Pickles are to be found at the Moon Glo, a "cook-your-own-steak tavern down the road from us in Danville, IL. Go figure. I thought we'd have to wait til we hit SC again. I haven't tried them yet...but I trust her tastebuds, she was raised with a grandpa from Kentucky and a grandpa from Missouri. (Her new friends in SC can't believe a "Yankee" was raised on real grits, greens and unsweetened cornbread.) A lot of this part of Illinois has its roots in Kentucky and Tennessee. We can't always make assumptions about people, places or things. We might be surprised!
seafarer john
Filet Mignon
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/01/02 12:37:58
Had my first deep fried dill pickle this past summer in a joint in Harrisonburg, VA. The pickle was surprisingly good, the hamburger was awful.
Maynerd
Cheeseburger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/01/02 12:49:32
They've served fried pickles at the Wurstfest in New Braunsfels, Texas the last 2 years. Can't say there's a long line to purchase same.
berndog
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/01/02 13:10:23
Originally posted by wanderingjew re: toasted ravioli:
Of course, knowing better, I tried to explain they were invented in St. Louis. "Impossible" everyone replied (I'm talking dozens if not hundreds of New Yorkers gave me this response). "St Louis doesn't have any Italian people" the New Yorkers retorted.

I guess New Yorkers never heard of "The Hill" in St. Louis. I've enjoyed some of the finest Italian food I ever ate at restaurants in the italian section of St Louie better known as "The Hill."

I also once tried fried dill pickles at Cock of the Walk ouside Jackson, Miss. I don't remember if that was the same as Natchez, as I was on a business trip in Jackson and the host drove us to Cock of the Walk next to a big lake. I do remember that they served everything family style, and the pickles and catfish were delicious.

Crazy question, I looked at the FAQ's and still can't figure out how to place a quote in an outlined gray box at the top of my post. Howdo I do this, and how do I post a picture. Is it as simple as pasting the jpeg into the reply box?
wanderingjew
Sirloin
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/01/02 13:15:16
quote:
Originally posted by berndog

Originally posted by wanderingjew re: toasted ravioli:
I guess New Yorkers never heard of "The Hill" in St. Louis. I've enjoyed some of the finest Italian food I ever ate at restaurants in the italian section of St Louie better known as "The Hill."


Most New Yorkers have an amazingly hard time comprehending that Italian people/neighborhoods etc exist outside of NYC and Italy. My friends still think I'm giving them a line of "bull" when I tell them that Rhode Island has a significant Italian population.
improviser
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/01/02 13:27:02
We serve fried pickles at the pizzeria where I work. I think they're delicious. Though I shudder to think what they're doing to my arteries.
seafarer john
Filet Mignon
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/01/02 14:31:34
Yogi Berra was from "The Hill" in St Louis.
scbuzz
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/01/02 23:21:37
I love fried dill pickles !! I work in Columbia SC and I agree with Munchie, D's wings makes great ones !! There are a number of place in Columbia that serve them and they are all good !! Especially dipped in some ranch dressing !!
Helen Maxwell
Junior Burger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/01/03 00:03:27
We have fried dill pickles at the Irish Lion here in Bloomington, IN. They're served piping hot with sour cream for dipping. They're marvelous!
Cakes
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/01/03 00:24:50
quote:
Originally posted by wanderingjew

quote:
Originally posted by berndog

Originally posted by wanderingjew re: toasted ravioli:
I guess New Yorkers never heard of "The Hill" in St. Louis. I've enjoyed some of the finest Italian food I ever ate at restaurants in the italian section of St Louie better known as "The Hill."


Most New Yorkers have an amazingly hard time comprehending that Italian people/neighborhoods etc exist outside of NYC and Italy. My friends still think I'm giving them a line of "bull" when I tell them that Rhode Island has a significant Italian population.


I went to a wedding in Des Moines, Iowa, 30 years ago, or so. The bride was blonde and blue eyed but had been adopted by an Italian family. The groom was German/Scandinavian from northwest Iowa. It was fascinating. The groom's side of the church was mostly blonde and blue eyed and the bride's side was very Italian. The reception was held at an exclusive Italian country club. By exclusive, I mean that only Italians were allowed to join.

It was a very interesting experience. I had never been exposed to ethnic groups like that.


hermitt4d
Cheeseburger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/01/03 00:35:25
quote:
Originally posted by berndog

Crazy question, I looked at the FAQ's and still can't figure out how to place a quote in an outlined gray box at the top of my post. Howdo I do this, and how do I post a picture. Is it as simple as pasting the jpeg into the reply box?


berndog - look at the icons across the top of YOUR post; place your cursor over each one and it will reveal it's purpose. The one with the sheet of paper/curved arrow is 'reply with quote.' The one with the little pencil allows you to edit your own posts, something I have to do better than 50% of the time . Be careful to start your comments after the last set of brackets or your comments will be included in the grey box.

There was a recent thread on how to post pictures on Roadfood.com:

http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2038
JimInKy
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/01/03 02:18:50
I listened again to the Ronni Lundy interview on "Whad'Ya Know" and found that she had answered the question about the origin of fried dill pickles. She said fried dill pickles are a Deep South thing and "started in Mississippi, just right around The Tamale Corner".

For authentic and delicious southern mountain cooking recipes, take a gander at Ms. Lundy's cookbook, Shuck Beans, Stack Cakes, and Honest Fried Chicken: The heart and soul of southern country kitchens.
lleechef
Sirloin
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/01/03 03:51:55
We saw fried dill pickles on menus on the recent trip to Bham...........but didn't want to get filled up.......just wanted to eat ribs, ribs and more ribs and BBQ!!!!
JimInKy
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/01/03 04:56:40
I just now happened onto a forum titled Deep Fried Pickles. Regretfully, I missed this earlier forum and replicated the subject here. There are some excellent posts in that forum, including one from the Sterns about the origin of this intriguing snack (complete with a nifty picture). And Lone Star provided a fried dill pickle recipe in that forum. From the posts in both forums, it's clear that fried dill pickles have a following and can be found coast to coast.

I'm now thinking that the fried dills I ate in Georgia could have come to the restaurant pre prepared and frozen. They slices were very uniform looking.
Chumley
Cheeseburger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/01/04 00:39:26
My wife and I ate in a restaurant in Southeastern Ohio just before Xmas that had deep-fried pickles on the menu. Having eaten in this particular restaurant before, I chose NOT to try them .

They also had deep-fried olives on the menu. Being one of the aforementioned myopic NY'ers, I have to admit it seems like a strange thing to do to a pickle or an olive but I would definitely try it in the right restaurant!
sauceman
Cheeseburger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/02/13 16:21:52
Fried dills are one of my favorite appetizers, too. Mississippi is full of them. The Hollywood in the northern part of the state, below Memphis, claims to have originated them, although an Arkansas restaurateur took issue with that. The Blue and White, in Tunica, Mississippi, serves them with ranch dressing, but several establishments in the state plate them up with Comeback Sauce: Ajax Diner in Oxford and Hal and Mal's in Jackson, for example. True Mississippi fried dill devotees, like the guys at Hal and Mal's, say no spears. Pickle chips only.

Fred Sauceman
DaveM
Cheeseburger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/02/13 17:06:37
Fried Pickles are a regular part of the menu at Muddy River Smokehouse in Portsmouth,NH.
They are done as ridged slices.
A great combo is an order of fried pickles and an order of "Fowl Balls", which are chunks of chicken wrapped in bacon and then smoked.
the pickles are served with the ranch dressing, and the fowl balls with a honey mustard sauce.
DaveM
TJ Jackson
Filet Mignon
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/02/13 18:04:28
There are a handful of restaurants in Cincinnati that do serve fried dill pickles.

One in particular that I can think of, Toots (on the NE side of town), really promotes them both on their menu and occasionaly in their advertising. I think they go so far as to call them 'famous'.
Ort. Carlton.
Filet Mignon
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/02/13 18:26:09
quote:
Originally posted by seafarer john

Yogi Berra was from "The Hill" in St Louis.


John,
Don't say "was" - The Great One is still alive. And, as he'd say, "Hey, not only that: I ain't died yet."
You can view him periodically on television in a commercial where he talks to a goose. And vice versa.
One of my best friends reminds me dreadfully of Yogi Berra upon occasion. I'll have to tell him that sometime; he'll be greatly honored.
I'll return to the Fried Dill Pickles topic momentarily.
Not Gherkin' Anyone Around, Ort. Carlton in Sunny-For-One-Day Athens, Georgia.
Ort. Carlton.
Filet Mignon
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/02/13 18:34:28
Dearfolk,
The Berryman House in Bowman, Georgia (see Roadfood Near Drive-In Theatres thread) serves fried dill pickles in spear form. I thought they were lame and overpriced for what I got, unlike the rest of the food I had there.
The Blind Pig, a tavern/eatery here, has them on the menu all the time. Theirs are hand cut, breaded, and fried, and served with homemade ranch dressing. The food is quite good there in general, but the pickles are wondrous! "We sell a lot of 'em," I've been told several times. It's little wonder.
Y'know, I think I'll go down there when the library closes and hame me some, with a Terrapin Rye P. A. or two. It's been a good week; I've been a good boy; I deserve to reward myself a trifle. Many thanks to y'all for the inspiration; I was looking for something to do after 9:00 tonight; someplace to go that I hadn't been to in awhile!
I promise not to get pickled, though.
Cucumbersomely, Ort. Carlton in Tolerably-Unchilly Athens, Georgia.
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/02/13 18:46:59
Ort: Thanks for the report and get pickeled if you wish. I do it occasionally but only at my residence.

Looing forward to seeing you in Nashville for the Great que trip.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
Art Deco
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/02/19 10:23:03
quote:
Originally posted by JimInKy

For authentic and delicious southern mountain cooking recipes, take a gander at Ms. Lundy's cookbook, Shuck Beans, Stack Cakes, and Honest Fried Chicken: The heart and soul of southern country kitchens.


Thanks Jim. I've had that cookbook for several years now and find myself referencing it fairly frequently...
stormycat
Cheeseburger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/02/19 10:56:51
The Hub City Diner in Lafayette, LA cooks up some mean ones. That along with a plate of there sweet potato fries makes for a nice fatty snack. Oh yeah, don't forget there bread pudding to finish it all off.
ardee
Cheeseburger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/02/28 18:13:23
Fried pickles - the first time I ever saw fried pickles (chips) was about 10 years ago at Eddie's Heart and Soul Cafe (now closed) in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This was probably at the time that this dish started spreading across the country. Since then I have seen them in other restaurants here and there.

Another food that has exploded across the country is the blooming onion. I had never heard of this until my wife and I ate lunch at the Polo Club in Williamsburg, Virginia, about 15 years ago. Since then I see them, or variations such as "onion petals", all over the place. Of course, this is probably because many restaurant chains have started serving them.
emsmom
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/03/24 09:17:39
We live in the Piedmont section of North Carolina right on the South Carolina border and several of our restaurants serve fried dill pickles on their menus. They are usually served with a ranch dressing or a dressing similar to the dressing served with onion blossoms. Most of the ones I have had are sliced dill chips but I noticed last night while watching Emeril that he was serving Memphis style and deep fried whole dill pickles.
Michael Stern
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/03/24 09:53:40
I'm pretty sure they were invented in Robinsonville, Mississippi, at the Hollywood Cafe (featured in the Marc Cohn song, "Walking in Memphis"). At least that's what they used to claim at the Hollywood Cafe!
TxConnie
Hamburger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/08/01 16:14:26
The first time I had them was at a 'cajun' restaurant in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas (near where Bishop Arts cafe is now). They were incredible and they served them with a raspberry dipping sauce (similiar to F&W Raspberry Chipotle Sauce).

LegalLady
Cheeseburger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/08/01 17:54:14
Found a receipe for those little hooters, said I was going to try and make them, hubby just about barfed, but I think maybe me and the grandkids would like them!

The Lady
Marley Bear
Junior Burger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/08/13 17:30:35
My husband just came back from Nashville and had fried pickle chips at a local eatery. He and his buddies couldn't believe how great they were. I had them about 12 years ago at a Corn Dog stand in a mall in Plattsburgh, NY. Plattsburgh is about 20 miles south of Canada(brrrrhhh!) and we loved them. Can't find them any more, so I'm going to try making them myself. They're awesome for satisfying a PMS salt attack!
ardee
Cheeseburger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/08/25 21:05:59
I just got the September 2004 issue of "GRIT" today, and it has a recipe for deep fried dill pickles on page 37.

Talk about a blast from the past! "GRIT" is now a monthly that costs $4.95 an issue - I used to sell it 50 years ago when it was a weekly and cost 10¢ an issue.
EdSails
Filet Mignon
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/08/25 23:06:50
I had them a year ago when a friend who spent a lot of time in Texas made them. I thought he was nuts! Since then he moved to N. Carolina.
I've been waiting to find another place to get them. They were fantastic!
Oneiron339
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/08/26 07:28:32
Williamson Bros. BBQ in Marietta, and Canton, GA has had them on the menu forever. We get them as an appetizer and then fill up on the bbq.
BakersBoy
Cheeseburger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/08/26 08:49:27
There is a "seafood" buffet place in Anniston, Alabama called "Top of the River", lots of catfish. Actually it's not a bad place. When I did work at Fort McClellan in the late ninties it was one of the best places to go. This was where I had my fist fried pickles and I must say that I have a hankering for them to this day. Living now in Annapolis I have not seen them on any menu. By the way Anniston has a great Roadfood-style place called Dad's Barbeque. You sit in booths and telephone your order to the kitchen. Again, not a bad place.

Peace to all,

BB
Rusty246
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/08/26 09:03:25
quote:
Originally posted by LegalLady

Found a receipe for those little hooters, said I was going to try and make them, hubby just about barfed, but I think maybe me and the grandkids would like them!

The Lady


Could you post the recipe? I think I'm taking your hubby's opinion at this time but love dill pickles and am willing to give it a try...I THINK! Can you use Claussen? They are the family fav but then again I might not possibly want to ruin a good thing and had better use another brand.
renfrew
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/08/26 09:45:51
I dont know where the line is, but I enjoy them at a BBQ place up here in the Boston area.
JillShines
Junior Burger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/09/10 13:25:15
I live in virginia, and I get my fried pickle fix from a little place in Madison Virginia called the Pig and Steak. I wish I knew of someplace closer in Northern Virginia that made them. Anyone have any suggestions?
buckeye1
Hamburger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/09/12 20:38:15
Ghoulardi's, a local bar in my hometown of Lorain, Ohio, serves deep fried pickle spears as well as deep fried olives stuffed with cheese. So if there's a "fried pickle line", it must be pretty far north since Lorain is on Lake Erie.

www.ghoulardis.com (Ghoulardi was a local celebrity who hosted the late late movie on some UHF station in Cleveland... just made myself feel old because now everyone has cable or a dish and doesn't have to endlessly twist the dial to tune in a UHF station just right)
danfling
Junior Burger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/10/01 11:15:32
Sauceman mentioned Hal and Mal's in Jackson. I was there last night to speak to a voter registration rally, but I did not get any fried pickles.


I wanted to say, though, that Dixon's on Northside Drive has GREAT pickles. I used to live with a former executive chef for Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, and he had to go to Dixon's about every other day!

(His uncle used to own A Lil Taste of New Orleans in Jackson.)
cleveland66
Cheeseburger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/10/01 12:31:27
The fried dill pickle line is drawn neatly around my plate. Although, I've lived in the south for a billion years, I can't seem to get my tastebuds around these little things...

Tack that on to my not liking grits, or rice, and I'll be kicked out of the south for sure.
vegas
Hamburger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/10/01 13:55:35


they are great at the Praline Connection in NOLA . . . and for a twist try the fried jalapeno slices at Parasols in the Irish Channel
carlton pierre
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/10/01 14:14:37
I had them at the Blue & White in Tunica and they were awesome, the Hollywood was closed that night. I agree that one's first thought may be unfriendly but they are great nonetheless.

carl reitz
cleveland66
Cheeseburger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/10/01 15:14:42
quote:
Originally posted by vegas



they are great at the Praline Connection in NOLA . . . and for a twist try the fried jalapeno slices at Parasols in the Irish Channel


Dear lord, someone else brought up Parasol's. I've had the fried jalapeno slices (along with their cheeseburger poboy) a million times. As much beer as I drink while in NOLA, I can always find the corner of 3rd & Constance.

Pardon the topic jump. Please carry on with the pickles...
carlton pierre
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/10/09 00:31:21
I had fried pickles this week at Fat Fish Blue in Cleveland, OH while watching Robert Lockwood's Blues All Stars perform. The pickles were fried in spears, I prefer slices, but they were pretty awesome nonetheless. I highly recommend.

carl reitz
picklekid
Junior Burger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/10/17 16:57:36
The answer to the question Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line.Well
it started in 1963 in small Arkansas town called Atkins. A small business man maned Bernell "FATMAN" Austin started them that year in
a small pink drive called the Duchess. His creation was inspired by the Atkins Pickle Plant operating just across the road.The fried dill pickle was at first just a gimmick item but once it was placed on the menu its
popularity was tremedous.The Fatman died in September of 1999 but his special recipe lives on in at the Old South Restaurant in Russellville, Arkansas being carried on by his oldest son, James Bernell. Also there has been many articles written about this subject in paper and the internet.Anything southern does give the Fatman credit with its creation.
And I know this story well because you see I am his youngest son and know that no matter where you try a FRIED Dill Pickle it is intreging
to think a person would really do this to a pickle..Thanks
carlton pierre
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/11/18 23:35:08
quote:
Originally posted by TJ Jackson

There are a handful of restaurants in Cincinnati that do serve fried dill pickles.

One in particular that I can think of, Toots (on the NE side of town), really promotes them both on their menu and occasionaly in their advertising. I think they go so far as to call them 'famous'.


Hey, TJ,

can you name any other places in Cincy that serve them? And, whereabouts might "Toots" be?

carl reitz
dhdav66
Junior Burger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2004/11/19 08:07:28
I migrated north a few years back and for a dinner party one night I did the Southern fried stuff. I battered and fried some pickles, okra, green tomatoes, and zucchini. Now when I have a group over for dinner, they always ask for the fried pickles.

I've had them once here at a bar -- they were awful. Bad coating and they used dill spears, which I didn't care for. I've always had dill chips down South and that's what I use when I make them.
Drummom
Junior Burger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2005/07/26 12:37:47

Before my husband and I went on our trip to see our son in Austin, TX, I had only heard about Fried Pickles, however I never tasted one. Well, I tried them twice and am hooked. The first time was in Cedar Park, TX at a little place called Railyard Grill. Besides great fried pickles, they have wonderful hamburgers and chicken fried steak. I also had the pickles at Alamo Drafthouse. The pickles must have been cooked longer than at Railyard, and were okay. Does anyone know if there are any places in New York State that makes them?
LouiseT
Junior Burger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2005/08/04 16:01:40
My french fried dill pickle experience was well north of your line. My one and only encounter was at a dive bar called the Hi-Lo in Kalamazoo, MI in the early 1980's. They were batter dipped kosher dill spears and went great with a pitcher of cheap draft beer. I grew up in Atlanta, GA and had never seen them down south or anywhere else since my Kalamazoo college days for that matter.
careship
Junior Burger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2006/03/20 17:27:57
Just so everyone knows that the fried pickle line is fuzzy. Way up here in West Michigan is where I found my first fried pickles. A little whole in the wall bar and grill. People said try them you have to. I have loved them ever since. I have yet to find a better fried pickle and I have tried them everytime I found them all the way from here to Florida.
roossy90
Sirloin
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2006/03/20 19:37:31
quote:
Originally posted by careship

Just so everyone knows that the fried pickle line is fuzzy. Way up here in West Michigan is where I found my first fried pickles. A little whole in the wall bar and grill. People said try them you have to. I have loved them ever since. I have yet to find a better fried pickle and I have tried them everytime I found them all the way from here to Florida.

I had them in a BBQ place in Indiatlantic/Melbourne, Fl. Charlie & Jakes.... I think I would prefer a bread and butter pickle though. However that raspberry chipotle dipping sauce sounds good.
PapaJoe8
Sirloin
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2006/03/20 20:11:06
Glad to see this thread revived! But man are yall makin me hungry for some of those fried delights! Hey, the line goes west all the way to Texas! My youngest bro brought me my 1st taste from somewhere in Fort Worth, Tx. I was hooked! They were dills w/ ranch dip sauce. But, the BnB's w/ whatever sounds good also.
Joe
careship
Junior Burger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2006/03/22 13:38:19
I found this whole place and this topic because I was looking for a recipe to make them myself at home because I have been dying for a good fried pickle. I like the spears better than the whole ones but the pickle chips, hmmmm. I think if they are the pickle chips, they have to be hand sliced and good sized. Something to really bite into rather than pop into my mouth.
BhamBabe
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2006/05/03 01:49:55
Don't know where they came from but I've eaten these since the early 70's. Battered in a cornmeal batter, deep fried until light brown, served with my grandmothers homemade hot mustard. I think they were served at every dinner on the grounds all over Alabama that I've ever been to.

Dr of BBQ
Filet Mignon
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2006/07/11 11:08:42
DaveM tell me more about "Fowl Balls", (chunks of chicken wrapped in bacon and then smoked).

How big were they? Did they use an entire strip of bacon or half. I'd like to try this, in my concession trailer.I tried the frozen pickles I read about here at The Conerstone Festival last week with very moderate sucess. We only sold 28. But the people that ordered them and came back later said they enjoyed them. At the same time we sold out of everything else every day. Gosh what a logistical nightmare, 20,000 people camped on site in the middle of no-where and both of my main suppliers 180 miles away.
Jack
bbqjimbob
Cheeseburger
RE: Where is the Fried Dill Pickle Line? 2006/07/13 05:58:02
My wife and I were at an Italian-American festival last weekend in Canton, Ohio, and there was a booth that was selling fried dill pickles. They used the spears, and served them with Ranch dressing. It was the first time either of us has ever had them. They were not bad, but we weren't crazy about them. They tasted a little like zucchini, but that could have been due to the fact that they were frying zucchini in the same oil.
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