Ive really wanted to try fried pickles for quite some time. I love pickles and I love pretty much any veggie or anything fried. Who doesn't? So I decided to search for a recipe for a good beer batter. I found this one from Cooking Cache. I used a Corona beer, since we had some here, but I would think that any kind of beer would work great. I also decided to double the recipe since I was going to fry some fish as well. That probably wasnt necessary as the batter expanded alot when it was resting and I ended up throwing a bunch of it away. I just have to say that this batter was so good! I will always use this recipe in the future when I fry fish or veggies. Since we hardly ever eat deep fried stuff at home, that wont be very often. Anyways, the batter is so versatile. I ended up throwing some mushrooms in there too. And did these pickles meet my expectations??? YES. They were so good and crisp. I will definatly make those again sometime.
Beer Batter (from Cookingcache.com)
1 Cup plus 1 tablespoon of flour
salt if desired
salt if desired
1 tablespoon oil
3/4 cup beer at room temperature
2 tablespoons luke warm water
1 egg separated
Put flour and salt in bowl and add oil, add beer and water. While stirring with a wire whisk beat in egg yolk. Cover with cloth and set in warm location for 2-3 hours. Beat egg white until stiff and fold into batter right before frying.
For frying the pickles, slice the pickles about 1/4-1/2 inch thick. Pat with paper towels to remove moisture. Get some oil going on medium heat. I filled up a large skillet about half way up the side with oil. Then just dip into the batter and drop in the hot oil. Fry until golden brown.