Thursday, March 27, 2008

Fried Pickles and Fish

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
1 Cup plus 1 tablespoon of flour
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.


Melissa said...

fried pickles are the best!!!

Mary Ellen said...

I have the fried pickles in my blog too. I love them! I also have a really good yogurt-dill dipping sauce for them if you are interested.