Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Not-Fried Pickles

You may have been wondering what was sitting on the side of those Pineapple Chorizo Burgers. Well, my friend, they were Not-Fried Pickles!

Happy Hubby and I always have to get Fried Pickles when we see them on a menu. They are always super tasty. I don't like the idea of deep-frying anything at home because if I enjoy doing it, who knows what I may end up frying and how often? Deep-frying is like a gateway drug. How else do you think people started deep-frying Oreos and Twinkies?  

No, I will try to confine my deep-fried foods to restaurants. There, I pay more, which leads to eating less fried foods. Good plan Sarah! I will enjoy my fried Oreos out of the comfort of my own home in front of people where I can feel indulgent and say stuff like "I ran this week" and pretend that it cancels it out.

BTW: a 2 mile run burns about the equivalent of a single serving of Oreos, pre-fried (which is 2 cookies)


...it's a conspiracy...

 Not-Fried Pickles

1 jar pickle slices (I used the big burger sized slices)
2 eggs
1/3 cup flour
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp hot sauce
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Cajun seasoning
1 tsp pepper
1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs

1. Turn oven broiler on high. 

2.  In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs and flour. Add Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, garlic powder, Cajun seasoning, and pepper. Mix well.

3. Place panko bread crumbs in a shallow dish. Dunk each pickle slice into the egg mixture, than dredge it in the panko bread crumbs.

4. Place coated pickles on a rack set above a baking sheet and sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Place pan in the middle rack of the oven. Broil for about 3 minutes on each side.


  1. Ya Hooooo! Thanks for the recipe. I just printed it and will make it soon. I'll let you know how mine turn out. I can hardly weight LOL (make that wait).

    1. The original recipe called for the small pickle slices but I have had fried pickles in spear form too. Smaller pickles may be crunchier. All are good! I always use Claussen but I want to make my own pickles this year. My mom's garden is already doing well so I should be expecting lots of cucumbers. My Dad also said to try bread and butter fried pickles but I'll stick to dill. So many options!