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An appetizer basket with fried pickles and ranch dressing in it.
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Fried Pickles with Spicy Ranch

Fair food at home, without the price.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword easy recipes, game day recipes, summer recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 158kcal

Ingredients

For the pickles:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup pickle juice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Dill pickle chips as many as you'll eat (the batter will cover a cup or two worth of pickles)

For the Spicy Ranch:

  • 1/4 cup bottled Ranch dressing
  • 2 teaspoons Frank's Hot Sauce or any hot sauce you prefer, more or less to taste

Instructions

  • Add a couple of inches of oil to a deep skillet set over medium heat. Bring to 375 degrees.
  • While the oil is heating, combine the flour, milk, pickle juice, paprika, and salt in a shallow dish, such as a pie plate. Mix until well combined.
  • Drop the pickles in the batter and stir them around until completely coated.
  • When the oil is hot, drop pickles one by one into the oil. Do not over crowd the pan. Flip the pickles over after about 1 minute and continue cooking another 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until the batter is golden and crunchy.
  • Drain on a paper towel lined plate.

To make the Spicy Ranch:

  • Combine the ranch dressing and hot sauce in a small bowl. Add more or less hot sauce to taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 1130mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1.3mg