Crispy Fried Pickles

crispy fried pickle
This recipe is a specialty of Okie Dokies Smokehouse in Swannanoa, North Carolina.  Serve with wing sauce and ranch dressing.

Recipe By: Southern Living Off the Eaten Path
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    • 4 cups dill pickle chips, drained
    • 11/2 cups 1.5% low-fat buttermilk
    • 1/2 cup Ranch dressing
    • 2 Tbsp mild barbecue sauce
    • Canola oil
    • 4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 Tbsp barbecue seasoning


Place pickle chips in a large bowl. Pour buttermilk over chips. Cover and chill 1 hour. 

Meanwhile, stir together the dressing and barbecue sauce in a small bowl. Cover and chill until ready to serve. 

Pour oil to a depth of 11/2 inches into a large deep skillet. Heat over high heat to 375°. 

Meanwhile, pour pickle mixture through a strainer over a bowl, discarding buttermilk. Whisk together flour and barbecue seasoning in a large bowl until blended.

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