Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Copycat Hooters Fried Pickles

Most popular in the South, fried pickles are perfectly crunchy with just the right amount of tanginess. Made famous by Hooters restaurant, now you can enjoy your favorite fried pickles at home with our simple copycat recipe ready in a snap!

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I mean look at that crisp coating.  Who could resist that?

My favorite fried pickles are found at that famous beach-themed, orange-short-wearing sports bar–Hooters! The bar actually originated in my home state of Florida so it makes perfect sense that they would create a fabulous recipe fit for a southern gal.

A southern favorite; fried pickles are crisp and tangy.  The consummate southern starter, the fried pickle begins as a slice is dipped in a seasoned buttermilk mixture, dredged in a tasty coating and deep fried in oil until perfectly golden brown.  They are traditionally served with a horseradish or spicy ranch sauce, but I say why mess with a good thing?  I eat mine as they are.

Have you ever tried fried pickles? Well they come as a surprise.  Chad was completely shocked at the delicious flavor.  He was so thrilled that he made another batch himself and then we devoured them.

Aside from being unbelievably tasty, these are a cinch to make.  Truth be told, my culinary-challenged husband actually prepared the ones in the photo above.  Yep.  They are that simple. Though in his defense he does make a mean French toast.

This 30-minute recipe is sure to please.  They are good for lunch, good for dinner, perfect for breakfast… Good to make just because pickles are on sale.  And always good to make just because the day of the week ends in Y….

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Helpful Tips to make Copycat Hooters Fried Pickles:

  • Stir flour mixture between batches and pull out dough chunks to keep coating from getting chunky.

What you will need to make Copycat Hooters Fried Pickles:


Enjoy!

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Hooters Fried Pickles Copycat Recipe

Most popular in the South, fried pickles are perfectly crunchy with just the right amount of tanginess. Made famous by Hooters restaurant, now you can enjoy your favorite fried pickles at home with our simple copycat recipe ready in a snap!
prep time: 30 minscook time: total time: 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 (16-oz) jar dill pickle slices
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 dashes hot sauce
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Neutral cooking oil, (peanut, vegetable, canola, etc)

Instructions

  1. Preheat about 2-inches of oil in a large (8 quart) pot to 350°F. Prepare a tray with double paper towel stack. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl combine buttermilk, egg, and hot sauce. Beat with a fork to combine. Drain pickle juice from pickle jar, add pickles to buttermilk mixture. Stir to combine.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together flour, paprika, garlic powder and cayenne pepper.
  4. Add about a handful of pickles to flour mixture. Swirl pickles around and make sure they are well coated. Shake off excess flour and drop pickles in hot oil one at a time. Only put 7-8 pickles at a time so the temperature does not drop too much.
  5. Fry pickles for 3-5 minutes until they are golden brown. Remove from oil with a slotted spoon and drain on a tray lined with paper towels.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

DONNA'S NOTES

  1. Stir flour mixture between batches and pull out dough chunks to keep coating from getting chunky.





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10 comments:

  1. These look absolutely perfect. My husband would do just about anything to have a basket of these!

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  2. Are the pickles sliced? I can't see where it says what type pickle to use, but the picture looks like they are sliced. Hamburger slices, sandwich sliced. ,slice your own from whole?

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    1. You can really use whatever pickle you like, but these were created with dill hamburger slices (with the ridges). Enjoy!

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  3. I made these tonight, delicious!!!

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  4. Was wondering if you have to use buttermilk? Would regular work?

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    1. Buttermilk gives it a specific flavor and richness. If you can not get buttermilk then I would use a buttermilk substitute. Here are a few recipes. Enjoy and let us know how it goes. http://www.theslowroasteditalian.com/2013/02/how-to-make-buttermilk-substitute-3-ways.html

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  5. This looks really yummy! Thank you for sharing. I have had some great ones in restaurants (and some aweful ones!) - this would be such fun to make at home for parties and BBQs.

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  6. What is the sauce you dip them into?

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