Beer Battered Pickles
Hey Smarties! This wacky recipe from Hungry Girl Por Vida is making me so hungry - and at 10:30 AM on a Tuesday, nonetheless! They're healthy, right? They have pickles in them, which really are cucumbers, which are SUPER nutritious... :)
I just might try making them for my next party. If you give them a try before I do, let me know how they come out!
1 cup cake flour kosher salt
1/4 t cayenne pepper
1 large egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup beer pickles canola oil for deep-frying
aioli for dipping (We used Lemonaise)
special equipment - candy thermometer
Whisk together the flour, a generous pinch of salt, and cayenne pepper. Add the egg and beer and whisk until mixed completely. Set aside for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, slice up the pickles into short spears and pat dry with a paper towel. When ready to fry, heat 3″ of oil in a pot to 350°F. (Or just fry in the hot oil right after you’ve fried up some donuts.) Line a plate with paper towel and place a baking sheet in your oven heated to 200°F. Once the oil is hot, submerge the pickles in the beer batter. Drop one by one, being careful not to crowd them, into the hot oil. Cook until golden brown about 2-3 minutes. Transfer to the paper towel lined plate and then to the warm oven. Serve with Lemonaise (below) or with mustard.