How to make it

  • Mix ice water marinade by mixing garlic, salt, pepper, hot sauce in ice water.
  • marinate pickle slices for several minutes
  • roll in cornmeal and flour mix
  • drop in hot frying oil until golden
  • Drain on paper towels or brown grocery bag
  • Immediately sprinkle lightly with course salt
  • Smack yo' lips, baby.
  • Note: This frying method can be used for a number of veggies and even fish, shrimp or oysters. Fish and Shrimp can be marinated up to one hour.

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    " It was excellent "
    DetroitTokyo ate it and said...
    This was a nice treat. I made them last night and the breading was just right. Only thing I might change the type of pickles for next time..I like tart but mine were a bit too tart. Thanks!
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    janick04 ate it and said...
    I love these and there is one place that sells them this way. Everywhere else sells spears which are not as good. I can't wait to make these. Do you have a recipe for the dipping sauce that they serve with these in TN(the only other place I've ever eaten them besides ohio which they use this too)
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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    Absolutely love these, my daddy craves them. I just can't figure out how to take them to the Nursing facility and not have mushy pickles and get in trouble with the wonderful nurses who care for him.....hmmm, share, maybe?
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  • chefjeb 6 years ago
    It's step one. Instead of a milk wash, you use seasoned ice water. It's a Louisiana thing. It was often inconvenient for fishermen to use milk and eggs to batter seafood and other fried foods. It produces a light coating. You could use a milk and/or egg wash, but the finished product would have a thicker coating.
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  • pixiegirl 6 years ago
    I first had Fried Pickles in Texas when my family traveled across country. I loved them! Thank you so much for the recipe. Could you please explain "Icewater marinade"?
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    " It was excellent "
    dixiejet ate it and said...
    These are SO GOOD !!!! I went to a restaurant recently (I live in NC) that had them as spears but they weren't as good as having them as chips in Louisiana at a Cock of the Walk restaurant! My mom don't even LIKE pickles but she loves these.
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  • dancegypsy67 6 years ago
    YEA! Since they seem to be impossible to find here in the north (though there is a place here that sells fried spears - not the same), I might just have to make my own. Thanks for the recipe! I'm smakin my lips just thinking about them :)
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    " It was excellent "
    zena824 ate it and said...
    There is a little town up above Little Rock that used to sell these in a local eatery...Used to stop and get them all the time....These are wonderful.....Thanks..
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