Craving Dill Pickles

Having been to vegas a few time, I was surprised I had never tried these or seen these before.  An amazing combination called deep fried dill pickles!

We found them at a place called BB Kings, which served amazing bbq and southern inspired cuisine.

Deep Fried Dill Pickles

Here is a picture of these delights a total party in my mouth. delicious totally unhealthy crispy on the outside but juicy on the inside dill pickles.

Well the other day I was having made cravings for something like this, since I am trying to eat somewhat on the healthy side I made a version of these. Instead of deep fried they are baked, and instead of crazy mass amounts of salt etc I used some spices to kick it up a notch!

So here is a reciepe and picture for Baked Dill Pickles… According to my BF they turned out great and he loved them and asked me if they were any left over.

Oven baked dill pickles:

  • 1 Jar of  sliced oval dill hamburger pickles, I picked low salt w/ garlic!
  • 1/2 cup of Panko crumbs
  • 1/4 cup of cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • 1/4 tsp of smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle powder
  • 1/4 cup dried parsley
  • 1/4 tbsp of dried chili flakes ( I am a hot sauce freak so I put extra hot sauce in everything!)
  • Pinch of  salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • olive oil spray (about 1 tsp)

For the  Healthier Ranch Dip:

  • 2 cups fat free Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup low fat sour cream
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tbsp chopped fresh chives
  • Pinch of salt
  •  ground pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp white balsamic vinegar
  • HOT SAUCE! like Sirracha or Louisiana!

Make dip by combining all dip ingredients together into a bowl and then put in fridge until time to dig in.

Mix panko crumbs, flour along with paprika, parsley, chipotle powder, chili flakes and salt together.

Combine eggs in seperate dish.

Take pickle slices and dip into egg mixture, dip into dry mixture and press down on each side to ensure coated.

Heat over to  450°F,  spray sheet with some baking spray. Place pickles onto to baking sheets, spray top with a little bit of olive oil spray. Bake for 10-15 minutes on one side, flip and spray with olive oil and bake an addition 5-8 minutes.

I like mine a little bit crispier so I left them in a little bit longer, also everyone’s oven is different so just watch them and you can tell if they start to get to crisp or burn!!

Once done serve with dip, and voila a healthier version of Deep Fried Dill Pickles!

And here is my finished masterpiece! Sorry about the crummy picture, previous one was taken with a digital camera which is no longer with me!

Enjoy and until we “eat” again!

-Ali

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