Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Baked "Fried" Pickles



Happy 2013 everyone!  I guess this is my first post of the new year - and probably a fitting one considering it's a bit on the healthier side.  I made these Baked "Fried" Pickles for a New Years Eve celebration and I was definitely concerned that they would pale in comparison to the real thing - in Nashville the real thing is everywhere so people knew what flavors they were looking for.  I was thrilled with this dish - everyone agreed young and old  (Sweet Girl has already asked me to make them again)  these were as close to the real thing as you could get without frying and they were addicting and delicious.  I served them with a spicy ranch dipping sauce.

This is another "Pinned it and Did it" recipe - one more recipe to mark off my ever growing list of recipes to try.  This one has been on there for a while and I am so happy I finally made these.  I could resolve to say that I will cook off my list more often this year or that I will eat healthier or workout more or get more organized or.....
...but I am not making any resolutions.  I am going to make a checklist of things to get done this year and try it that way to see if it works - a little bit of everything like;  drink more water everyday, remember to take my vitamins, run a little harder, write a little more  -stuff like that.  Let's see if that works.  I love crossing things off a list so hopefully that will be better than a resolution. 

 Do you make resolutions?  

recipe adapted from skinnytaste and family fresh meals
What you need:
2 -16 oz jars (48 slices) sliced oval dill hamburger pickles, I used Vlasic
1/2 cup of Panko crumbs
1/4 cup of cornmeal
1/4 cup of flour
1 teaspoon season salt
1/4 tsp chipotle powder
1/8 cup dried parsley
1/8th tsp kosher salt
2 large egg
olive oil spray

What you do:
Drain pickles in a colander and let sit to dry a bit (I placed some paper towels over them and then weighed it down with the empty pickle jars.)
Combine panko crumbs, cornmeal and flour together along with season salt and parsley.
Whisk the eggs in a bowl and season with chipotle powder.  
Now go ahead and dip the pickles in egg mixture and then into the crumbs making sure to press down to adhere crumbs to pickle slices.
Place the slices on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with the olive oil spray. Spray the tops of the slices as well. Place in a preheated 450 degree oven  and bake for about 10 minutes then flip and spray again and return to the oven for another 5 minutes.  Serve warm with dip.


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16 comments:

  1. I need to try these! Hubby, daughter & I just ordered these from our favorite restaurant last night! Taste great, not so forgiving to the waistline :)...Pinned!

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  2. I love pickles! Will have to try these! Love your blog! I would love for you to visit my linky party going on now at http://wallisfarmsdailywalk.blogspot.com/2013/01/blog-post.html

    Have a great day!

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  3. These look amazing. We love fried pickles. I'm going to have to try this. I'm pinning. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/01/week-in-review-and-wednesdays-adorned.html
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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  4. I have always wanted to try fried pickles, and this baked version sounds even easier!

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  5. I've never had real fried pickles, so I'm 100% sure this baked version will be awesome! Sigh. I do so love pickles, after all.

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  6. Loooove these! I fry pickles a few times a year, but I think I could eat them even more often if I baked them! Yum!

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  7. These look delicious, pinned them and I'm a new follower. I saw you at Thirty Homemade Days link party. SO I'm following you on pinterest too! Would love for you to visit me @ memoriesbythemile.com
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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  8. Um, yum. These look so good. Is there a tasting button here?:)

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  9. Hi Danielle,
    I just love Fried Pickles and can't wait to try your Baked Fried Pickles. Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  10. Thanks for sharing your delicious looking recipes with A Crafty Soiree, the weekly crafty link party I co-host with Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday. I've featured your project in this week's newest. It will be up tonight at Midnight EST, please come by to see it and share more of your crafty goodness with us!

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  11. I had never heard of this & sounds amazing. We love pickles in our house. My daughter could eat a jar by herself, lol. Thanks for linking this recipe up! Visiting from DearCreatives.com

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  12. I have heard of this, but I've never been brave enough to try it! It's supposed to be amazing. I'm so happy that you visited and linked up at One Creative Weekend at OneCreativeMommy.com. The next party starts tonight at 8:00 PM MST. I hope you'll be back.

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  13. You had me at Pickles. I need to try this! Thanks for linking to my link party! :)

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  14. I tried fried pickles last year for the first time - I can't wait to try this recipe out!

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  15. I've had these at the Texas Roadhouse and loved them but never made them. I think I need to!

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  16. My kids love pickles, so I'm thinking that I will have to make these! :)

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