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 eggolive 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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