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Punt Return Fried Pickles

Punt Return Fried Pickles PINothing says game day to me like fried pickles. Combine them with some delicious wings and you’re sure to have a match made in heaven that all of your guests are going to enjoy.

I know that I personally enjoy these fried pickles a bit too much and quite often don’t know when to stop myself. These things can be really addicting, so before your make them, you can’t say that I didn’t warn you!

If you enjoy them half as much as I do, you may find yourself eating more of them as they lay waiting to drain than actually make it to the plate and out of the kitchen to your guests. I know that the first time I made them, that’s exactly what happened to me.

A friend of mine actually told me, “Dude, I thought that was a big jar of pickles!” Use this recipe with our Home Team House Ranch Dressing, and you’ve got an amazing winning combination.

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Vegetable or canola oil for frying

  • 20 ounces of kosher dill burger sliced pickles
  • 3/4 cup pickle juice
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon tabasco sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1 ranch seasoning packet Ranch Dip for dipping

Directions:
1. Remove ¾ cup pickle juice from your pickles and set aside. Drain the remaining juice from your pickles. Pour pickles onto a plate with paper towels and allow to dry for about 5 minutes.

  1. Put pickle juice, ranch dressing, tabasco sauce, egg, flour, and cornstarch into your blender and blend until mixed well. Pour mixture using a spatula into a bowl for easy batter dipping.
  2. Combine breadcrumbs and ranch seasoning packet using a fork in a shallow dish. I personally use a large bowl, but feel free to experiment with what works best for you.
  3. Dip pickles in batter, then breadcrumbs and set aside.
  4. Heat oil in a large skillet to about 360 degrees. Don’t try to use a deep-fryer on this one as the battered pickles will stick to the basket something fierce. Fry the pickles for about 3 ½ to 4 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Place on paper towels to drain. Serve with ranch dressing.

Pro Tips: Make sure to allow the excess batter to drain from your pickles prior to breading them. This will result in a much crunchier final product. Use a spatula to remove the batter from your blender as it can stick a bit. If you are looking for a quality blender that can handle this job, check out our top picks here.

These pickles are sure to delight anyone who decides to give them a go. I know that I personally love them, and have found them to be a BIG hit at many game day parties and other social gatherings.

Give these a whirl and let us know what you think in the comments below. Thanks for reading!

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