Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 4-6 servings
If you love pickles, Fried Pickles are about to become your new favorite appetizer. Perfectly tangy and deep-fried to perfection, these little delights are best dipped in ranch dressing or comeback sauce. Be careful, Fried Pickles are extremely addicting! You’ve been warned.
Heat about 2 inches of oil in a pot over medium-high heat until temperature reaches 375 degrees F. Continue monitoring the oil temperature as you fry the pickles to ensure perfect crispness.
In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
Add the hot sauce and water and combine until you have a smooth texture.
Create an assembly line, adding the dry pickles to the batter, tossing to coat well.
Use a fork to remove the pickles and allow the extra batter to drip off.
Very carefully, add the battered pickles to the hot oil, one by one. Fry until they turn golden brown, about 1-2 minutes.
Remove them, and allow them to dry on a metal rack over paper towels or directly on the paper towels.
Serve and enjoy!