Fried Pickles with a Kick (Texas Roadhouse Fried Pickles)
There are some things in life that are simply too good for words. These fried pickles are a divine example of just that. Yum! The salty tang of the pickles is balanced perfectly with a delectable dipping sauce that has just the right amount of kick. Believe it or not, you can make these easily at home to surprise your guests, or your family. These pickles never last long at our house… find out for yourself why.
Yield: 1 appetizer serving
For the Dip:
– 1/4 cup mayonnaise
– 1 tbsp horseradish
– 1 tbsp ketchup
– 1/4 tsp Cajun seasoning
For the pickles:
– Vegetable oil
– 1/4 cup flour
– 1 tsp Cajun seasoning
– 1/4 teaspoon oregano
– 1/4 teaspoon basil
– 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
– Kosher salt
– 2 cups dill pickles, drained and sliced
In a small bowl, mix all the dip ingredients. Set aside.
Place about 1 1/2” of vegetable oil in a wide pot and heat over medium high heat.
In a medium bowl, mix flour, Cajun seasoning, oregano, basil, pepper and salt.
Depending on how big your pot is, you may have to fry the pickles in 2 batches. You don’t want the pickles to overlap when they’re frying, so make sure you have enough space. Coat the pickles with the flour mixture and shake off excess. Gently add the pickles to the oil, one at a time. Fry for about 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Remove pickles with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towel. Repeat with another batch, if necessary.
Serve right away with dipping sauce.