Posted on: 14 August 2015
If you want to make something a little different for a snack, purchase a jar of pickles. You can use them in many ways, and the snacks will taste great. Below are two things you should consider trying out with you and your family.
Fried Dill Pickles
If you have ever had fried dill pickles in a restaurant and loved them, make them yourself at home. Even if you have never had them, you should try them out. It is very easy to do, and you can let the kids get in on the fun. Purchase your favorite type of pickles. Kosher pickles work well, because you want something that is sour.
Heat up your deep fryer on the same setting you would use to cook French fries.
Put some flour in a bowl, and mix in your favorite spices. You could use chili powder, garlic powder, red pepper powder, and more. For each spice, use approximately a quarter of a teaspoon. The measurements do not have to be exact. Slice up some pickles in the thickness that you want them, dip them in the flour mixture so they are completely covered, and place them in your deep fryer.
They should cook in only a few minutes, so keep an eye on them. When finished, place them on a plate with a paper towel to soak up the oil, and serve with your favorite dressing, such as blue cheese or ranch.
Dill Pickle Wraps
Dill pickles wraps are easy to make, and they are delicious. Get 10 kosher dill pickles (or however many you want to make), and approximately one cup of pub cheese. You can find this type of cheese in most grocery stores in the refrigerator section. It usually comes in a tub like butter. You will also need 10 small taco sized tortillas, and a pan with some oil in it for pan frying.
Hollow out the pickles with an apple core. Push down and twist the apple core until you reach the end of your pickle. Be careful, as you do not want to poke through the end of the pickle so your filling will not leak out.
Spoon the cheese inside each pickle until filled up. Lay out your tortillas, and place one pickle into the center of each one. Fold over one side of the tortilla over the pickle, fold down the top of the tortilla, fold up the bottom, and then wrap the other side of the tortilla over the pickle. You need to get the tortilla wrapped on as tight as you can. If the tortilla seems too big, cut it with a knife so the circle is smaller. You can also use egg roll wrappers, if you prefer. When you are finished, the pickles will look much like egg rolls.
Put about an inch or so of oil into a skillet and heat it up. Once the oil becomes hot, place the wrapped up pickles in. Fry them on each side until they are a golden brown. Remove them and place them on a plate with a paper towel on it. Serve them with your favorite dip.
You can also come up with your own ideas, and may be surprised at the pickle creations you can make. Check out different kosher pickle brands until you find something the right size and flavor for your snacks.Share