With all of the wonderful sports on tv this time of the year (World Series, great Iowa College Football, NFL) , we find ourselves hungry for delicious and fun appetizers to enjoy during the game. One of our family’s favorites is fried pickles, so I was happy to learn recently that fried picked can actually be BAKED!
Recently we gave this recipe a try, and it was delicious I think that foods taste even better when they are healthy and there is no guilt in eating them. What about you?
I think the key to helping these stay crispy is to soak off the extra pickle juice on paper towels before dipping in the batter. We also used Panko bread crumbs to add even more crunch.
To make the spicy dipping ranch sauce, we simply added a few drops of our favorite hot sauce to our favorite fat-free ranch.
Crunch, refreshing, and bursting with dill flavor, these healthy (baked) “fried” pickles will definitely be made again soon.
- 1 (24 ounce) jar pickles, slices
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄3 cup flour
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 1⁄2 cups Panko breadcrumbs
- fat-free ranch dressing, and hot sauce for dipping
- Turn oven broiler on high.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs and flour.
- Add Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, garlic powder, Cajun seasoning, and pepper. Mix well.
- Place Panko bread crumbs in a shallow dish.
- Dunk each pickle slice into the egg mixture, than dredge it in the Panko bread crumbs.
- Spray cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray and lay pickles on it in a single layer.
- Place pan in the middle rack of the oven. Broil for about 3 minutes, flip pickles over, and broil for another 3 minutes.
- While cooking, make the spicy ranch dipping sauce by adding a few drops of hot sauce to fat-free Ranch dressing.
- Serve with Ranch dressing and a dash of hot sauce.