Fake Fried Pickles
Last Sunday, my best friend Lily and I were lounging on our respective couches, four hours apart in different cities, recovering from our epic Saturday nights, and watching netflix party, when our thoughts wandered to the snack food we wished we had (side note: netflix party is awesome for those wanting to watch shows with friends who live far away! It’s an extension you can download for google chrome, and then you both have control of the ep, and there’s a chat bar along the side where you can comment). Naturally, my mind went to pizza, but Lily said “I wish I had deep fried pickles! I wonder if I could make them in my oven?” I immediately saw the brilliance of her idea, and we both started to google oven-baked “deep fried” pickle recipes. Lily was motivated enough to go and get the fixings for hers that very day. Me, I waited (in my jealousy), until the day after.
Once the idea was born, I knew that this would fit right into the “healthy junk food” genre that I like to promote on my blog, so I photographed my first try (which turned out amazing) and now I am sharing it with you lovely people! I made a dill yogurt dip to go with my deep fried pickles, but you could just as easily use any kind of dip you like. So, without further ado, fake fried pickles!
Ingredients (serves 2)
For the pickles
- 6 large pickles, quartered into spears
- ¼ cup of flour of your choice (I used spelt flour)
- 2 eggs, beaten (I had leftover egg)
- 1 cup cornflake crumbs (or bread crumb of your choice. Lily used panko, but I couldn’t find it at my grocery store)
- Cooking spray oil
For the dill yogurt dip
- 2 tbsp non-fat greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp ½ fat mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill
- Juice of ¼ lemon
- 2 tsp dehydrated onions
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
To begin, preheat your oven to 450. Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper, and lightly spray with cooking spray oil. Next set up your flour, egg, and crumb bowls. Spear your pickles. Pat your pickles dry (make sure they are completely dry, as this is important to keep the breading on). Roll each pickle in flour, egg, and cornflake crumbs. Place on the cookie sheet. Bake pickles for 15-20 min, until they become brown and golden.
While the pickles are baking, combine all the dill yogurt dip ingredients.
Serve and enjoy!
For the pickles, when making two servings:
For the yogurt dip, when making two servings: