The Freshman Cook: Southern Fried Pickles / #FoodieExtravaganza

This is the time of year when I start thinking about appetizers and party foods to serve during the holidays. I always enjoy coming up with new and different ideas that I think my guests will love. This season, these Southern Fried Pickle Bites are sure to be on the menu. I used no sugar added, Bread and Butter slices, a homemade batter, and a special, slightly hot dipping sauce that makes this appetizer something all your guests will love.

Southern Fried Pickles

 (printable recipe)
1 cup Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
sprinkle of Ground Pepper
1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
1 cup Diet Cola
no sugar added Bread and Butter Pickle Slices
Dipping Sauce
1/2 cup Mayo
1 tablespoon Sweet Relish
1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
1 teaspoon BBQ Sauce
Hot Sauce to taste  The first thing to do when making this recipe, is to make the dipping sauce. Once you start frying up the pickles, it goes fast, as the pickles take very little time. Mix together the mayo, sweet relish, lemon juice, and BBQ sauce. Add the hot sauce to suit your taste. Refrigerate.
To make the batter for your pickles, mix the flour, baking soda, ground pepper and garlic powder together. Slowly whisk in the cola. I used the diet because I didn’t want any extra sweetness, but regular soda would work also. I you discover you have lumps, pour the batter through a strainer into another bowl. This works great to get smooth sauces.
Place the pickle slices in a paper towel to dry them off. Dip them in the batter and then place each one in your fryer or pan of oil. They fry very quickly, so keep an eye out, and flip them over when needed.
Remove them to a paper towel covered plate to cool slightly.
Serve with your sauce and enjoy…..
maybe with an ice cold beer!

Thanks for stopping by today! Scroll down to see how some of my Foodie Extravaganza friends created their own wonderful recipes with pickles today! Thank you to Camilla, who blogs at Culinary Adventures with Camilla who hosted this fun challenge!

Foodie Extravaganza is where we celebrate obscure food holidays or cook and bake together with the same ingredient or theme each month. This month – I am hosting – I invited bloggers to come up with pickles since National Pickle Day is November 14th.

We hope you all enjoy our delicious pickled creations this month and come back to see what we bring for you next month.

Posting day is always the first Wednesday of each month. If you are a blogger and would like to join our group and blog along with us, come join our Facebook page Foodie Extravaganza.  We would love to have you! If you’re a spectator looking for delicious tid-bits check out our Foodie Extravaganza Pinterest Board! Looking for our previous parties? Check them out HERE.

The Pickled Posts…in alphabetical order of recipe title

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