Hooters Fried Pickles Copycat Recipe
SERVES 4 | ACTIVE TIME 30 Min | TOTAL TIME 30 Min
1 (16-oz) jar dill pickle slices
1 cup buttermilk
1 large egg
4 dashes hot sauce
1 cup all-purpose flour
¼ tsp paprika
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp cayenne pepper
Neutral cooking oil, (peanut, vegetable, canola, etc)
Preheat about 2-inches of oil in a large (8 quart) pot to 350°F. Prepare a tray with double paper towel stack. Set aside.
In a medium bowl combine buttermilk, egg, and hot sauce. Beat with a fork to combine. Drain pickle juice from pickle jar, add pickles to buttermilk mixture. Stir to combine.
In a separate bowl whisk together flour, paprika, garlic powder and cayenne pepper.
Add about a handful of pickles to flour mixture. Swirl pickles around and make sure they are well coated. Shake off excess flour and drop pickles in hot oil one at a time. Only put 7-8 pickles at a time so the temperature does not drop too much.
Fry pickles for 3-5 minutes until they are golden brown. Remove from oil with a slotted spoon and drain on a tray lined with paper towels.
Serve and enjoy!
Stir flour mixture between batches and pull out dough chunks to keep coating from getting chunky.
Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian
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