This is a no-brainer, right? We found this recipe by Joy the Baker scrolling on Instagram last week, and we knew our Habanero Dills + Fried + Everything Bagel Seasoning + Ranch was MEANT TO BE! And we'll just tell you, they're potentially too good and we ate them all as soon as we snapped the last picture.
We love a food blogger that has the same appreciation for pickled cucumbers (and fried food) that we do. So we're excited to share this with you! We've adapted Joy the Baker's recipe by using our Habanero Dills for a punch of garlic and heat. We're also giving you our homemade recipe for Everything Bagel seasoning that we perfected last year (remember Everything Bagel Beer Mustard?). Lastly, we feature and give you a ranch recipe, that our owner/founder Illene lives for. Hint: It's got Duke's mayo in it.
Let's get started!
Everything Bagel Fried Pickles
- 1 jar of Habanero Dills cut in 1 to 2 inch wedges
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cornmeal
- 1/4 tsp smoky paprika
- 1/2 tsp salt from Florida Pure Sea Salt
- 1/4 tsp cracked pepper
- 1/2 TB sugar
- 3/4 cup of whole milk
- 1/2 TB hot sauce
- Everything Bagel Seasoning (see recipe below)
- vegetable oil
Illene's Favorite Homemade Ranch
- 1 cup Duke's Mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tsp vinegar
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley
- 2 TB fresh dill
- 1 TB fresh chives
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/8 tsp cayenne powder
Recipe adapted from Joy the Baker
- Start by prepping your fry station and a few pans. Place vegetable oil in a medium pan about 2-inches deep. Place a fry thermometer on the edge of the pan. Place the pan over medium heat and start to bring it to 350 degrees F. Grab a tray and line with parchment paper. We used a cutting board.
- Mix the dry ingredients together. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, cornmeal, paprika, salt, pepper, and sugar. Set aside.
- In another medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk and hot sauce. Add the pickle wedges to the milk mixture and stir to coat.
- Working in small batches, transfer a few pickle wedges from the buttermilk to the dry ingredient mixture. Use your fingers and toss to thoroughly coat. Transfer the coated pickles to the tray and continue until all the pickles are coated.
- We recommend double coating the pickles in the dry mix for a crispier crunch.
- Again working in batches, add dredged pickle wedges to the hot oil. Use a fry spider or slotted spoon to gently and carefully toss the pickles around the oil until golden brown - about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the hot oil, place on the paper towel lined tray (if you have a baking sheet with a cooling rack on top, even better). Immediately sprinkle with everything bagel seasoning.
- Keep checking your temperature, you want it to be at a solid 350 degrees. You may have to increase the heat between batches to get the temperature back up.
- To make the ranch dressing, toss all ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth and creamy
- Serve the ranch alongside the fried pickles and enjoy the same day they're fried!
These fried bites are salty, spicy, goodness. Football season is coming and these guys can't wait to show off at your next party.
Everything Bagel Seasoning
• 1/4 cup sesame seeds
• 1/4 cup poppy seeds
• 3 TB onion flakes
• 3 TB dried garlic
• 2 TB sea salt
Add to jar, lid and shake!