Oven-Fried Pickles

I have the biggest soft spot for pickles. They’re easily one of my favorite foods. Fried pickles? Heaven.
When I was planning Super Bowl munchies, I emailed my husband a list of recipes I was considering and slipped this one in. I was incredibly surprised when he put these in his top two choices – I was so excited!
This recipe is a healthier take on fried pickles because they’re broiled instead of fried. Despite not being fried, these are perfectly crispy and delicious. The hot sauce and Cajun seasoning in the batter gives them a nice kick too.
Oven-Fried Pickles
(from Pennies on a Platter)
1  jar whole pickles, sliced into thick slices
2 eggs
1/3 c. flour
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
1 t. hot sauce
1 t. garlic powder
1 t. Cajun seasoning
1 t. black pepper
1 1/2 c. Panko bread crumbs
Ranch dressing, for serving

Adjust the oven rack to the center position. Preheat the broiler to HI. Set a wire rack on top of a rimmed baking sheet. Spray with nonstick oil; set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and flour. Add the Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, garlic powder, Cajun seasoning, and black pepper. Stir until fully incorporated.

Place the Panko bread crumbs in a shallow bowl. Dip a pickle slice first into the egg mixture, then coat with the Panko bread crumbs. Set on the greased wire rack. Repeat with remaining pickle slices.

Broil for about 3 minutes on each side. Serve immediately with Ranch dressing.


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