This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CreateWithOil #CollectiveBiasI love fried pickles because they remind me of the country fairs that pop up around this time of year! The tang of pickles pairs perfectly with the smoky and slightly spicy chile powder in these Smoky Chipotle Ranch Fried Pickles for a twist on the classic.
Fried pickles are a wonderful thing on their own, but if you stop by here often you know that I love to combine different flavor profiles and dishes together. So flavored fried pickles have become one of my favorite things to experiment with! Smoky Chipotle Ranch Fried Pickles have a spicy kick from the chipotle chile powder with the tangy ranch. A little lemon brightens it all up for a fun and unique appetizer or snack! They are perfect for game day, parties, and entertaining like a BBQ or summer grilling event.
LouAna Peanut Oil comes from Lou Ana of Opelousas, Louisiana in 1820 where food is an expression of love, flavor, and family. That means that LouAna has been one of the most trusted cooking oils in the country for over 120 years! The LouAna brand has over 14 types of cooking oils which means you can find the perfect oil that you need for cooking, regardless of what you are making, to put the best dish possible on the table every time.
You can easily find the LouAna Peanut Oil at your local Target. I am always at Target anyway, so it is incredibly easy to grab everything I need for these Smoky Chipotle Ranch Fried Pickles! I love the peanut oil for this recipe because it has a high smoke point. This high smoke point makes a seal that locks in the food’s moisture to cook from the inside out for a crispy, juicy, and tasty fried pickle. LouAna is the #1 brand of peanut oil in the country, and with good reason!
To make the pickles, get your LouAna Peanut Oil heating in a large skillet over medium low heat until it reaches 360-375F. While the oil is heating, mix together the batter ingredients in a small bowl, and the panko breadcrumbs with chipotle chile powder and ranch seasoning mix in another small bowl.
Pat the pickles dry with a paper towel. Then using a fork, dredge them in the batter and then the breadcrumbs. Fry them in small batches until golden brown, approximately 3 minutes. Let them drain on a paper towel while you finish cooking the rest.
Serve them up with a tangy and spicy ranch dipping sauce and you have a tasty and unique appetizer or snack!
Do you have a favorite county fair dish that you love to make?