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Fried Panko-Dipped Pickle Spears

Fried Panko-Dipped Pickle Spears
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 4

These fried, ranch-flavored, panko-coated pickles are delicious with dip and perfect for appetizers. For the crispiest pickles, use whole pickles, hand-cut into spears. ...MORE+ LESS-

Angie McGowan Angie McGowan
February 21, 2012

Ingredients

4
to 6 cups vegetable oil
1
cup all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons dry ranch dressing mix (from 1-oz package)
4
eggs
2
cups Progresso™ panko crispy bread crumbs
12
crisp pickle spears

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oil in deep fryer or 12-inch skillet to 375°F.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in shallow bowl, stir together flour and dressing mix. In another shallow bowl, beat eggs with whisk. In third shallow bowl, place bread crumbs.
  • 3
    Dip each pickle spear into flour mixture, then into egg. Dip into flour a second time, then into egg a second time. Coat pickle spear with bread crumbs.
  • 4
    After all pickles have been breaded, fry in hot oil 2 to 3 minutes, turning once, or until deep golden brown. Drain fried pickles on cooling rack or paper towels.

Expert Tips

  • For the crispiest pickle spears, buy whole pickles from the refrigerated section of your supermarket, and cut them into spears for the recipe.
  • For a thinner breading, you can replace 2 of the eggs with 1 cup milk, and only dip in the flour and egg once, instead of twice.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
530
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
33%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
185mg
62%
Sodium
1220mg
51%
Potassium
240mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
68g
23%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
4g
Protein
16g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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