Today is the last day I have with my tenth graders. Though I am sad to see them go, I am very excited about the prospects of sleeping properly and getting back to blogging. Well, I do start with a whole new group of eleventh graders
so maybe I will continue with the not sleeping for a bit, but that’s an internship all about food, so it always ends up being far less stressful.
How can you be stressed when food is involved?? After all, stressed is simply “desserts” spelled backwards…
(cue crickets chirping)
I know friends, not my best joke by far. Just remember how sleepy I am, and that even in my sleepiness I shared super simple Five Ingredient Homemade Fried Pickles!
You know what makes a stressful day incredibly less stressful? Slightly tangy, slightly sweet, fried pickles. They are, surprisingly enough, incredibly simple to make, and are a fantastic summer snack to munch on during a movie or while hanging outside.
I came up with this recipe after successfully frying the Sweet Pea and Corn Fritters. Once I stopped running away from the hot oil and fried all the fritters, I had a bunch of leftover oil and a container of gourmet sweet and sour pickle chips from the farmers’ market.
I thought to myself, ‘if I can handle being close enough to the oil to drop fritters in, I bet I could manage fried pickles.’
And friends, I WAS RIGHT! 😀 Fried pickles take a mere 60-90 seconds to reach golden, crispy perfection, and the resulting flavor is out of this world. Crispy, crunchy exterior gives way to a perfectly intact sweet and sour pickle. Serve them with a bit of sriracha or even a horseradish sauce and you will be happy as a clam.
What does that even mean, by the way? Are clams inherently happy? I mean, I don’t even know if they have feelings. Well, in case they do, I won’t sit here and make fun of their lack of happiness.
Just in case.
If you’ve ever had fried pickles at a restaurant, trust me when I say that these homemade fried pickles are second to none. Also, you get to enjoy them in the comfort of your own home, which in my opinion makes them even more delicious.
I hope you face your fear of frying (if you have it) and try out this recipe for fried pickles! I’ll be back on Tuesday with an oatmeal bread recipe studded with fresh strawberries.
Enjoy your weekend and happy frying!