If you’ve ever had buffalo wings or French fries with pickle slices, then your loved one probably knows what fried pickles are!
They are crispy potatoes mixed in olive oil that have been dipped in a salty batter and breaded again. Then they get pan-fried and topped with more cheese and/or sauce to taste.
Sadly, not too many restaurants make their own homemade version of this dish. When they do though, there is always a lot of talk about how great it is.
In fact, some even say that it is better than the ones that don’t include any recipe!
If you want to try making yours at home, you can definitely use recipes as guides. But we may as well give you our take on the best way to make them.
So here you go! Our article will cover everything from the basics like the potato variety to tips for topping and cooking them.
How to make buffalo wings
In America, it is very popular to enjoy chicken or fish fingers with tangy ranch dipping sauce and hot fries. What most people don’t know however, is that the crispy bits of meat in this dish are made from breading that has been mixed with corn starch and egg and then fried!
The classic way to make buffalo wings is by using dry breadcrumbs as the coating but we will be changing up the recipe here! We will use sweet potato flour instead because it does not taste too strong like regular white wheat flour.
After experimenting with various toppings and sauces, our favorite fry ingredient is tart pickle relish! It gives your wing some extra crunch and flavor. If you do not have any at home, no worries! You can easily order some online or find them at many grocery stores or food markets.
Try new flavors
Have you ever tried buffalo chicken salad with pickled carrots? Or crunchy broccoli slaw? Both are great additions to fried pickle sandwiches!
I would suggest trying one of these recipes as an introduction to the art of frying pickles.
Better than chips and salsa
Who doesn’t love fried pickle slices? They are crunchy, salty, and taste great with chicken or meat of your choice!
Buffalo wild wings is one of America’s favorite foods. What makes their fries so famous is their dipping sauce — buffalo ranch flavor mixed into crispy French fry batter!
That recipe has become popular all by itself and many restaurants have copied it. However, what most people don’t know is that some locations mix in crumbled blue cheese along with the buffalo ranch dip!
We wanted to create our own version at home because we think this combo is incredible and totally unique. We experimented with different types of bread for our picks and found that white sandwich bread worked best.
After frying the bread, you can add any toppings you like – butter, sriracha, hot pepper rings, etc.
Better than kettle chips
Believe it or not, dipping your fries in a mix of sweet ranch sauce and spicy ketchup is actually a better option than using regular ketchup to wash them down. That’s because the tart flavor of the ranch mixes well with the sugar content of the sauce, creating an overall more tangy taste.
If you’re looking for some extra crunch, there are already pre-made fried pickle snacks available at most fast food restaurants. These are typically just pieces of pickled cucumber that have been coated in bread crumbs and deep fat cooked until golden and crispy.
Better than potato chips
Believe it or not, there is a way to enjoy potatoes that goes beyond plain baked fries! These fried pickle slices are an incredible food option as they are made of brined sliced vegetables mixed in oil and breaded and refrigerated.
They look similar to traditional French fry sticks but have one major difference: They are topped with crunchy pickled cucumbers!
These crispy snacks can be enjoyed either as part of a meal or by themselves as a healthier alternative to regular french fries. If you’re looking for something new to try, these are a great start because they are very easy to make.
Their flavor is definitely unique, and they are much healthier because they do not contain any butter or salt. Although they are slightly higher in fat content than regular french fries, they are still a good choice due to their health benefits.
I would recommend trying them if you love spicy foods or just want something different to eat. They taste best when eaten within a week, so keep that in mind before buying a lot.
Better than pop rocks
Have you ever tried buffalo wings with no pickle? Or hot sauce instead of regular ranch dressing? If so, then there is one trick your taste buds have been missing out on!
The secret ingredient in both cases is fried brine or pickle juice. The liquid comes from eating all those brined/pickled vegetables and fruits that buffy wing restaurants use as toppings.
If you are looking to add some flavor to your wings, try making them with brine or pickle juice instead of ketchup, white vinegar, or other seasonings.
The worst thing about buffalo wings
The butter sauce that is typically mixed into the wing batter is often times replaced with plain, or even sweet, mayonnaise. If you’re looking to add some flavor to your wings, then using another type of dipping sauce is an excellent option!
There are so many types of sauces people use to dunk their food in, but none compare to blue cheese ranch for taste and versatility! Make your own at home by mixing one part crumbled blue cheese to two parts regular ranch dressing. Spread it onto your chicken breast before eating it.
If making our own recipe seems too difficult, there are plenty of great recipes out there! Some mix white cheddar cheese spread with sour cream and oven-bake them until golden brown and hot.
The best thing about buffalo wings
is they can be one of the greatest dishes to ever exist or totally disgusting depending on how you make them. They are very flexible in terms of flavor as you can add or take away ingredients and/or sauces at will.
The only hard and fast rule when making buffalo wings is that they must have breading, sauce, and chicken! No matter what you do with the rest, they must have at least two of each.
Buffalo wing tips are also another common ingredient used in making the dish. These are leftover pieces of meat that are discarded after cooking. Since they are already cooked, most people throw them out even though you could use them for other recipes.
However, some chefs re-purpose these parts into more than just plain old chicken salad either fried or incorporated directly into the recipe for chicken wings.