Saturday, December 28, 2013

Baked-not-Fried Pickles {and a few other snack ideas}

Don't cha just love fried food? Don't cha just hate that it's so bad for you?! I'm always looking for healthier alternatives to my favorite "bad" foods. That's why when I saw this recipe for baked "fried" pickles in Prevention RD's cookbook, I knew I had to give them a try.
The bad news is that I ate almost all of them by myself. The good news is they were not too bad for me, so it's okay :-) I think I shared a few with my girls. My 5 y/o wasn't interested in a breaded, hot pickle...he thought I was nuts! He didn't appreciate me messing with his beloved dill pickles. 

Oven-Fried Pickles from Prevention RD

20 oz jar Claussen Kosher dill burger slice pickles (about 16 slices) *I used the regular dill pickles slices by Mt. Olive
2 eggs
1/3 cup flour
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp hot sauce
1 tsp garlic powder *I reduced this to about 1/2 tsp
1 tsp Cajun seasoning
1 tsp pepper
1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • Preheat oven to 450 F.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk eggs and flour together. 
  • Add Worcestershire, hot sauce, garlic powder, Cajun seasoning, and pepper to egg mixture. Blend well.
  • In a shallow dish or plate, add panko crumbs. 
  • Dip each pickle slice into the egg mixture, than coat with the panko bread crumbs until both sides are well coated.
  • Place coated pickles on a sprayed baking sheet. Bake for a few minutes on each side (2-3) or until lightly browned on each side. 
Serve warm with choice of dressing for dipping. We used ranch! These would make a great addition to your New Year's Eve party tray, along with these....



What are your plans for New Year's Eve? {Insert song burst here *what are you doingggg, New Year's.  New Year's Eveeeee*} I'll be fixing a few appies and try to stay awake to watch the ball drop. My kids might invite a couple of friends over and that's about as exciting as I am planning on things getting around here. I'm getting so old.

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