Fried Dill Pickles

What you need:
  • Peanut oil, for frying
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. salt, plus some
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp. finely chopped dill
  • 1 jar whole dill pickles, cut into spears
Directions:
  1. Preheat deep fryer (or pot with oil) to 375. Combine cornmeal, flour, paprika, salt, pepper and dill in a casserole dish or shallow bowl.
  2. Beat together milk, egg, cayenne and a splash of pickle juice in another casserole dish or shallow bowl.
  3. Thoroughly dry pickles with paper towels.
  4. Dredge first through wet ingredients.
  5. Then dredge in dry ingredients.
  6. Gently place in deep fryer and fry until golden brown, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.
  7. Remove to a paper towel lined sheet tray and immediately season with salt.

Recipe Source: The Neelys