Deep-Fried Pickles with Honey-Mustard Dipping Sauce
By Deen Brothers
- Servings: 6 to 8
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Vegetable oil for frying
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup cornmeal
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 48 slices bread and butter pickles from a 16-ounce jar
For the sauce, in a small bowl, stir together all the sauce ingredients until smooth. (The dipping sauce can be made ahead and refrigerated until ready to use.)
For the pickles, in a heavy pot, heat 2 inches of oil to 350F. Put the flour in one bowl, the beaten eggs in a second bowl, and the cornmeal in a third bowl; season the flour and cornmeal with salt and pepper.
Dip the pickles first in the flour, shaking off the excess; dip into the beaten egg, then dredge in the cornmeal to coat. Lay on a baking sheet. When all the pickles are coated, fry them in batches in the hot oil about 30 seconds or until brown. Using a slotted spoon, transfer fried pickles a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Serve pickles hot with honeymustard sauce for dipping.