I can't tell you how excited I was to make these! A couple of months ago Lori had posted that the Sonic where she lives had pickle-o's and that she'd gotten some to take to Jerry. When we were growing up our Sonic in Holdenville had these and I had not had them since I moved away. So that day I went to our Sonic here in town and was really disappointed that they didn't have them. I even asked! And no, they didn't have them. Bummer.
Then when we were in Florida Lori and Jerry had taken the kids out to Fudpuckers and she mentioned later that they'd had fried pickles there too. What is with her fried pickle luck? Then our last night we all went out to eat at a place called Kenny D's beachside bar and grill. And guess what was on the menu? PICKLE-O'S!!!!!!!!! They were yummy! Lori was telling me that she'd been making them at home and they were super easy to make. So when we got home I had to make some!
Here's how she did it:
For your wash mix 2 eggs and 2 tablespoons of milk.
You have one dish with flour in it, and another dish with panko bread crumbs.
Take your pickle slices and first dredge it in the flour. Shake off the excess and then dip in the egg wash. Then dredge it in the panko crumbs. Then fry.
I asked Lori about seasonings and she said she doesn't add any. You know me! It's hard for me not to season things so I did add a little bit of creole seasoning to the flour. But honestly, she was right. These were soooooooo yummy!
I used the "ovals" instead of just the regular sliced pickles. I think they turned out great! The restaurant served them with ranch dressing but we just ate them as is! YUM!!!
Life on the lake is laid back. When we cook it's far from being fancy affair. It's all about relaxing with friends and family and enjoying comfort food. More often than not it's not all that healthy but boy it sure is good!!!