Fried Pickles with Aioli:
Super Bowl Sunday!!!!!!!!!!! Yahoooo!!! I am a huge Bears fan, even though they are not in the Super Bowl, I still enjoy watching football. Don’t get me wrong, I might not know every single player in the NFL or their career statistics, but I do love football. I enjoy people gathering together to watch the game. I enjoy the drinks! And I enjoy the food! Especially, grazing on snack food all day long while yelling at the TV screen or joining in on the occasional touchdown dance. This year my contribution are these beer-battered fried pickles. They are fried, flavorful and come with a dip. Need I say more?
I grabbed a jar of my favorite pickles and took out all the pickles and patted them dry using a paper towel, then I set them aside.
Next, I created a simple beer batter which included beer, flour, and egg. For extra flavor, I grabbed a few of the chopped ingredients that are sitting at the bottom of the jar of pickles and threw them into that batter. Can you see how colorful it made the batter in the picture above? yummm.
Heat a pot filled with enough vegetable oil that will allow the battered pickles to be submerged and easily turned. The vegetable oil should be roughly 350 degrees. Dip the pickles one at a time in the prepared batter so that they are completely covered before placing them in the hot oil. You should be able to cook the pickles one minute on each side or until golden brown.
To make a simple aioli sauce, mix together mayonnaise, spicy bloody mary mix, Siracha, lime juice and pepper.