Peanut Butter Frickles recipe

A tasty twist on Southern fried pickles
Crunchy, sweet and tangy, this fried pickle appetizer is amazingly delicious. Frickles (fried pickles) are a favorite dish from the Southern states of the USA. Peanut butter and pickles might sound weird, but this oddball combination is a surprising match made in heaven, and will definitely give guests a pleasant surprise at your next food party.

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ cup soy or almond milk
  • 1 tablespoons of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoons flax meal
  • 1 tablespoons arrowroot powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 cups pickle chips, patted dry
  • Oil, for frying

NOTES

Drain your pickles before adding to the batter. Serve with a side of ranch dressing and fresh dill (optional).

METHOD

  1. Stir ½ cup of soy or almond milk with 1 tablespoons of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar. Let the mixture stand for five to 10 minutes, (note: this is vegan version of buttermilk)
  2. Mix 1 tablespoons arrowroot powder and 1 tablespoons flax meal with 3 tablespoons of hot water. Let the mixture stand for five minutes (note: this is vegan egg replacer for binding / frying)
  3. In a large bowl combine the flour, peanut butter, milk mixture, egg replacer, cayenne pepper, salt and ground black pepper until smooth.
  4. Heat approx. 2 inches of oil in a pan over medium-high until oil reaches a temperature of 375ºF (190°C).
  5. Cover the pickles in batter and coat, then drop them into the oil fry until golden brown. Remove to a paper-towel lined bowl to drain. Repeat with and remaining pickles.
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