National Pickle Week

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ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – It’s National Pickle Week, so of course we had to celebrate! Tim asked Carol Hurst, from the Olde Town Spice Shoppe in St. Charles, to fry up some fabulous pickle chips.

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Olde Town Spice Shoppe Spicy Fried Pickles

8 cups peanut oil for frying
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon Hungarian paprika, Olde Town Spice Shoppe
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, Olde Town Spice Shoppe
1/4 teaspoon onion powder, Olde Town Spice Shoppe
1 11-ounce jar hamburger dill pickle slices
2 cups buttermilk

Preheat 8 cups of peanut oil to 350 degrees in a large pot. Drain dill pickles in a colander and then combine with 2 cups of buttermilk. Place all dry ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Take about a handful of the pickles out of the buttermilk and dredge into the seasoned flour. Shake off excess flour, and place battered pickles into hot oil. Place a few pickles at a time to keep the oil temperature constant and ensure a crisp fry. Fry pickle slices until golden brown. Continue cooking pickles until all are done.

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