Patch Picks: 5 Best Fried Pickles Sources
Fried pickles are a Southern tradition that some say started during the 1960s in Arkansas at an annual PickleFest.
Although many people try to avoid fried foods, this unusual combination of sour dill pickles and breading is an addictive appetizer. Equally interesting are the dips that accompany the pickles, starting with a variety of cheese-based recipes.
Here's a list of where to head if you'd like to compare and discover your personal favorite.
- Big Chief Roadhouse restaurant in Wildwood serves six, lightly breaded pickle spears with a horse radish dip for $6.99.
- Fried pickles are a staple appetizer at Wildwood Pub & Grill. They are served as full-sized spears sliced length-wise and prepared in a seasoned batter, with a “rablue” or "horsey" sauce for $6.99.
- Fried pickles come sliced in bite-sized chip pieces at Mimi's Cafe in Chesterfield, MO. They are served with a Thousand Island-based dip for $6.99.
- The staff of O'Leary's Restaurant & Bar, located at 3828 South Lindbergh, claims their fried pickle chips are their most famous item, which are "often imitated, never duplicated." The pickles are served with a homemade, Ranchero dipping sauce for $6.29.
- One regional, favorite fried pickle dish always can be ordered as a 'Hootersitzer" for $5.99 at Hooter's restaurants, and dipped in one of 10 sauces. Many diners enjoy Hooter's spicy sauces. The Hooters recipe also can be found online.