Two in One!

Special treat for my readers today in this post…two recipes for one great treat!



The first recipe is “Fried” Pickles, expect the pickles are actually oven baked instead of fried, but still have the same great crispy batter. The seasoning used to make the batter is incredible. The second recipe is a Cilantro Garlic Ranch dipping sauce. (You can’t eat fried pickles with nothing to dip them in). After trying this homemade ranch recipe you will never want to buy store-bought again!

1 jar pickle slices
2 eggs
1/3 cup flour
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp hot sauce
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Cajun seasoning
1 tsp pepper
1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
Turn oven broiler on high.
In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs and flour. Add Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, garlic powder, Cajun seasoning, and pepper. Mix well.
Place panko bread crumbs in a shallow dish. Dunk each pickle slice into the egg mixture, than dredge it in the panko bread crumbs.
Place coated pickles on a rack set above a baking sheet and sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Place pan in the middle rack of the oven. Broil for about 3 minutes on each side.
Cilantro Garlic Ranch
1 1/2 Cups buttermilk
1 Cup Mayo
Handful of cilantro (more or less if you like… personal preference)
2 Tablespoons garlic powder
1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
4 cloves garlic
1/8 of an onion (more or less..personal preference)
Now.. this is just rough estimates of my measurements. 
I just keep adding and tasting as I go.
In a bowl mix your italian seasoning, buttermilk and mayo together.
In a food processor mix your cilantro, garlic and onions together until there are no more chunks.
I then add about half of my buttermilk/mayo mixture to my food processor.
Blend again.  Then pour it back into the rest of your buttermilk/mayo mixture.
Give it a good stir.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
The longer it’s in the fridge the better the flavors get!
Remember… just keep adding and tasting as you go!

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