Good food is a passion of mine! Trying new things and / or preparations keeps life interesting! So, when it came to seeing fried pickles in a menu- it was a no brainer- 1 order please!
Pickles…. Are they really that big of a deal? Yah kinda! Sweet, spicy, refrigerator, garlic-ed… And then there is soggy – YUCK!
Anyway, pickles are one of favorites. We ate jar after jar hanging out into the weeeee hours of the weeknights in the halls of the college dorm. When I get a craving for something sweet , it is a pickle I try to munch. And then there was the relish tray at every holiday gathering… Olives and crunchy pickles!
So I had to try the fried pickles! Now there are two kinds- breaded or rolled in egg roll wrappers! The egg roll wrappers are the winner in my book!
When you find a winner- why only have them for special occasions, right? Why not make them yourself for a snack or maybe on a day like today- for lunch!
What do you need:
1 package egg roll wrappers
2 slices of Havarti cheese per roll
Clausen pickle spears- 1 per roll
Place on wrapper on counter so it looks like a diamond. Place 2 pieces of cheese just off center so they are slightly closer to you. Dry off the pickle spear and cut to the width of the cheese. Lay pickle on top of cheese.
Wet the four corners of the wrapper. Fold corner closest to you over the top of the pickle and cheese. Fold/ tuck the sides like a burrito, the roll .
Repeat until all wrappers are done!
Pour oil in a deep frying pan until about 1″ deep. Heat until oil sputters when when small drops of water are dropped. Gently place rolls in oil 3-4 at a time. Flip after about 90 secs or golden brown. Cook for 90 secs again. Remove from oil and place on paper towel to cool a bit.