Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Pretzel-Crusted Pickle Chips with Mustard Sauce

 You didn't think I was finished blogging about our Food Network Magazine party did you? If you love appetizers then this recipe is a must try. We all loved them! I actually think you can use sweet pickles and they would taste just as great. Thank you to Lauren for making these fabulous pickles.

Pretzel-Crusted Pickle Chips with Mustard Sauce
For the Sauce:
1 1/4-inch-thick slice red onion, finely diced
3 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
11/2 tablespoons yellow mustard
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon paprika
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Kosher salt
For the Chips:
Vegetable oil, for frying
6 large dill pickles, sliced diagonally into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
2 cups salted mini pretzels
2 large eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
Celery salt, for sprinkling (optional)
Make the sauce: Mix the onion, both mustards, the mayonnaise, paprika, garlic powder and salt to taste in a bowl. Set the sauce aside.
Make the chips: Heat 1/2 inch vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Gently pat the pickle slices dry with a paper towel.
Put the pretzels in a large resealable plastic bag and crush into coarse crumbs using a rolling pin or heavy pan; transfer to a plate. Whisk the eggs in a shallow bowl and put the flour in another bowl. Dredge the pickle slices in the flour, shaking off any excess; dip in the beaten eggs, then dip in the pretzel crumbs, turning to coat. Working in batches, fry the pickles until golden and crisp, about 1 minute per side. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with celery salt, if desired. Serve warm with the mustard sauce.

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