Beer Battered Bacon Wrapped Fried Pickles!!
2 cups canola oil
Four dill pickle spears, cut into thirds
6 slices bacon, cut in half crossways
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon plus 1 ½ teaspoons seasoned salt
1 (12 oz.) can beer
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. (I used a cast iron skillet).
Wrap each pickle slice in one of the half pieces of bacon. Place bacon wrapped pickles on a plate, seam side down. Microwave for approximately 1 minute, until the bacon begins to shrink slightly around the pickle slice and will not come unwrapped. Set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour and seasoned salt. Gradually pour in the beer, whisking out any lumps with a fork, until ingredients are combined. The batter will be slightly thicker than pancake batter. Toss pickle slices into batter until thoroughly coated. Working in batches, carefully add pickles to hot oil and fry until golden brown on all sides, about five minutes.
Remove from oil and drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt if desired.
You could also slice a whole dill pickle into thick slices and use instead of pickle spears.
(Photo & recipe courtesy of: cookingbride.com)