Wednesday, May 28, 2008
deep fried pickles? YES!
Want to take a darn tasty BBQ pork sandwich and elevate it to a crazy level? Add DEEP FRIED PICKLES. Really! Do it! drain some hamburger dill slices, dry 'em off with paper towels, dredge them in flour, then dip them in a batter made from 1 cup flour, 1 Tablespoon baking powder and a light-bodied beer. Fry them until they are GBD (Sorry...that's Alton Brown speak...Golden Brown Delicious), and kaboom! They're excellent just as munchies, too, of course, however, like I said, ours went on BBQ pork sandwiches. Jack made them from pork steaks (slices of pork butt for those not familiar with this St. Louis cut of pork), grilled then sliced thin and tossed in a homemade raspberry BBQ sauce. Sweet, spicy, fatty...the pickles add salty, crunchy, and a bit of sour. CHOMP!
P.S. Speaking of grilling (yay warm weather!)...here are some grilling ideas from the Iron Stef Archives:
-teeny burgers and how to top them.
-Jack's Sandwich of Awesome.
-Make a fabulous Chicago-style hot dog relish.
-Tequila lime chicken!
-Grilled salsiccia sandwiches.
-Giant smooshed sandwich with grilled veggies.