Last October, TNT Diner reader Carole Whitmire called with a request for a Southern treat, “Where do you find fried pickles around here?”
She owed a friend lunch. And the friend, having just returned from feasting on the pickles at BB King’s Blues club in Memphis, wanted deep-fried pickles.
I asked and TNT Diner blog readers answered: Hooter’s serves them. So does Ramblin Jack’s in Olympia and Bruno’s in Eatonville.
And since then, the Southern-fried delicacies have continued to percolate on my deep-fried radar.
Recently, I spotted them on the appetizer menus at two restaurants: the newly opened Loose Wheel Bar & Grill, and Ram Brewery restaurants, which added fried pickles to the menu about six months ago.
Never heard of deep-fried pickles? That may be because they’re the culinary territory of the South. And by the South, I mean the deep-fried South. Read more »