The festivities start this weekend with the Beale Street Music Festival. Three days, four stages and over sixty bands will perform. Click here to see the line up. The ultimate icon of blues and Beale is the King of Blues himself, Mr. BB King. Although a predictable song choice, "The Thrill is Gone" is a classic and oozes the essence of blues.
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I don't have a deep fryer; so I just fried them up in my Dutch oven, using about 1-2 inches of oil to fill it. Also, dipping the pickles in the ranch dressing at the end is a requirement ; )
Fried Dill Pickles Recipe
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup plain flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 TBS Worcestershire sauce
- ½ tsp. Tabasco sauce
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper
- ¼ tsp seasoning salt
- Beat eggs in a small bowl with a fork.
- Add flour and mix.
- Pour in milk and seasonings and mix.
- Set the wet drippings aside.
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 2 cups plain flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- Mix together all ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Stir until the dry ingredients are well mixed.
- Set the dry dippings aside. Do not mix them with the wet dippings.
Dip and Fry
- 1 quart dill pickles (sliced lengthwise)
- Wet dippings
- Dry dippings
- Drain liquid off dill pickles and pat dry with paper towels.
- Dip pickles one by one in wet dippings. Shake lightly.
- Dip in dry dippings and roll around until well covered. Shake lightly.
- Deep fry like French fries in oil or hot Crisco at 350 degrees F until golden brown.
- Drain on paper towels.
- Serve plain or with Ranch dressing