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Deep Fried Pickles!!! Where are they?

I've recently been craving deep fried pickles from my university days...I have yet to find them in Toronto, or the GTA.

Can any of the "Chowhounds" help me out?

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  1. I *THINK* Hooters has them.

    1. I've never even heard of such a thing.

      ...I will try this at home.

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      1. re: NovoCuisine

        They are sliced, battered and fried. Popular in New Orleans. Maybe Cajun Corner would make them.

        1. re: deelicious

          See, I was picturing an entire dill pickle deep fried. But the slices seem like a much better and easier idea.. ;)

          1. re: NovoCuisine

            Thats why I mentioned it. I expected the same when I first ordered them. You can experiment with very thin slices like dill chips as well as thicker. In fact I remember a resto that made them like spears. Slices were the best IMO.

        1. re: orangewasabi

          at Turtle Jack's their spears, not slices. They were okay, but not amazing. I went there specifically because of this thread though. Ahhh, the power of chow!

          1. What kind of batter are they dipped in?

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            1. re: tartetatin

              I can't remember -- it's kinda crunchy i.e. not smooth / tempura like. Turtle Jack's has a website but I don't want to go look as the music is SO loud and I can't find the off switch.

            2. I'm not sure about other areas of the country, but I've never made them "battered". I've only seen/made them with just a flour coating (flour on bottom of bowl, handful of pickles, flour on top, cover and shake like the dickens), fried in lard and a side of bleu cheese. Good stuff.