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Beer battered pickles?

robocarrot Feb 28, 2010 07:53 AM

I have a terrible craving for Beer-battered pickles. Does anyone know of anywhere that serves them? Thanks!

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    Scruffy The Cat RE: robocarrot Feb 28, 2010 08:08 AM

    I don't know if they're beer-battered, though I'd be a little surprised if they weren't; but Jacob Wirth's has a pretty good fried pickle with some good sauce on the side. I'd say it was the best thing on their menu. ;-)

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      Niblet RE: Scruffy The Cat Mar 1, 2010 05:46 AM

      2nd this.

    2. Boston_Otter RE: robocarrot Feb 28, 2010 08:31 AM

      The deep fried pickles at Redbones are pretty terrific.

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        joth68 RE: Boston_Otter Mar 1, 2010 07:35 AM

        They are pretty terrific(love the jalepenos they throw in) but not beer battered. More of a cormeal crust.

      2. MC Slim JB RE: robocarrot Feb 28, 2010 08:44 AM

        The Local in W. Newton and the Fat Cat in Quincy both do good versions. I'm a little puzzled to see some places battering and frying whole spears. The Southern-inspired version I expect to see uses pickle chips.


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          nsenada RE: MC Slim JB Feb 28, 2010 12:47 PM

          Second the ones at The Local - really good sauce too

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            globalgourmand RE: MC Slim JB Feb 28, 2010 04:10 PM

            I once had a batch at Fat Cat that were FAR too salty too enjoy.

            A friend just reported thoroughly enjoying the version at Redbones.

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              Scruffy The Cat RE: MC Slim JB Mar 1, 2010 05:01 AM

              I like the whole spears like at Wirth's because I like a lower percentage of batter to pickle. But I won't quibble: fry a pickle, olive, eraser, whatever and I'll like it.

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              zach272 RE: robocarrot Feb 28, 2010 10:09 AM

              In Cambridge, Cambridge Common, on Mass Ave between Harvard and Porter, does excellent fried pickle spears in a lightly spicy beer batter. The ones at Redbones are good too; the batter is much lighter there, and they use chips instead of spears (in addition to jalapeño slices).

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                Alcachofa RE: zach272 Mar 1, 2010 03:35 AM

                I concur with the Cambridge Common rec. Great fried pickles, and the bar food is above average as well.

              2. trufflehound RE: robocarrot Feb 28, 2010 12:14 PM

                Firely's has them on the menu.

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                  Pegmeister RE: robocarrot Feb 28, 2010 04:57 PM

                  Not sure if they are beer battered, but the Fat Cat in Quincy has deep fried pickles. Guarantee you will not be disappointed with anything on their menu. Just be prepared for a wait if you end up there at 7:00 or later.

                  1. C. Hamster RE: robocarrot Mar 1, 2010 05:54 AM

                    I also heartily endorse Fat Cat's pickles. I haven't found them salty at all. Once in a while they won't be crispy enough, though, which is too bad. A crispy exterior is key with a fried pickle chip.

                    1. digga RE: robocarrot Mar 1, 2010 05:22 PM

                      I've had a delicious version at Washington Square Tavern. They use Moon Brine pickles so the starting material is good.

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