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Almost-Famous Fried Pickles

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Most of the things that make this steakhouse stand out — line-dancing servers, cowboy decor, huge portions — are direct imports from the Lone Star State. But the fried pickles hail from Colorado, where one Texas Roadhouse started serving the dish after a manager’s wife had a craving for them. The deep-fried pickles were such a hit, they showed up at all 360 locations in no time. Food Network Kitchens re-created the recipe so you can fry up a batch yourself.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

For the Sauce:

For the Pickles:

Directions

  1. Make the sauce: Mix the mayonnaise, horseradish, ketchup and Cajun seasoning in a bowl; set aside.
  2. Fry the pickles: Heat 1 inch peanut oil in a pot over medium-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 375 degrees F. Meanwhile, whisk the flour, Cajun seasoning, Italian seasoning, cayenne pepper, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 cup water in a large bowl until smooth. Spread the pickles on paper towels and pat dry.
  3. Add half of the pickles to the batter and toss to coat. Remove from the batter using a slotted spoon, letting the excess drip off, and add to the oil one at a time. Fry until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes; remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Return the oil to 375 degrees F and repeat with the remaining pickles and batter. Serve immediately with the prepared sauce.

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