Tuesday, June 7, 2011

State Fair Fried Pickle Burgers

  • This can't be good for you so think of it as purely comfort food... you can't put a price on that!

2 teaspoons vegetable oil plus additional vegetable oil for deep frying
1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 large egg, beaten
10 to 12 Vlasic® Ovals Hamburger Dill Chips
6 ounces ground beef patty or veggie patty
1 hamburger bun
1 slice American cheese
1 to 2 leaves of green leaf lettuce
1 slice tomato
1 tablespoon ranch dressing 

    1.  Heat 2 inches of vegetable oil in a deep, heavy pan until oil reaches a temperature of 350°F.
    2.  Combine flour, baking powder and garlic powder in a shallow bowl. Beat egg in separate bowl.
    3.  When oil comes up to temperature, dip Vlasic® Ovals Hamburger Dill Chips in egg and then in flour mixture and add to oil. Cook until golden brown, flipping over while cooking, about 2 minutes.
    4.  Set aside on a paper towel to drain.
    5.  Heat 2 teaspoons vegetable oil into a separate cast iron or fry pan and heat until oil shimmers. Add burger to pan.
    6.  While burger is cooking, add bun, cut side down, to fry pan. Heat until grilled, 2 to 3 minutes, then remove.
    7.  Cook burger to desired doneness and turn off heat. Lay American cheese on burger and cover pan until melted.
    8.  On bottom of bun, layer lettuce, tomato and burger. Top with ranch dressing, fried pickles and top of bun.
    9.  Serve additional fried pickles on the side