State Fair Fried Pickles with Get-Back-Here Sauce

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Revving up for the Kansas State Fair, I shared a simple fried pickle recipe with a yummy must-have sauce. The Fair is such a great place to learn about the agricultural heart of our Great State, eat some delicious food, and (if I do say so myself) meet some wonderful people. So if you’ve never made it to Hutch in September, you must! And then go home and make these pickles to remind you of all the Fried n’ Joy Fun you had.

Fried Pickles16 oz. jar dill pickles slices, drained well and patted dry
1/3 cup yellow or white cornmeal
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp. smoked paprika
½ – 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 tsp. granulated garlic
1 quart canola oil, for frying
Get-Back-Here Sauce, for dipping (see recipe below)
Heat oil in a large pot or Dutch oven, over medium high heat until oil reaches 375 degrees F.
While oil is heating, combine cornmeal, flour, paprika, cayenne, and garlic in a shallow, flat bowl.
Working in small batches, dredge pickles in prepared cornmeal mixture, placing each on onto a baking sheet while you are working to coat all pickles.
Gently place coated pickles into hot oil, working with a few at a time, cooking until golden brown, approx. 2-3 minutes per side.  Drain cooked pickles on a paper towel-lined baking sheet or plate.
Serve at once with Get-Back-Here Sauce for dipping.
Get-Back-Here Sauce
1 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup spicy ketchup (or use plain ketchup and add ½ – 1 tsp. red pepper flakes)
1 tsp. freshly grated horseradish
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp. granulated garlic
¼ tsp. black pepper
¼ tsp. kosher salt
Combine ingredients in a small bowl, whisking until smooth.  Serve with Fried Pickles.

Now You’re Cookin’,
Chef Alli 

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**This recipe was featured as part of Chef Alli’s Farm Fresh Kitchen on  WIBW 13 News, September 2015. Special thanks to the farmers and ranchers of the Kansas Farm Bureau for making this segment possible

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Chef Alli

Chef Alli is a home-grown Kansas girl on a mission to strengthen families through enabling kitchen confidence, educating the family cook, and encouraging better food relationships. She believes with her whole heart that time spent with our loved ones and our overall quality of life is greatly enhanced by nutritious food made at home with simple, wholesome ingredients. She loves being able to connect and share this passion with others through her website, her social media presence, and her coveted speaking engagements.

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