Does your family have a recipe that gets passed down generation to generation? Or is there one recipe that you make every family holiday because it wouldn't seem like a party without it? In my family, my mom always makes pretzel jello salad. And around the holidays, my husband Jim is known for his peanut butter fudge.
In my book "The Reluctant Bachelor", my hero's family owns a pickle factory that employs a majority of the town. Every August, they have a pickle festival with a parade, rides and of course, food. One tent is devoted to pickle delicacies including the favorite fried dill pickles. While the Allyns might have other favorite recipes, I'm sharing this here:
Fried Dill Pickles
Seasoned Fry Mix, like Drake's2 eggs
1/4 cup of milk or buttermilk
Slice the pickles into 1/4 inch coins.
Put the eggs and milk in one bowl, whip them together.
Put the fry mix in a second bowl.On the stove, add oil to a large pot to create a 2 inch deep frying area.
Dip the pickle coins into the fry mix, dip it into the egg/milk, dip it again in the fry mix. It creates a nice crunchy coating.Fry the pickles until they are golden to medium brown.
Remove cooked pickles to a plate with paper towels to soak up extra oil.
The nice thing about the recipe is you can fry as much or as little as you wish.
So now it's your turn. What is your signature recipe? Do you have an old favorite that you bring out at parties? Share your recipe here for a chance to win my book "The Reluctant Bachelor". I'll announce the winner Thursday night.