Fry and Infuse One Of Atlanta’s Favorite Foods: Hot Pickles

Deep fried goodness

Photo by Maria Penaloza

Hot pickles are available pretty much everywhere in the south, but in Atlanta, they’re a favorite. With the Super Bowl being held in this southern locale this year, people looking to offer a taste of ATL to their guests on game day can look no further than this crunchy, salty classic app.

Taking pickles to the party food planet is as simple as breading and frying them, and the only thing tastier than a hot pickle is a deep fried one. For the cannabis and pickle enthusiast, adding some active ingredients to the mix is pretty simple, even if you just want the good stuff in the sauce. Having pickle options is as important as having cannabis choices.

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There’s so many kinds of pickles in the world, but we’re with Atlanta residents, hot pickles are the best kind. Don’t worry, kosher dill pickles are still the old standby, but spicy pickles satiate in a way that you just need when you’re snacking. A little bit of heat changes things up, and goes so much better with the breading than basic pickles.

Fried Hot Pickles with Cannabis Infused Buffalo Sauce

Danielle Guercio, 2019
Estimated  20mg THC per 10 pickles

Ingredients

  • 2-3 large Hot pickles, sliced into ½ inch coins
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp glycerin tincture*
  • 2 Tbs white vinegar
  • ¾ cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil for frying

For the sauce

  • 2 Tbs Frank’s Red Hot sauce
  • 3 Tbs mayo, veganaise, or ranch dressing
  • 1 tsp glycerin tincture

Steps

Dry cut pickles slightly on paper towels before placing in a jar. Mix together water, tincture, and vinegar, pour over pickles and refrigerate overnight. Strain the pickle slices, gently pat dry.

Mix the infused sauce before frying the pickles so the flavors have a chance to meld together.

Bring 1.5” of a low flavor oil like canola oil to frying temps in a cast iron skillet. Season the flour and egg with salt and pepper. Dredge the pickle slices in flour, then beaten egg, then the breadcrumbs. Fry for 2 minutes per side until golden brown.

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Serve hot with a side of sauce, split that portion amongst three people for the best dosing results.

*Glycerin Tincture

Decarboxylate .25 gram of concentrate. Put material in lidded mason jar or vacuum sealed bag with cannabis and 2 ounces of vegetable glycerin. Heat in water bath just under boiling for at least 1 hour. Strain and cool to use in recipes.

These pickles are so good that they will make people who are pickle skeptics full believers, and are dosed for sharing. This means its perfect for pre-game, it will start up your appetite with the subdued heat and salty satisfying crunch, but then keep your appetite going with a spot of THC to keep the snacking going.

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