The Willing Cook-a-Long: Fried Pickles

I’m just going to say it right off the bat…some foods should be left to restaurants or at least when so many allergy changes don’t need to be made.  Having said that, I think someone could easily make Fried Pickles, free of top allergens, but this Willing Cook did not pull it off!  I’m sorry to say it, but I have to be honest even with my kitchen failures.  To put it lightly, our fried pickles were…gross!

Just so you don’t make the same mistakes I did, here are the changes I made:

  • I used my gluten-free breading recipe.  It works great on fish and chicken and other vegetables, but not on oven fried pickles.
  • I did not use anything from the original recipe besides follow the cooking instructions.

This may have tasted a little better if it had been deep fried, I think.  But, whatever…Fried Pickles aren’t in our cooking future.

As I announced yesterday, The Willing Cook-a-Long is coming to an end (although you never know when it may reappear again in the future).  I was hoping to go out on a high note, but we have to keep moving with the highs and the lows.  The series button will still remain on the sidebar, so you can find all the past challenge posts there.


I am so excited to bring to you next Wednesday (we hope) a new feature on The Willing Cook, an allergy-friendly blog hop.  I am teaming up with four other blogs.  You’ll be able to link-up your recipe here and it will be show up on all the other blogs as well.  So, if you’ve shared recipes on The Willing Cook-a-Long, have no fear, there will be another outlet for you.


Did you have more success with a new recipe over the past week? Please share it with us.  If you haven’t gotten to it yet, but were planning on the typical Friday post, just share it when you get to it.

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4 Responses to The Willing Cook-a-Long: Fried Pickles

  1. Last night I made my allergen-free recipe – Hasselback Potatoes They turned out well, though they were still underdone after leaving them in for longer than 40 minutes. Ah well. Full report on my blog on Friday.

    Thanks again for introducing the Willing Cook-A-Long even though it didn’t attract the followers you wanted. It gave me the push I needed to experiment, and created the most popular posts on my blog.

    • Cook says:

      Thank you for your continued support and participation in the Willing Cook-a-Long. I’m glad it gave you the push you needed. I hope you’ll join in the new blog hop as well.

      I can’t wait to check out your recipe on Friday.

  2. Amber says:

    I love your honesty! I adore pickles, but never tried them fried. Very interesting. I have a ton of kitchen failures weekly, nice to know I’m not alone. 🙂


    P.S. Oooh, your new blog-hop sounds fabulous 😉

    • Cook says:

      I’ve had fried pickles in restaurants and they are delicious. I know I did not give this recipe a fair review by making the changes I did. I’m sure that fried pickles can be made just as tasty as home, just not my home 🙂

      Yes, yes, I’m sure I’ll see you around the new blog hop 😉

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