Oven "Fried" Parmesan Pickles with Buttermilk Ranch Dip Recipe

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Say Parmesan Pepper Panko Pickles, 5 times fast!

Wasn't that fun!  I'll tell you what's more fun - double dipping these yummy crunchy, tart and salty nibbles in cool and creamy homemade ranch!  I'm thinking Friday night, cold beer and a few good friends laughing and crunching away! ( :

Oven “Fried” Parmesan Pickles with Buttermilk Ranch Recipe
Tina Verrelli – epicuricloud.com
Makes 10 “fried” pickle spears

Buttermilk Ranch Ingredients:
½ cup lowfat mayonnaise
¼ cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon pickle brine from jar
¼ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon dill
¼ teaspoon celery salt
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon fresh minced parsley

“Fried” Pickle Ingredients:
10 dill pickle spears
½ cup flour
1 egg
¼ cup buttermilk
2/3 cup panko bread crumbs
2/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon salt

Non-Stick Baking Spray

Note:  This recipe was written using the KitchenAid 12” Countertop Convection Oven.  Other oven temperatures and times may vary.

Roll pickle spears in paper towels to dry their outsides.  Preheat oven on Bake to 450 degrees F.  

Place rack on baking tray and spray both with non-stick cooking spray.

Arrange 3 shallow bowls.  
•    1st bowl with flour, 
•    2nd with egg and buttermilk, beaten together
•    3rd with bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, pepper and salt, mixed together

Stir together the ranch dip ingredients in a small bowl, refrigerate.

Dredge each pickle spear in flour, shaking off excess.  Next, coat in egg mixture.  Lastly, coat with breadcrumb mixture, pressing crumbs on to coat.  Place coated pickles on prepared baking tray with rack.  Make sure they have a little room between so they get evenly crispy.  Spray them liberally with non-stick baking spray.  Bake in center of oven for 15-20 minutes or until crispy and browned.  Serve with Buttermilk Ranch Dip.

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