Fried Pickle Slices with Pimiento Cheese Dip & RITZ Crackers



10 servings, 2.5 oz. each

  • Pimiento Cheese Dip

  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 oz. RITZ Crackers, crushed to medium-fine crumbs
  • 3 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. onion powder
  • ⅛ tsp. garlic powder
  • ⅛ tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 6 oz. shredded mild Cheddar cheese
  • 3½ oz. chopped pimientos, drained
  • 1 Tbsp. pickle juice

  • Fried Pickle Slices

  • 20 oz. dill pickle slices, drained, juice reserved
  • ¾ oz. all-purpose flour
  • ¾ oz. potato starch
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 5¼ oz. RITZ Crackers, crushed to medium crumbs
  • 30 each RITZ Crackers

Nutrition per serving

Calories370 Total fat27 gSaturated fat9 gTrans fat0 gCholesterol50 mgSodium800 mgCarbohydrate24 gDietary fiber1 gProtein7 gVitamin A10 %DVVitamin C10 %DVCalcium15 %DVIron8 %DV
Pimiento Cheese Dip:  

Combine cream cheese, cracker crumbs, mayo, seasonings, cheddar and pimientos in bowl of food processor. Pulse until combined. Add pickle juice and blend until combined. Refrigerate 2 hours to allow flavors to blend.

Fried Pickle Slices:  

Arrange pickles on wire rack over a sheet pan. Bake in 300°F standard oven 10 min. Cool completely on rack.

Combine flour and potato starch. Coat pickles in flour mixture, dip in egg, then in cracker crumbs. Dip in egg again and then into cracker crumbs. Let stand 5 min. after coating.

Fry in 350°F oil 2 min. or until golden brown. Drain.

For each serving:  

Place 2.5 oz. Pimiento Cheese Dip in small container on plate. Add 3 Fried Pickle Slices and 3 RITZ Crackers.

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