Quaker Steak n Lube Copycat Recipe
1/3 cup milk
1 tablespoon dill pickle juice
1 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 tsp. each, dried dill weed, garlic powder, and salt
dash of cayenne
12 dill pickles spears, chilled
3 cups vegetable oil
salt to taste
Whisk milk, egg, and pickle juice together in a shallow bowl.
Blend cornmeal, flour, and seasonings in a second shallow bowl.
Dip pickles first in egg mixture followed by cornmeal mixture. Dip again in egg and cornmeal mixtures to double coat, cover wit plastic and refrigerate 30 minutes to set the coating.
Heat oil in a deep saucepan over medium-high to 365 degrees. Fry pickles in batches until golden, 3 minutes, turning once. Drain on paper towels; season with salt.
Notes: The Lube serves their fried pickles with a choice of cool ranch or jalapeno ranch dipping sauce. Add some salsa and chopped jalapenos to regular ranch from a bottle to spice it up.