1 qt vegetable oil
⅓ cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp cayenne pepper
2 Tbsp buttermilk
1 Tbsp dill, minced
1 ½ cup seasoned bread crumb
8 gherkin pickle
8 cocktail onion
8 pickle chip
1 cup store-bought ranch dressing
Preheat oil in a large, heavy pot over medium-high heat.
Mix flour and cayenne pepper in a shallow dish. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, buttermilk, and dill. Place bread crumbs in a second shallow dish.
Thread 1 gherkin, 1 cocktail onion, and 1 pickle chip on each cocktail pick. Once oil reaches 350°F, toss skewers in flour mixture, shaking off excess; dip in egg and then dredge in bread crumbs until fully coated.
Drop skewers gently into oil and fry 4 to 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with ranch dressing.
Recipe from On a Stick! by Matt Armendariz/Quirk Books, 2011.