Air Fryer Fried Pickles ~ Crunchy dill pickle chips with crispy breading air fried and served up with a creamy, spicy sauce.
Last week I ran a poll on Instagram and Facebook because for the life of me I couldn’t decide between making these Air Fryer Fried Pickles with a spicy dipping sauce or Air Fryer Ravioli with Marinara. I know ~ big decisions, right? It was close, but the Pickles won.
You may have already tried deep fried pickles in a restaurant but wondered if you could make air fryer dill pickle chips at home. Wonder no more.
These dill pickles are breaded then air fried using just a light spritz of cooking spray. The result is crispy, breaded tangy dill pickles served up with a creamy spicy sauce. It’s a delicious flavor explosion you can’t get enough of.
Skillet Garlic Herb Biscuits ~ freshly baked bread, smothered in garlic-y butter and topped with cheese. Serve as an appetizer or with pasta, soup or steak.
“No one eats salad on Sundays” ~ so says my oldest daughter who was hosting a family get-together Sunday when I offered to bring salad. I took this as code for I’d really like something yummier and party-worthy and since she’s due to deliver our second grandchild very soon, I’m happy to oblige.
Now that we’re home from vacation, there are two top orders of business ~ my roots (which will be taken care of tomorrow at the salon) and rehabbing my diet because while those Rum Runners were ah-maazing ~ pineapple and orange juices, blackberry and banana liqueurs, two kinds of rum and a splash of grenadine ~ and piles of boneless Buffalo wings dipped in Blue Cheese dressing, something’s gotta give here which is why I suggested the salad.
In the meantime, I needed an appetizer to bring to my daughter’s house on Sunday ~ something men and women would both enjoy which nixes a charcuterie board, veggie tray or any kind of hummus. I decided on Skillet Garlic Herb Biscuits ~ warm bite-size buttery garlic-y biscuits sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and dipped in marinara. Winner.
The salad will wait for Monday.
Lots of things change when your spouse retires. Some good. Some. . . call me ~ we’ll chat. But one really great thing is that we’re lucky enough to be able to spend a month in (usually) sunny Florida. The first time I wondered how we’d fill a month or whether I’d miss home. Now I just wonder how one month can pass so quickly. We take a few days and drive down; an adventure in itself, usually arriving March 1, but this year a most exciting arrival is due mid-March ~ our new granddaughter who will be joining her almost two-year-old brother. At this age, he’s not fully aware of the upcoming changes, but will, however when asked “where’s your baby?”, proudly lift his shirt and pat his Pooh belly. You’re probably thinking ~ okay, great story, but where’s the food? No worries – I swear I’ll get to the Mango Salsa.