Continuing our exploration of Bryant Park’s Winter Village…
Fried pickles are an underrated masterpiece. Fried mac-and-cheese bites reign supreme, but there’s something about a nice juicy pickle, covered in breading that makes them a savory appetizer. They can burn your mouth, but having the hot pickle drip on your tongue is also a skill that makes them excellent.
Pickle Me Pete’s offers a variety of normal pickles as well as an extra spicy pickle. When you order a fried pickle, they’ll give you a kebab of tiny, fried kosher pickles. As mentioned, you should probably wait until after you’ve let them cool before you start biting them off the stick, but these pickles were a nice treat. The pickle itself was solid. The slices would have been nice on a sandwich or burger. The breading was simple and could’ve easily been used for mozzarella sticks or mac-and-cheese bites.
The only real complaint I can make is that these were over breaded, or the pickles weren’t thick enough to really get a taste of them. They were still good, and you could get the taste, but the hot pickle wasn’t exactly dripping out of the breading. The hot sauce was a pleasant drizzle that helped give these a little kick.