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Baked “Fried” Pickles With Chipotle Ranch

  • SERVES: 42 pickles (recipe can be halved or reduced by one third)
  • PREP: 15 minutes
  • TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes

I’d bet the ranch on these crispy babies.

It feels like I’ve been training my whole life to make your game-time snacking dreams come true, and I think with this recipe I can hang up my cleats for good. I mean, pickles and crushed chips and chipotle ranch in one recipe gets me like a lifetime of extra points, am I right? You get to bake the pickle chips! They’re easy! And the dip is a ranchy smoky dream you will be repurposing for your next-day salad, I promise you.

  • 1

    (1-ounce) packet Hidden Valley Ranch Buttermilk Ranch dressing mix

  • 1

    cup buttermilk, shaken

  • 1

    cup mayonnaise

  • 1

    tablespoon sauce from a can of chipotle en adobo (reserve the chipotles for another time)

  • 1

    (24-ounce) ounce jar sliced dill sandwich or chip pickles, drained

  • 1

    cup all-purpose flour

  • 3

    eggs, beaten

  • 1

    (8-ounce) bag Lays potato chips, crushed into small pieces (about 1½ cups crushed)

  • Pinch kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

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