This is 100% a pregnancy craving realized.
As if you couldn’t tell. I mean, really, pickle fries just scream 6 month pregnant woman.
The truth is I have actually been very stereotypical when it comes to pregnancy cravings in that I cannot get enough pickles. Seriously I want them all the time. That is why when the nice people at Maille offered to send me some of their cornichons to try I was all over it.
If you’re not familiar with cornichons the best way to describe them is like little baby pickles but with more of a bite. The Maille cornichons for instance are marinated in a mixture of vinegar and other spices like tarragon, cloves, mustard seeds and onions. And they work perfectly for these pickle fries.
I have made fried pickles before, but these are a bit different. Instead of a bread crumb coating, these pickles are dipped in a quick thin batter made simply with egg, carbonated water and flour. It is just light enough to really let the flavor of the cornichons shine.
I really enjoyed these friends, and not just because I’m pregnant. They are really, really good. Crispy, crunchy, fried perfection.
And the Cajun Dijon Dip? Well that is just creamy Dijon deliciousness with a little kick.