Southern Style BBQ Slaw Dogs with Pork Rind Fried Pickles
Yes. You read that correctly. When you get an idea you just have to go with it.
This idea was epic. EPIC.
I fried my pickles in pork rinds. Never heard of fried pickles? Never heard of pork rinds? You’ve never been to the South – and you’re missing out.
Mis en Place
Making hot dogs is a few and far between occasion at my house. Usually they only come out around holidays – like the 4th and Labor Day. Even then, I try to make them Chicago Style or at least toss some diced onions and relish on top to jazz it up. This time, I thought I would take it back to the South and really get into it. What a great decision that was.
What do we like in the South? BBQ, coleslaw and fried pickles.
Threw it all on the dogs. But I went a step further and wanted to update the fried pickle. What could I do to make these things stand out?
Who would have thought. Best decision ever if I might add. I used spicy pork rinds because that is what was available. These little guys are crispy, salty, perfect. Throw extra on your hot dogs and make extra just as an appetizer. These will be a hit at your next party, and when they find out you fried them in pork rinds – forget it! I’ll be making these again, all by themselves.
Time to build your dogs! Start with your steamed poppyseed bun. Grill your hot dog and toss it in. Add barbecue sauce the same way you would add ketchup and top with chopped onions. Creamy slaw comes next and finish it with your pork rind fried pickles.
Then give your husband a scowling look as he scarfs down two hot dogs in five minutes after you just spent all that time making them.
- Thicker pickles slices will work well when you make them for a snack. A medium slice works here – don’t slice them too thin or they may be harder to coat.
- I used spicy pork rinds because that is all I could find at the time. They worked perfectly and the breading didn’t taste spicy at all.
- Of course frying anything with the egg/flour batter takes time, so inlist in help or plan ahead for it.