Who Invented Fried Oreos? It has been an infamous question of many, especially those who love pickles. I for one, have always wondered, where did this sweet treat we come in contact with, and how did it become so beloved to us? Well, here are some of the theories surrounding the question of who invented fried pickles.
Like many things, we owe our thanks to our great grandmothers for giving us the gift of food. And according to legend, the sweet treat known as fried pickles were given to the Dutch by a Muslim trader. According to the story, the Muslim trader asked his assistants to bring water to his home. Once inside, he beheld his beloved wife cleaning her master’s pickles and told her that they should be given to the Dutch as appreciation for helping make their home a home. Since then, this recipe for fried pickles became known as fried chicken pickles or fried oreos.
The first method by which we are probably getting soggy is the slow method. Using a chicken, simply remove the skin, slice the meat into strips, and sprinkle over with vegetable oil. Baking the strips in the oven or under the grill is the fastest way to get them tender. If using a barbecue, place the strips directly on the hot coals. If baking on a baking sheet, keep the pieces in an unbroken circle, and cook for 3 minutes.
Another way to make fried pickles taste better is to use them to flavor other foods. Rather than using sauces or salty dressings, try sprinkling on a mixture of soy sauce, sugar, and cinnamon powder. This is perfect for chicken, pork, beef, and fish dishes. You can also make a ranch dressing for pork, beef, and chicken by adding tomatoes, vinegar, salt, and pepper to a jar.
Of course, fried foods just taste good all by themselves. But if you want them to be soggy, crispy, or both, you can add some sesame oil to the mix. To make it taste even better, keep fried pickles topped with a bit of sugar. For an extra pick-me-up, drizzle some melted cheese over the top.
The question of who invented fried pickles often arises from those who are not familiar with the dish, but can readily cook it. Those who are not in the know may assume that it was invented by those who live in the south. The truth is that the pickles have their roots in the Midwest, in Illinois and Iowa, but were perfected by those of the warmer climates of the south. Those who live in the colder northern climates often wonder how to recreate the crunchy, buttery, salty taste that goes into fried foods without melting the bread too much. To help achieve this, you can use apple cider vinegar to create the same texture and taste as you would from the south.
It is also worth noting that who invented fried pickles is completely dependent on whom you ask. Some people claim that it was Thomas Edison, though others say it was Peter J. Voettler, an American appliance salesman. Regardless of who invented the treat, fried pickles are a sure way to satisfy that craving in your belly, whether you are watching Spongebob or playing in the snow. Whether you call them fried or dill pickles, they are sure to be a hit at any party. From children to grandparents, everyone has had a chance to eat a great one.
Since who invented fried pickles is more in debate than when they were first discovered, no one can really say for sure who contributed to the dish’s spread across the United States and other areas of the world. However, most food historians agree that it wasn’t until sometime around the mid nineteenth century that fried pickles began to gain steam. As with so many things related to our history, though, there is some disagreement as to when the first known printed fried pickle recipe was created. Many believe it to be a recipe found in a New York City newspaper, while others point to a nineteenth-century German almanac. Regardless of who created the very first known printed pickle recipe, the history of fried pickles is rich and varied and likely will continue to prosper for many years to come.