I remember when I first saw fried pickles on the happy hour menu of a Southern food/BBQ themed restaurant. I immediately thought that it was complete nonsense to fry a pickle. Pickles after all were refreshing and crunchy, so why would you want to eat them warm and most likely soft from getting fried. It was kind of like one of those Sunday morning colon cleanse info-mercials was playing in my head only it was about the fried pickles. Why is this a good idea? Who would like this? Are there side effects I should be concerned about??!! Of course I ordered them to see what they were actually like and I’ve been hooked on them ever since.