Fried Pickle Cheeseburger

Fried Pickle Cheeseburger
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A classic cheeseburger topped with crispy oven "fried" pickles and homemade ranch dressing. 
50 min
Prep Time
1:10
Total Time
4 servings

Ingredients

Ranch Dressing

2 tablespoons
mayonnaise
1 tablespoon
sour cream
1 tablespoon
buttermilk
2 teaspoons
chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon
chopped fresh dill*
1/8 teaspoon
onion powder
1/8 teaspoon
garlic powder

Oven Fried Pickles

6
refrigerator dill pickle planks, cut in half
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
1 tablespoon
water
1/4 cup
all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon
ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/2 cup
panko bread crumbs

Burgers

1 pound
lean ground beef
3/4 teaspoon
salt
1/4 teaspoon
pepper
8 (3/4-ounce) slices
Land O Lakes® Sharp Cheddar American Blend
4
hamburger buns
Red onion rings, if desired
 
*Substitute 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed.

Directions

  1. Combine all dressing ingredients in bowl; mix well. Refrigerate. 
  2. Heat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  3. Pat pickle slices dry on paper towel; set aside. Combine egg and water in bowl; beat well. Set aside. 
  4. Combine flour and 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper in bowl. Place bread crumbs into another bowl. Coat pickle slices with flour mixture; shake off excess. Dip pickle slices into egg mixture; press into bread crumbs. Place in single layer on prepared baking sheet. 
  5. Bake, turning once, 25-30 minutes or until crisp and light golden brown. Remove from oven; set aside.
  6. Heat gas grill to medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white. 
  7. Form ground beef into 4 patties; season with salt and pepper. Place patties onto grill. Grill, turning once, 10-14 minutes or until internal temperature reaches at least 160°F and meat is no longer pink in center. 
  8. Top each burger with 2 slices cheese; continue grilling until cheese is melted. Place cut-sides of buns onto grill. Grill until toasted. 
  9. Spread 1 tablespoon ranch dressing onto each toasted bun half. Place burgers onto bottom half of bun; top with 3 pickle halves, red onion slices, if desired and top half of bun.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
620
Cholesterol
165mg
Carbohydrates
39g
Protein
40g
Fat
33g
Sodium
1720mg
Dietary Fiber
2g

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