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Fried Pineapple

Fried Pineapple with Spicy Mayo


Fried Pineapple with Spicy Mayo I know what you’re thinking.
Fried Pineapple | Dixie Chik Cooks Just put that negativity shit out of your mind.

Yes, I fried pineapple. Fresh pineapple at that.

And IT’S SO DAMN GOOD!
Fried Pineapple with Spicy Mayo I literally have no idea why I thought to do it, but it worked. I went into recipe overload this past weekend; I made so many things but didn’t quite get around to shooting all the photos.

It’s ok; that seems to be the norm here lately. The whole cooking-is-my-therapy thing has been officially kicked straight into high ass gear – based on a few things. If you don’t know, I’m now a divorcee (as of a year and a half ago), my children are essentially grown and out of the house, and my home life has changed drastically.

There’s no more coming home after work to a busy household with two teenagers and their friends running around making messes and asking for homemade pizza, a husband asking what we’re going to have for dinner and a 40 pound dog barking at the back door wanting attention.

There’s no more two hour long grocery store trips on Saturday morning to feed my full household, trying to make sure I remember the important things that I would be immediately asked for when I got home; things like chocolate milk, green iced tea, whole milk mozzarella cheese and those damn big ass dog treats.

Now, I come home to deafening silence.

Sometimes I welcome it, sometimes I don’t. It’s just not fun to eat alone.

BUT – I’ve accepted it as a transitional period in my life and I know this is ok. I’m OK. I’m embracing my new normal.

Why did I decide to ramble about all this? Well, because while I was chopping the pineapple with no real direction to go in as far as a recipe, I remembered how much the copious amount of cooking and chopping and baking drove my ex-husband and kids crazy (although they say now that it didn’t, but I think I did). I think sometimes we don’t really understand until later/after the fact what and how much we can handle in a relationship. The truth is, that shit just really got on their damn nerves. The good news is my ex-husband and I are good friends and talk everyday and he doesn’t hold that against me.

I think they miss my food. At least I tell myself they do.

Back to the pineapple…

This simple dip has a nice kick to it; not too spicy. Feel free to adjust it if you need to.
Fried Pineapple Here’s your printable!

Fried Pineapple with Spicy Mayo

Ingredients

  • 1/2 fresh pineapple, sliced into 2 inch spears
  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 2 tbsp seasoned salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 egg, slightly whisked
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 4 cups vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 tbsp Cholula hot sauce (or your favorite hot sauce)
  • 1 tsp Creole seasoning

Instructions

  • Combine flour, salt and pepper.
  • Combine egg and milk.
  • Dip pineapple spears in egg mixture, then dredge in flour. Repeat.
  • Bring oil to 350 degrees.
  • Fry spears in batches until golden brown and drain on paper towels.
  • Combine mayo, hot sauce and seasoning.
  • Serve pineapple spears with dip.
https://www.dixiechikcooks.com/fried-pineapple-with-spicy-mayo/

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    Samuela
    October 22, 2018 at 5:03 AM

    What a great twist!!!! I love pineapple sinfully delightful.

  • Reply
    Doreen Simpson
    March 31, 2017 at 1:47 AM

    I’m loving this recipe, it’s great to see pineapple used in a different way. My Grand kids are going to love this Shea ♥

    • Reply
      Shea
      March 31, 2017 at 2:29 PM

      Thanks Doreen!!

  • Reply
    Michele @ Bacon Fatte
    March 30, 2017 at 10:37 PM

    I love recipe overload weekends, and I also love your pineapple tray and dip bowl… So pretty! But I’m especially loving the fact that you put a savory spin on a a sweet fruit… Another one of your great ideas that I can’t wait to try! 🙂

  • Reply
    Ann from Sumptuous Spoonfuls
    March 30, 2017 at 6:58 PM

    Shea, thank you for sharing your personal story with this recipe, I am divorced too, and although I still have two (grown) kids at home, they are quite reclusive and extremely picky eaters. I imagine what it will be like when they are gone. I know that my cooking creativity bothered my ex at times … also, I didn’t understand or believe he had special dietary needs and that’s my bad. Looking back, I wish I had paid more attention and made an attempt to cook to help his health, but I didn’t and I can’t go back and change it. I cook for myself a lot now and I love the freedom of it because I’m not constrained by anyone else’s food constraints or pickiness. Also: I think of it as not just cooking for myself, but also cooking for everyone else that might be cooking for one or two and wanting something good to eat (because I blog it!) … oh and I wanted to tell you too: I very rarely eat fried foods, but your pineapple sounds fabulous!

    • Reply
      Shea
      March 31, 2017 at 2:31 PM

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Ann! It means a lot to me when my stories are read and others can relate in one way or another.

  • Reply
    Julie
    March 29, 2017 at 8:32 PM

    People are always telling my husband how lucky he is that I cook. I don’t know if he always agrees, but it’s harmless for the both of us. It is tough cooking and eating by yourself though.

    • Reply
      Shea
      March 31, 2017 at 2:32 PM

      Yes it is, Julie! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • Reply
    Hadia
    March 29, 2017 at 4:29 PM

    I love grilled pineapple, and here is something new to add to list. Looks really so good with that spicy mayo!

  • Reply
    Mary Marshall
    March 29, 2017 at 11:59 AM

    Dayummmmm looks and sounds amazing! On my list to try.

    • Reply
      Shea
      March 29, 2017 at 12:35 PM

      Thanks so much, Mary!

    • Reply
      Shea
      March 31, 2017 at 2:32 PM

      Lol thank you Mary ?

  • Reply
    Lynn Elliott Vining
    March 29, 2017 at 11:20 AM

    OK! Now you have fried something that I have not seen, and being from the South that’s hard to do Shea! Wow! I showed it to my husband and stood back to watch his reaction. He looked at me with one eyebrow raised and said, “That actually sounds good to me!” LOL Good job Shea!

    • Reply
      Shea
      March 29, 2017 at 12:35 PM

      LOL – Thank you. I’m blushing.

  • Reply
    Nettie Moore
    March 29, 2017 at 10:19 AM

    I wouldn’t want to share, drooling!! Nettie <3

    • Reply
      Shea
      March 29, 2017 at 12:34 PM

      I didn’t share much, Nettie!

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