Fried Pickles

I love pickles. They are sour, crunchy and delicious. And there is seldom a time when frying doesn’t make something better. Also, who doesn’t love fried pickles as an appetizer?? I hope you enjoy these bad boys as much as me!

Fried Pickles

Delicious fried pickles to go on a burger, as an appetizer, or just eat in bed because they are delicious!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: American, Appetizer, Fried, Pickles
Servings: 1 container worth
Author: Sophie May


  • Vegetable Oil for frying
  • 16 oz tub of Grillo’s Dill Chips
  • 1 C all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp Cajun seasoning I used Tony Chachere’s
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 C buttermilk
  • 1 large egg


  • In a deep frying pan, add 1-1.5 inches of vegetable oil. Fix a candy thermometer to the edge (in the oil but not touching the bottom of the pan) and set heat to medium. Oil needs to reach 375°F before frying.
  • Line a plate with paper towels and set the pickles slices on it. This will extract some of excess moisture to help keep the flour dredge on when frying.
  • Prepare your breading mixture by whisking together flour, pepper, Cajun Seasoning, and cayenne pepper in a shallow dish (I used a pie dish). Set aside.
  • In a separate shallow dish, whisk together buttermilk and egg.
  • Once oil has reached 375F, prepare 3-4 pickle slices for frying. Do this in batches or the flour dredge will soak into the egg mixture.
  • Coat pickle slices in flour mixture, then dredge in buttermilk/egg mixture, then coat with flour mixture again. Gently shaking any excess flour off.
  • Transfer (I use tongs to place, flip, and remove the slices) pickle slices to the oil and fry 3-4 pickle slices at a time for 60-90 seconds on each side or until golden brown.
  • Carefully remove pickles from oil and transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Make sure you are checking oil throughout so it stays at 375°F.
  • Repeat until desired amount of pickles are made. Enjoy!

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