Fried Pickles just like at the state fair, but easy to make at home! You’ll love these easy Fried Pickles!
Fried pickles are delicious and easy to make. If you don’t know how to make fried pickles, follow our fried pickle recipe and you’ll be in deep fried pickles heaven. That’s a lot of fried pickles.
Fried Pickle Ingredients
Egg – Egg will bind the flour and seasoning to the pickles.
Milk – The milk is used to create your batter – my preference is whole milk for the richness in flavor.
All Purpose Flour, Make sure to divide this as per the recipe; you will use some for the wet mix and some for the dry.
Worcestershire sauce – Amps up the umami goodness.
All Purpose Seasoning – I like Lawry’s, Seasoned Salt but choose one that speaks to you!
Oil – I use olive oil for frying but you could use any neutral oil.
Pickles – Get really big ones, seriously, like deli size, sliced. And if you’re feeling ambitious, use our refrigerator pickle recipe to make your own!
How Do You Make Fried Pickles
First, whisk egg, milk, Worcestershire sauce and flour.
Next, combine flour and all purpose seasoning.
Next, preparing frying pan with oil.
Then, dip pickle slices in the wet ingredient bowl, then the dry ingredient bowl. Dip again in the wet ingredient bowl, then once more in the dry ingredient bowl.
Next, place prepared slices gently in hot oil until lightly browned. Turn and brown on the other side.
Finally, remove from oil and place fried pickles on a paper towel covered plate, and enjoy with some ranch dressing dip!
What do Fried Pickles Taste Like
Fried pickles are crunchy on the outside and soft and sour and salty on the inside. Fried pickles taste like a little salty slice of heaven.
OK, the taste can depend on the type of pickle you use. I like a nice, sour dill, but some people fry up bread-and-butter pickles or garlic dills. Experiment to see what you love!
What Type of Pickles for Fried Pickles
Any type of pickles will work fine. Spears, halves, slices, and chips – as pictured here! My personal favorites are pickle chips or slices because they are the perfect size for dipping in ranch dressing. Mmmmm.
I strongly suggest you try our refrigerator pickles recipe for making your fried pickles!
Can you make Fried Pickles in an Air Fryer
You can make Fried Pickle in an Air Fryer. fry them for 10 minutes, flipping once halfway through.
Can you Bake Fried Pickles
You can bake fried pickles (although technically then they’re not fried). However, this will make them a little less guilt inducing!
Follow the recipe, then bake on a parchment lined baking sheet at 450F for 10-15 minutes. Keep an eye on them to prevent burning.
How Do You Reheat Fried Pickles
To reheat fried pickles, warm them in a 350F oven or toaster oven for about 10 minutes. This will re-crisp them for maximum yum.
Can You Make Fried Pickles Without Eggs
Yes, you can make fried pickles without eggs. Make sure you dry the pickle slices really well so that the batter will stick. The batter may not stick quite as well.
Can You Make Fried Pickles With Pancake Batter
Yes, you can make fried pickles with pancake batter or a pre-made mix, like Bisquick. Interestingly, the first record of a fried pickle recipe (in 1962) used pancake batter!
Fried pickles made with pancake batter will have a more bread-like texture to them.
Can I Make Fried Pickles with Panko
You can make fried pickles with Panko bread crumbs to up the crunch. Dip into Panko for the final dry dip (instead of the flour mixture).
Are Fried Pickles Gluten Free
Pickles are gluten free (check the label if buying), but fried pickles usually are made with wheat flour. However, you could try this recipe with some tapioca flour or arrowroot flour to make it gluten free!
Just substitute for the wheat flour, and you will get a more tempura like batter.
Are Fried Pickles Vegan
Fried Pickles can be vegan, although my recipe has eggs and milk. You could use an egg substitute for the egg and milk to get the “stickiness” you need for the wet batter. Dry the pickle slices well before starting the dipping process.
Are Fried Pickles Healthy
Fried Pickles are not “healthy,” per se, as they are deep fried. However, you will be enjoying them as a snack, not an entree, so your serving size will be limited.
What to serve with Fried Pickles
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Fried Pickle making tools
Calphalon everyday pan – This is a 12″ two handled pan that you will use pretty much every day. Which, of course is why it’s called an everyday pan. I have this one and the Le Creuset version. I use a whole lot of pots and pans in my line of work (apologies to my husband, the dishwasher!) and these are by far my most frequently used pans.
End grain cutting board – This is my absolute favorite cutting board and the one that I get the most compliments on. And p.s. I have a lot of cutting boards. It really is absolutely stunning, and knows how to take a beating. We use it every single day!
Santuko knife – My favorite knife for cutting vegetables! This knife is the perfect size and shape, handles great, and is super reasonably priced. Also, I just love that it’s fun and colorful!
How to Make Fried Pickles
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk
- 1 Tablespoon all purpose flour
- 1/2 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons all purpose seasoning I used Aunt Cora's Soulful Seasoning
- 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- oil for frying (I used olive oil)
- 6 - 8 huge pickles sliced (seriously, like deli size)
- Ranch dressing to dip
- In a small bowl, whisk egg, milk, Worcestershire sauce and 1 Tablespoon flour.
- In a large bowl, combine 3 1/2 cups flour and all purpose seasoning.
- Preparing frying pan with about 1/2 inch of hot oil.
- Dip pickle slices in the wet ingredient bowl, then the dry ingredient bowl. Dip again in the wet ingredient bowl, then once more in the dry ingredient bowl. Place gently in hot oil until lightly browned. Turn and brown on the other side.
- Remove from oil and place fried pickles on a paper towel covered plate, then enjoy with some ranch dressing dip!