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A plate of fried pickles with ranch dressing.
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Fried Pickles

Fried Pickles are a delicious appetizer that can be found at many restaurants. This fried pickle recipe is simple to follow and only requires a few ingredients, so why not make them at home instead?
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 163kcal
Author: Amy Nash


  • 2 cups dill pickle slices
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning (optional)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


  • Add oil to frying pot and start to heat to 375 degrees F.
  • Pat the dill pickle slices dry with paper towels.
  • Add the milk and egg to a bowl and beat well.
  • In another bowl, mix the flour, cornstarch, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and Creole seasoning.
  • Take a dill pickle slice and drop it into the flour. Turn to coat well, the dip it quickly into the egg wash. Drop it back into the flour mixture again, turning to coat. Repeat with about 10 pickle slices. You don't want to fry too many at once or they may stick together.
  • Once the oil has reached 375 degrees F, carefully drop the battered pickle slices into the hot oil. Fry for about 3 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Remove the pickles from the oil using a slotted spoon and transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain. Repeat with remaining pickles.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce like ranch, ketchup, Outback blooming onion sauce, aioli, remoulade, etc.


  • Oil: The best oil for frying pickles is vegetable oil. This type of oil has a high smoke point, which means it can be heated to a high temperature without smoking or burning. Peanut oil is another favorite frying oil that we like to use.
  • Storage: Fried pickles are best fresh and hot, but if you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat, place on a baking sheet in a single layer and reheat at 400 degrees until warmed through. You can also reheat in the air fryer at 360 degrees F for 2 minutes. If not completely warmed through, heat in 15-30 seconds intervals until warm.


Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 415mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 339IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 1mg