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Deep Fried Pickles Recipe

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You will flip for these deep fried pickles! They taste like indulgent fair food but you can make them right in your own kitchen. Make a really huge batch – your family will love them too! 

Deep Fried Pickle Recipe

My Pickle Obsession

I am slightly obsessed with pickles and have been for most of life. I am one of those savory over sweet people that love a good pickle and will take down a jar in one sitting.

I’ve had deep fried pickles at restaurants many times. Truly, it has probably every time that I see it on a menu. I’ve been dying to try to make them and felt compelled after I found these yummy looking bread and butter pickles. We used the deep fryer for the first time today to make these excellent deep-fried pickles. I know that you will love them as much as I do!

Deep Fried Pickles Appetizer Recipe

What are the best pickles to deep fry? 

When it comes to taste, the choice is entirely up to you. I personally found that the bread and butter pickles have a slightly sweet taste that really helps the salty exterior stand out. 

But I’ve also had some incredible dill pickles that people fried up. 

Try some of each and do a taste test. See which you like best! 

Can you make fried pickles in an air fryer? 

If you don’t want to use hot oil, you can always make these in the air fryer too. In fact, Plated Cravings has a really fantastic recipe. She uses bread crumbs and flour and air fries them at 400 for about 10 minutes. It’s pretty simple and no grease splattering. 

Deep Fried Pickles

Deep Fried Pickle Recipe

Here’s my recipe! You can also find it at the bottom in a printable recipe card. 

Ingredients 

 Bubbies Bread and Butter Pickles

Tools & Supplies

These are the tools and things you’ll need before you fry up the pickles. 

How to Make Deep Fried Pickles At Home

To do this you really will need a deep fryer. It makes them turn out the best, there’s no way around it. 

1. Heat the Oil in the Deep Fryer. 

You want it to get up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Use a thermometer if you have to – this is the perfect temperature for deep frying. 

2. Drain the Pickles

This is important. If you want crispy fried pickles, you need to make sure and get the excess moisture off of them, so pour the pickle jar over a strainer in the sink to drain all the pickle juice. 

Pickle slices in a strainer3. Prepare the buttermilk. 

In a large bowl, pour the buttermilk. You will use this for dredging.

Pickles in buttermilk before frying them. 4. Mix flour and spices in a bag. 

In a large ziplock bag, add the 3 cups of flour and all the spices. Close the ziplock and mix the spices with the flour.

5. Dredge the pickles.

Dredge the pickles in the buttermilk, then put the pickle in the flour and repeat the buttermilk and then the flour again.

Pickles with flour and buttermilk before frying

6. Fry the pickles.

Using a slotted spoon, drop the pickles into the fryer. Fry the pickles for 2 minutes on each side. You can flip them by pushing on one side of the pickle.

Deep frying pickles

7. Drain the oil. 

Line a large plate with two paper towels so that the oil can drain off. Pick up the basket out of the oil and let sit for a minute so the oil can drain and the fryer basket can cool.

Fresh fried pickles

8. Serve the pickles

Flip the basket over the paper towel-lined plate to sop up the oil. Serve with dipping sauce.

Fried Pickles with dipping sauce

 

What to serve with fried pickles

These make a really great snack or a side dish at cookouts. If you fry up a huge batch, you’ll have enough for an entire party. 

I love serving fried foods with something sweet to counteract the oil and grease. Here are some other appetizer or snack ideas that will taste amazing with these fried pickles. 

  • Fresh fruit salad
  • Cheesecake
  • Homemade apple pie
  • Cake pops
  • Cookies

Of course, you could also serve a bunch of fried foods together! The choice is up to you. 

Deep Fried Pickles Recipe

Easy Deep Fried Pickles Recipe - perfect for an appetizer using bread and butter pickles like Bubbies - made with Cucumbers, Mustard Seeds, Celery Seeds
4 from 3 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Deep Fried, Fried, Pickles
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 16 Ounces
Calories: 109kcal
Author: Aprilgolightly

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Pour the Oil in the fryer.
  • Heat the Oil until it gets to 350 degrees F.
  • Pour the pickle jar over a strainer to drain the pickles.
  • In a large bowl, pour the buttermilk. You will use this for dredging.
  • In a large ziplock bag, add the 3 cups of flour and all the spices.
  • Close the ziplock and mix the spices with the flour.
  • Dredge the pickles in the buttermilk, then put the pickle in the flour and repeat the buttermilk and then the flour again.
  • Using a slotted spoon, drop the pickles into the fryer.
  • Fry the pickles for 2 minutes on each side. You can flip them by pushing on one side of the pickle.
  • Line a large plate with 2 paper towels so that the oil can drain off.
  • Pick up the basket out of the oil and let sit for a minute so the oil can drain and the fryer basket can cool.
  • Flip the basket over the paper towel lined plate to sop up the oil.
  • Serve with dipping sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 1588mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 7.6% | Vitamin C: 0.4% | Calcium: 5.2% | Iron: 7.2%

 

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Easy Deep Fried Pickles Recipe

More Deep Fried Recipes

Here are some more of my favorite fried recipes. These are all perfect for those indulgent snack times. 

  • Deep Fried Oreos – You will love how the white stuff in the middle melts in your mouth when you deep fry some Oreos. It isn’t just fair food! 
  • Soft Pretzel Bites – These are wonderful after school snacks. Perfect for parties too. 
  • Bacon Donut Recipe – There is nothing quite like the combination of fried bacon crumbles on a maple-flavored donut. It’s pure heaven. 

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8 thoughts on “Deep Fried Pickles Recipe”

  1. This is the first time I’ve seen deep fried pickles done with bread and butter pickles they usually use dill pickles. I think this could also be another great recipe with the fun Twist on an old recipe


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