Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Deep Fried Pickles

Disclaimer - YES I LIVE IN THE SOUTH!! Where we love to eat all things fried!! :o) I don't really remember where or when my love for fried pickles started, but when it did...oh my...Vlasic look out!!!

Let me just tell you that if you have never tried a fried pickle, let this be your opportunity to live on the edge! These little guys are sooo good! And the sauce I make with them is out of this world good...if you're lucky I will post that next!

When I went over to my friend, Kristen's, I wanted to have a fun little appetizer for us to snack on since I knew the Deep Dish Pizza was going to take awhile to bake. I had been looking at other food blogs that day and happened to stumble across these! I couldn't help but click on them because I remembered being a kid and going to the county fair and seeing all the things they served always amazed me what some of those stands were throwing in their fryers! I got to looking on her blog, she has apparently fried just about everything out there, when I stumbled across the pickles! I knew right away I wanted to make them...and I was even more curious to see if my friends had ever tried them. They actually hadn't, but I think I have converted their taste buds...we went through a whole jar of pickles!! LOL

*I did make changes to the recipe, mine are listed below.*

Deep Fried Pickles

20(ish) Vlasic Dill Pickle Slices (dried see below)
2 Eggs
1/2 Milk
3/4 Flour
1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
1 Tablespoon Cayenne
1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
Dash of salt and pepper
1 to 1 1/2 cups Panko Bread Crumbs
Salt to season after frying (optional)
Vegetable Oil for frying (I used a whole container)
*To dry the pickles...drain the pickles and lay on paper towels. Put more paper towels on top to absorb the liquid.**
In a small shallow bowl mix the milk and egg together. In another small shallow bowl mix the flour, cayenne, onion, salt and pepper and garlic together. In the last bowl add the Panko crumbs. One at a time dip the pickles into the egg mixture then into the flour. Shake off the excess flour and dip back into the egg then cover in the Panko crumbs. Lay the covered pickles in a single layer onto a baking sheet, when all pickles have been covered place the tray into the freezer for 1 hour (this will ensure the coating sticks to the pickle in the deep fryer). Heat vegetable oil to 375 degrees in deep pan. Cook a single layer of pickles at a time until they float and brown in color...about 5 minutes. Place on paper towel to drain. Sprinkle with salt if desired. Serve with my secret sauce...stay tuned tomorrow! You don't want to miss this EASY AMAZING sauce!
*Photography by Kristen Wiltse*


  1. They serve Fried Pickles on the menu at Toot's! My dad used to take us there sometimes after WKU games. I like 'em!

  2. mmm these were sooooo goood! I'm really glad I gave them a try! And remember, they were also Stealer-dog approved. ;) She just couldn't resist the tastiness of these little guys!

  3. I LOVE Fried Pickles!! THese look fantastic!!!

  4. Um WOW. Could this be the best recipe ever? I have never even heard of deep fried pickles but by golly, I think I need some!

  5. Deep fried crispy pickles sound great!

  6. Okay, I'm adding you to my reader. :) I love fried pickles so much. I've only had them once at Busch Gardens, but my mouth is watering just thinking about them!

  7. hmmm.... could someone point me in the direction of the secret sauce please!


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