Fried Dill Pickles

Fried pickles are a lovely concoction of battered crunchiness with a briny pickle inside. They are fried just long enough to cook the breading leaving the defining ‘snap’ of the pickle intact.

I initially thought the pickle would get soft and the breading soggy from all the moisture in the pickle but I proved my own self wrong.Even the next day, straight from the fridge cold, they were just about as good as when first made.

My homemade buttermilk ranch dressing made the best dipping sauce for them! Cool and creamy, it was the perfect thing to temper the hot, sourness of the pickle. I truly didn’t expect to like these so much. A hot pickle? That goes against everything a pickle stands for but they were unexpectedly delicious. And addictive.

I never was all that crazy about pickles. Until now. This elevates them to a whole new level. Of love.

Fried Dill Pickles

Rating: 51

Fried Dill Pickles

Fried pickles are a lovely concoction of battered crunchiness with a briny pickle inside.


24 ounces dill pickle chips
vegetable, canola or peanut oil for frying
2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
2 cups panko crumbs
sea or kosher salt and fresh black pepper
1 egg
2/3 cup buttermilk


  1. Drain the pickles in a colander and blot dry with paper towels.
  2. Set up a dredging station by adding a cup of the flour to a shallow bowl or dish. In a medium mixing bowl whisk the buttermilk and egg together. Mix the flour and panko together in a large, shallow pan or dish and season lightly with salt and pepper.
  3. Meanwhile heat a 1/2 inch oil in large, deep-sided skillet to 350-360 degrees F.
  4. Coat pickles with flour then egg then panko crumbs, pressing the crumbs onto the pickles with your hands.
  5. Fry in batches 1-2 minutes each or until golden brown, flipping pickles over once. Drain on paper towels.
  6. Serve with Ranch Dressing.


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  1. Swathi says

    Reeni,This looks fabulous. As I have weakness to fried dishes, this i will try. last click is so tempting. one.

  2. Federica says

    What a particular dish dear, I've never heard of a similar recipe and now I'd be curious to taste it. It looks amazing. Bye bye, hope you have a great Sunday

  3. says

    I have never heard of such a thing as "Fried Pickles" but I just know that I have been missing out! The combinations of the crisp fried pickle with the buttermilk ranch sounds absolutely lovely. This would be an awesome appetizer to bring to a holiday party!

  4. Debbi Does Dinner He says

    I would have all the same concerns as you and they don't SOUND overly good but I'm quite sure you're right and they are awesome!!

  5. says

    Fried pickles are truly a revelation :) I've had them at a restaurant before, but they were battered and fried. These look AMAZING. I know it does sound crazy (fried pickles?) but they are so damn good!! I want some right now, haha.

  6. Every Little Thing says

    This is how frying is supposed to go! I tried to improvise with no success. They look delish.

  7. Melynda says

    I love stuff like this! I just got a (used) cast iron dutch oven (no lid yet) and had thought it would be a great deep fry kettle. Oh man…..

  8. says

    You're a woman after my own heart Reeni. I had the same concerns as ou, but when I tried these at a restaurant they absolutely won me over!

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