fryday: fried pickles


Fried Pickles | Fortune Goodies

You guys, I’ve been looking forward to this day all week.

Finally, I can share with you this great recipe for fried pickles. Finally, I’ve made something with Frank’s Red Hot, even if just a little. Finally, I can tell you about my childhood habit of sneaking dill pickles at midnight. Finally, it’s Fryday, the best day of the week.

You’ll see what I mean.

Fried Pickle Batter Ingredients

Making your own fried pickles is easy. A little too easy. 

You take your dill pickle slices from a jar, combine some flour and some spices, and make a separate Frank’s Red Hot, Worcestershire and egg mixture. 

Dipping Pickle Slices for Frying

Once your dry and wet dipping dishes are ready, take a pickle chip, coat it in the flour, dunk it in the egg mixture, coat it in the flour once more, and set aside. Repeat and repeat. 

I need a manicure.

Battered Pickles for Frying

Batter up! Here are the coated pickles ready for the frying oil. 

Frying Fried Pickles

Have you ever tried taking pictures of food as it’s frying? I don’t recommend it. This is the best one I could get. 

Try not to overcrowd the pot as you fry. The more patient you are now, the more you can reward yourself with fried pickles later. 

Fried Pickles & Spicy Ranch Sauce

The pictures post-frying came out much better.

Here you can (barely) see me dipping one of the pickle chips into a little dish of spicy ranch. Don’t skip the ranch.

I cropped out my fingers, because I really do need a manicure.

Fryday Fried Pickles

And here’s one last picture for good measure.

I’m smitten. So smitten that I’ll be making these for our football-viewing pleasure (oxymoron) this Sunday. For once, I’m kind of looking forward to kickoff.

I hope you have yourself a wonderful weekend. TGIFryday.

fried pickles
for the fried pickles
  1. 1 small jar thick-sliced dill pickles
  2. 1 cup flour
  3. ¼ teaspoon paprika
  4. ¼ teaspoon Old Bay seasoning (optional)
  5. ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  6. ½ teaspoon pepper
  7. 1 egg
  8. 1/3 cup milk
  9. 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  10. 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  11. ½ teaspoon salt
for the spicy ranch
  1. 1/3 cup Ranch dressing (use your favorite brand or make your own)
  2. 1-2 teaspoons hot sauce
to make the pickles
  1. In a heavy-bottomed pan, heat 1-inch of vegetable oil over medium heat to 365 degrees.
  2. Meanwhile, in a flat bowl, combine and whisk flour, paprika, Old Bay, garlic powder and pepper. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, Worcestershire, hot sauce, milk and salt. Set that aside next to the first bowl.
  4. Next, we prepare the pickles. Place a layer of paper towels on a plate, and lay pickles in a flat layer on top. Dab the juices off the top of the pickles with another paper towel.
  5. Time to set the dipping station. Take your plate of pickles and line it up next to the flour and egg mixtures, and add another clean plate on the other end.
  6. Dip a pickle into the flour, flip it over several times to coat.
  7. Dip the pickle into the egg wash quickly, just to get it wet.
  8. Then, dip the pickle back into the flour, and flip it around in there several times to coat it well.
  9. Lay dipped pickle on to the clean plate, and repeat with all pickles.
  10. Frying time. Move your dipped pickles over to the stove top, and prepare a draining station by lining a plate with paper towels.
  11. Using tongs or chopsticks, drop a few pickles into the hot oil. Be careful not to overcrowd the pot. Having too much in there can bring down the temperature of the oil.
  12. Fry pickles until golden brown, then remove from oil and drain on your draining station.
to make spicy ranch
  1. Easy. Just combine ranch dressing with hot sauce until it's to your liking.
  2. Enjoy!
  1. Tip: If you aren't a fan of fried pickle smell (I am), open your windows and turn your vent fan on as you fry.
Adapted from Lemon Sugar
Adapted from Lemon Sugar
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9 Responses to fryday: fried pickles

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  2. Sharon says:

    These fried pickles look so good! The batter looks excellent. When I make them I’ll be sure to post how they turned out, thanks for the recipe :)

  3. Ilena says:

    very good recipe. I am searching recipe just like this for making pickles.
    thanks for valuable information.

  4. Erna says:

    Nice blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere?

    A theme like yours with a few simple tweeks would really make my blog shine.
    Please let me know where you got your theme.
    Many thanks

    • Yang says:

      Hi Erna! Thanks for the compliment. My blog theme is custom made. Designed by a friend of mine and programmed by a web developer who no longer does custom work did the implementation.

  5. Bannie says:

    Just made a batch of these for the first time in my life….they were pretty good :) Thanks for sharing! I will be trying the fried apple rings next 😉

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