Fried Pickles – how to make fried pickles with sliced dill pickles, breaded in seasoned flour, and fried crispy. Homemade fried pickles are a fun side dish to add to your bbq plate and take just a few minutes to make.
Fried Pickles have been a popular recipe for years with clients when BBQ was on the menu. They are crispy, slightly spicy and sour. Fried pickles taste amazing dipped in ranch or honey mustard. The first time I tried Fried pickles was actually because a client wanted me to make some for a BBQ at their beach home I was catering, and I had never had one. So, I went to a local BBQ house and ordered some. I immediately wondered how on earth I had never had fried pickles before because they were amazing!
How to Make Fried Pickles – A Couple Tips
Mind you I am pretty much addicted to pickles, so frying them and dipping them in a sauce isn’t a huge leap for me. I met the chef and told him I was looking to recreate them for my clients and he was totally cool about it and not only shared his recipe, but he actually showed me how to make fried pickles.
- The one thing I immediately noticed was he was slicing whole pickles! I would’ve guessed he would’ve used pre-sliced ones for convenience sake, but he said that they are usually too thin and too soggy once you dry them out. So a quick slice with a crinkle cut knife is all it took, and the pickle chips looked amazing.
- I did the frying in my trusty cast iron skillet because I made a bigger batch, but use a pan as small as you need. No point wasting more oil if you don’t have to, the pickle flavor will stick around!