Here’s a weird connection for you: fried pickles + love. As I was making these fried pickles the other day I was thinking about the very first time I ate fried pickles. This is often my train of thought when I’m working on something. And I realized that the very first time I had fried pickles was at a bar with Trey.
This was before we liked each other. Truth be told I actually didn’t like him all that much the night we ate fried pickles, but we were seeing one of the last Harry Potter movies that night and I had learned (from experience) that it’s better to be with someone at the movies than by yourself when it comes to Harry Potter.
There’s just too much to say after credit rolls, you’ll end up bugging your movie theatre neighbors.
Anyway. I immediately loved fried pickles. Duh. A few months later I tried making a version for my blog. Not this blog here. I had my own food blog before I decided to team up with my sister. I tried a slightly different, more fussy breading method back then. It was more like how you would bread fried chicken (yeah, I know about that).
And it was yummy but these, these are on another level. And you MUST make the mayo dipping sauce. It’s easy. And the pickles are pretty easy. This whole thing is SO easy but try not to make these too often. Fried pickles should be a special treat. Maybe shared with a special someone.
That’s been the case for me oddly enough. Bet you didn’t expect this fried pickle post to get sappy, huh?
Fried Pickles + Spicy Dill Pickle Mayo, makes a basket full.
1/3 cup cornmeal
2/3 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1 jar sliced pickles, drained (reserve the juice)
For the dipping sauce:
1/4 cup mayo
1 tablespoon pickle juice
1/4 teaspoon fresh dill, chopped
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
a sprinkle of salt + pepper
In a large bowl, stir together the pickle batter ingredients (the first four ingredients listed above). Drain the pickles and gently pat dry with paper towels. Add them to the bowl and toss so that each pickle gets coated.
Fry them in oil (I used canola) that is heated to 375°F for 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove to a plate covered in paper towels and sprinkle on a little salt + pepper.
Stir together the dipping sauce ingredients and serve chilled beside the warm fried pickles. Make these for friends some night, they are silly and totally delicious! xo. Emma
oh wow. i’ll definitely be making these!!! yuuuummmmmm
These look amazing! I’ll definitely have to make them sometime soon.
Definitely bookmarking this recipe. Never had fried pickles before and they look unbelievably tasty!
I’m sold! I just called my mother-in-law over so we can make them… Now! Haha
I just made these using bread and butter pickles! So good! But I think I will use dill pickles next time. I also veganized the dipping sauce so easily just by using Vegenaise instead of mayo- i had to stop myself from just eating it with a spoon!!
I’ve never tried fried pickles. This post makes me want to try it. Yum!
I made these last night and they were amazing. Perfect recipe!
i should never read your blog late at night – it always makes me feel hungry! 😉
these look absolutely delicious! love pickles!
Going to make a gluten free version of these
they sound strange but yummy, nice to see the Newcastle brown ale, Newcastle is just near my home town 🙂
Haha, I wonder how you got to invite someone you didn’t like all that much to a movie 😛 But I’m deffo trying these once! Maybe make them for my (secret) crush? 😛
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don’t know if i could do the whole pickles thing (ick), but they look so yummy! i guess they say, don’t knock it ’til you try it so maybe i’ll have to give them a go.
I have never heard of fried pickles but I’m a huge fan of pickles gherkins! I think I’ll try this recipe soon … maybe I’ll find someone to share them with? 🙂
this post is making me SO HUNGRY!!
definitely going to have to try these out 🙂
Wow, that actually looks pretty good. Reminds me of county fair food, which is my favorite!
Jane from Harley & Jane
I LOVE fried pickles! I can’t wait to try these! Yummy in my tummy! 🙂
fried pickles is downright interesting will so try this and I love the sauce that accompanies it as well sounds like its a good match! thanks for sharing this recipe! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com
Oh my, I love me some fried pickles. I don’t eat them very often but I think it’s time I make some more just so I can try dipping them in this spicy mayo.
I’m from England so I’m not entirely sure what pickles are(?) but they look yummy anyway! 🙂 xx