Fried Pickles

Homemade fried picklesHere'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 yourslef 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.How to make fried picklesAnyway. I immediatley 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 speical 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?Dill picklesFried Pickles + Spicy Dill Pickle Mayo, makes a basketfull.

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 The best fried pickle recipeIn 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 delicous! xo. Emma

  • 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

    Xoxo Renee

  • 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 should never read your blog late at night – it always makes me feel hungry! 😉
    these look absolutely delicious! love pickles!
    Cheray x

  • 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 @

  • 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

  • this looks delicious!

  • I saw fried pickles on the menu last night when I went out for dinner, and was too chicken to try something new. These look soooooo good, will definitely be giving it a shot!

  • I have never heard of fried pickles! Maybe one day I’ll give it a shot. I’m not a huge fan of pickles, but this looks okay.

  • Fried pickles are delicious.

    That is hilarious that you didn’t like Trey very much and now you are getting married. I hope you like him more now 🙂 Kidding, I know you do.

  • Can’t believe you are drinking Newcastle Brown Ale (better known as a bottle of dog if you live in Newcastle!) the world really is getting smaller 🙂 Can’t wait to try those pickles.

  • I mean…with a cold beer…shut the front door. We would get along, you and I. 🙂

  • Wonder if the spicy sauce would be ok made with sour cream instead of mayo?

  • As a good Southern girl, I love me some fried pickles! I’ve tried to make them healthier with baked versions but they are never teh same. I have a feeling these will be worth the extra fried calories 🙂

  • love this, and love the story behind it. i was with my now-husband the first time he tried fried pickles…i knew it was love when he liked them as much as i do!

  • I’ve never tried fried pickles before, but these look absolutely amazing!

  • I’ve had fried zucchini, but never fried pickles! I’ll have to try this!

  • these look so ridiculously good Emma!
    it’s only 10.00 in the morning, and i want to eat them now!
    thanks for this 🙂 gonna try for sure.

  • omg cant wait to try these! they look fabulous! thanks for sharing the recipe!! xo

  • This recipe looks perfect. I love fried pickles, but I really don’t like pickles at all otherwise. I can’t explain that.

  • Oh these look so good! I know what I’m making for my next dinner party 🙂

    Lulu xx

  • these look delicious! fried pickles are one of my favourite pub foods to eat when i’m out, but i never have considered making them – so yum! could you do the same method with spears? or zucchini sticks?

  • i am obsessed with Pickles!! and this looks delightful!

    – Janine

  • I’ve never tried fried pickles, but these look delicious!

    xo Lisa
    Making Life’s Lemons

  • Very interesting snack, should definitely try it out on a carefree day haha.

    ★ Cookiie

  • Mmm…that dipping sauce sounds delicious. I think it would be fabulous with fries, too. Must try!

  • LOVE fried pickles! excited to try this recipe 🙂 thanks for sharing!

  • Looks super yummy!
    In my household we love a good pickle, but I’ve never tried fried pickles. Have only ever seen them on menus, but have never ordered them.
    These don’t look that intense, so I might just have to make them one day.
    xo Quinn

    Quinn Cooper Style

  • Oh my goodness these look so yummo, I’m a sucker for pickles!

  • Those pickles looks amazing. I’ve never thought to fry a pickle. I’m going to get work on veganizing the dipping sauce.

  • Fried pickles, (or Frickles as I like to call them!) are my absolute favourite sinful snack. I remember when you posted the first fired pickles recipe on Food Coma; I tried it out and remember really enjoying them. If you say that these are better, then oh boy am I in for a treat!

  • These look so delicious! And that dip sounds good too 🙂 Having a few beers at home tonight, think I’ll have to give them a go 🙂

    Cathy x
    Turquoise Flamingo

  • I don’t like pickles but this looks really good

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  • These look absolutely amazing! and Newcastle ale is my absolute favorite! weird to see it in USA though 🙂

    Girl With A Movie Camera- lifestyle blog by Kotryna Bass

  • Oooh! I love fried pickles and I love the sound of the spicy dill mayo even more!

  • This sounds amazing! Have a slight addiction to pickles and this sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing 🙂 S xo

  • Oh my god I have to try this! Amazing xx

  • Oh my that looks so yummy!!

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  • This post has made me realize I haven’t had pickles in a really long time and have never had these. I need to make these! Thanks for this 🙂

  • I saw these at the ballpark the other day and wanted to buy them so badly to taste them. But, seeing as I didn’t want to spend my money on something I wasn’t even sure I would like, I didn’t buy them. So I am so glad I have a recipe to make them on my own now! Because I really like pickles… 🙂

  • These look really yummy! What kind of pickle did you use? Dill? Garlic? Bread & Butter?

  • I made fried pickles last summer ( and they were so delicious! These look even better, though. Spicy+pickles=love. Cute story behind it, too 🙂 I enjoyed reading it.


  • I have Southern friends, and they always tell me to try fried pickles! Maybe I should try making this 😀

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  • I don’t eat mayo, but I will absolutely try frying some pickles! And Harry Potter… I love it.

    Juliette Laura

  • This looks delicious! I can’t wait to try this out! 😀

  • I’ve never tried fried pickles, but these do look terrific!

  • fried pickles will always have a special place in my heart because it was the very first thing i made in my new house! the hubs craved it and it was my first attempt at them. came out pretty tasty but i’ll have to try your version – & with the sauce!

  • I LOVE fried pickles and any food that garners up sentimentality 😉 I’m going to have to try this…

  • Oh how I love fried pickles! I’ve never thought to make them before. Thanks for sharing. The spicy mayo sounds amazing too.

  • Seriously. You ladies are dangerous! And you drink great beer 🙂

  • Fried pickles are great! I love that your recipe uses cornmeal so you get that extra bit of crunch.

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  • fried pickles are one of my FAVE treats! Yum, need to try your recipe :).

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