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Plate of ridiculously good fried pickles with a side of sauce for dipping.

Ridiculously Good Fried Pickles

  • Author: Millie Brinkley
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 mnutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x


Now you can make your favorite restaurant appetizer at home in less than 30 minutes.  These ridiculously good fried pickles are the bar snacks that you’ve been craving.



Peanut or vegetable oil for frying

1 large egg

12 ounces beer (I used Corona)

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon seasoned salt

1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder

½ teaspoon Italian seasoning

1 cup all-purpose flour

½ cup corn starch

1 (16-ounce) jar dill pickle chips, drained and dried on paper towels


In a Dutch oven, pour 1-1 ½-inches of oil into the pot and place over medium-high heat.  

Insert a deep-fry thermometer and heat the oil until it registers 375 degrees.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl whisk together the egg, beer, baking powder, garlic powder, seasoned salt, Italian seasoning, flour, and corn starch until smooth.

Add half of the dried pickles to the batter and toss to coat.

Use a slotted spoon or Chinese spider to remove the pickles from the batter, shaking to allow the excess batter to drip off.

Add the pickles to the oil, one at a time, and fry until golden brown – about 2 minutes.

Use a spider or slotted spoon to remove the pickles to a paper towel-lined baking sheet to drain.

Allow the oil to return to 375 degrees.

Repeat the process with the remaining pickles.

Serve warm.

  • Category: Starter - Appetizer
  • Method: Fry
  • Cuisine: Southern

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