Easy Fried Pickles

Easy fried pickles - The perfect appetizer or side dish!

Pickles are my thing. I eat them right out of the jar and on anything I can. I think they add the perfect crunch to an already tasty dish. I could literally go on and on about why I love pickles, but I’ll stop while I’m ahead. One of my favorite restaurants have THE best fried pickles I have ever tasted, and would always factor in when deciding where to go. Now that I think about it, they were the first fried pickles I had ever tried. It seems my husband felt the same way and couldn’t resist driving a half hour just to indulge in, what I assume, are non-waistline friendly pickles. We needed a better, more practical option, so that’s where my research started.

Easy fried pickles - Crispy, golden brown fried pickles. The perfect appetizer or side dish!

Let’s just say, batter and I, are not a good combination. When I’ve tried frying things in the past, the entire outside layer would come off with the first bite, leaving me with the same food I started out with. It was so frustrating! Anything I tried, I had the same problem. I gave up frying for a while, for reasons that might include a pair of ripped jeans, and then the whole batter problem.

When my next craving hit, I resisted the temptation of driving to the restaurant and went with a different strategy. I knew a wet batter wouldn’t work, at least not for me, but I had never tried a breadcrumb mixture. I love how breadcrumbs taste when they are fried. After playing around with a couple of things, I found panko actually worked perfectly and mixing it with breadcrumbs really helped the coating cover the entire pickle, while adding flavor. I use the seasoned breadcrumbs, and also added some ranch dressing mix. These pickles also pair perfectly with the spicy ranch sauce I use on my Bacon Mushroom Swiss Stuffed BurgerEasy fried pickles - Crispy, golden brown fried pickles. The perfect appetizer or side dish!

If you are one of the many people, and surprisingly I’ve met a lot, who loves a good fried pickle then you need to try this super simple recipe. You’ll have your friends and family asking if you picked them up from a restaurant. And you can gloat that you absolutely did not!

Easy fried pickles - Crispy, golden brown fried pickles. The perfect appetizer or side dish!

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Easy Fried Pickles
Crunchy pickle topped with a zesty coating and then deep fried.
Course appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
Course appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
Instructions
  1. Drain pickles and dry slightly with a paper towel. This will help the coating stick better.
  2. Combine the panko, breadcrumbs, and ranch seasoning in a bowl.
  3. In a second bowl beat the eggs with a tsp. of milk or water.
  4. Place the flour in a third bowl and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  5. Heat your oil over medium heat.
  6. Coat entire pickle in flour. Then, dip into the egg. Place in the panko mixture making sure the egg is covered with it.
  7. Place in hot oil and brown both sides. About 3 minutes. Set on a paper towel in between batches for the access oil to be absorbed.
Recipe Notes

Be sure not to overcrowd the pickles in the oil. Place just enough in the oil so they are not overlapping.

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