Kirbie's Cravings

Fried Pickles

photo of a bowl of Fried Pickles

Lately, I’ve developed a habit of trying to recreate dishes at home that I have eaten from restaurants that did not do a good job.

I had fried pickles at a burger place a few months ago. DH and I did not like them at all. Super salty and kind of soggy. So we decided to try recreating them at home. We like our version much better.
photo of a burger with a side of fried pickles
It’s pretty easy to make. We bought some sliced dill pickles from the grocery store, coated them in a simple batter and then fried them until they were golden brown.

These are perfect with a homemade burger meal or maybe as a TV viewing appetizer.
photo of a basket of fried pickles

Fried Pickles

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
These fried pickles are easy to make at home and are a great game-day or party snack.


  • 1 small jar 16 oz of sliced dill pickles
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs


  • Pour about 2 inches of oil in pot being used for frying. Heat to 350°F.
  • In a small bowl, mix together flour and breadcrumbs. Keep the buttermilk in a separate bowl. Dip pickle slice in buttermilk, then flour mixture, then again in buttermilk and again in flour mixture, so there is a double coat. 
  • Gently place into hot oil. Repeat with other pickles. Fry a few at a time until they are golden brown. Remove finished pickles from hot oil and place on a paper towel to drain some of the oil. Repeat process with remaining pickles.

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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8 comments on “Fried Pickles”

  1. I LOVE pickles in general but really love them fried, yumm

  2. I am SO glad that I am not the only person who has something at a restaurant and thinks, I can do this better. Or, I would change this and that and then it would be ideal.

    I love your reviews and recipes!

    • Haha. I think the more one bakes and cooks, you start to appreciate certain restaurant foods more but also become more critical too for things that you know aren’t that hard/you can do better.

  3. Fried Pickles, made these exactly like the recipe except I added Cajun Seasoning! made a sauce with buttermilk ranch, sriracha, & cajun seasoning!!! sooooooooo yummy!! Even better than a restaurant..

  4. yes cajun seasoning does sound good.
    i havent ever had fried pickles, waht restaurant serves them ?

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