Beer Batter Deep Fried Dill Pickles Recipe -
Beer Batter Deep Fried Dill Pickles Recipe
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Beer Batter Deep Fried Dill Pickles

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"This is a recipe I've been using for deep fried pickles for years now."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    20 mins


  1. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Whisk together the beer, 1 1/2 cups flour, pepper, garlic powder, chili powder, and seasoned salt in a large bowl. Dip the pickle slices into the beer batter, then coat them in the remaining 1 1/2 cups flour.
  2. Fry the pickles in the preheated oil until golden and crisp, about 5 minutes.
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  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 01, 2012

These are unbelievably good. I fell in love with fried pickles at the AllRecipes Southern Round up in Florida. I never thought that I would be able to make these better than the ones that I had there but this recipe does it. I was a little worried when reading the recipe beccause I always dredged my food in the flour first, then in the beer batter. This recipe calls for just the opposite. So, I compromised, I dredged in the flour then in the batter and then again in the flour. I cannot believe how crispy this batter was. Even after sitting on the table for 30 minutes or so the breading was incredibly crisp. I am going to try using this recipe on fish and shrimp to see if it will remain crisp. This is definitely my go to fried pickle recip from now on. Thank you so much for posting.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 18, 2012

Needs more flavor. Makes way too much batter. Batter needs to be thicker.

Jan 27, 2012

Oh yeah, these were FANTASTIC! The batter was wonderfully crisp and delicious! Made as written and feel it's perfect as is. My only criticism is that there was too much batter for the amount of pickles specified. I had more pickles than called for and I still had some batter left. This would be a great batter for lots of different items. Served these w/ 'Quesidilla Jalapeno Spread' from here for dipping...Perfect match! My dad, who doesn't care for pickles (or fried food, lol) stopped by and I convinced him to try one...he ended up eating a few more than one, lol, and said that they had very good flavor and crunch. I will def. be making these again! Thanks for sharing. :)

Oct 06, 2011

Made these at my local bar (easier to use their fryer than do at home). They disappeared like smoke. I use a little less flour (1 bottle beer to 1 cup flour) to make a slightly thinner batter, as I like to use sandwhich slices (stackers) as opposed to quarters.

Jan 02, 2012

I love fried pickles but thought I'd never be able to make them...Well I was wrong! These are superb! Once the pickles are coated in the batter, they're a little slippery trying to get coated with flour, but it can be done! These are amazing - I highly recommend them and will DEFINITELY make again!!

Sep 04, 2012

ok, I use allrecipes ALL THE TIME in my kitchen and i often enjoy the results, but have yet to leave a review, but I felt I HAD to throw my 2 cents in on this particular recipe, I followed the recipe to a T and it was FANTASTIC i started out with 1/2 a jar as it said but after tasting one my boyfriend and i just went ahead and made the whole jar, they were wonderful,crispy,tangy and dipped in a little ranch dressing PERFECT, this is absolutely my new guilty pleasure craving, even just writing the review I'm wondering if i have the ingredients in the kitchen to make another batch :) wonderful job and thank you for sharing.

Dec 06, 2012

These are good Tinita, thank you. But I still prefer my simpler version of this. Equal parts beer and flour and seasonings of choice. Mix and let sit for 10 minutes or so. This creates a tempura like batter. Also, to make it less messy and easier, you can lightly dredge your pickles in cornstarch prior to dipping in batter.

Mar 10, 2012

Batter is a little too runny.


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  • Calories
  • 196 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 4.8 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 314 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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