Super Easy and Spicy Fried Pickles Recipe -
Super Easy and Spicy Fried Pickles Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Super Easy and Spicy Fried Pickles

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"Super easy, spicy and tasty fried pickles for the pickle-lovers among us!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    15 mins


  1. Heat the oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat.
  2. Pat the pickle slices dry with paper towels. In a small bowl, stir together the bread crumbs, cayenne pepper, black pepper and garlic powder. Dip pickle slices into the egg, and then coat with the bread crumb mixture.
  3. Fry the pickles in the hot oil, until golden brown on each side, turning once. Transfer to paper towels, and serve hot with Ranch dressing.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 30, 2011

Excellent! After I patted the pickle slices dry, I put them in flour; then egg; and then the bread crumb mixture. I then put them on a parchment paper-lined pan and put them in the freezer for a couple hours. I think that really helped the breading to stay on. You may also omit the pepper(s) if you want it kid-friendly or you don't like spicy. Minus the peppers, it tasted just like those at the Quaker Steak and Lube restaurants! I found that the dill pickle slices work much better than spears.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 07, 2012

Perhaps it was the cheap pickles I used, but next time I will try a batter that also includes flour and milk. The bread crumbs added texture though, which I liked!


53 Ratings

Jul 06, 2010

These were fantastic!!! I added some dill weed to the bread crumb mixture, and worcestershire sauce to the beaten eggs. I'd recommend double dipping so you have a good crispy coating. They turned out great! Will definitely make again!!

Nov 14, 2006

I have fried pickles all the time, but I never added any spice. These are great. The ones I make I coat in cornmeal, because I first had them at a catfish place that did the same, but now this way I have a different way to fry my pickles..

Nov 21, 2008

My kids and husband loved these. It was a fun after school snack, and I was able to cook and clean all within 15 minutes.

Apr 08, 2010

YUM! I've only made the pickles that were battered before, so I wanted to give this a shot to compare...these were way better, IMO! I LOVED the spicy kick of these! I halved the recipe, but only used 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper because my little guy was eating these too! We really REALLY enjoyed these and I will be making these often! Thanks for sharing. :)

Sep 28, 2007

I had fried pickles before and they were really salty. This is the best recipe out there hands down!!!

Feb 11, 2007

Update: Made these for my FIL for a Superbowl appetizer. He really did not like them, but I thought they were good! I think fried pickles are an 'aquired taste'! Note to previous reviewer: I think that this might need paprika, maybe 1/4-1/2 tsp.? I am combining this recipe with one a friend gave me, also hers uses beer combined w/ egg to dip in. Might try that, too. Will update on taste.


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  • Calories
  • 291 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 55 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 23.3 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 1956 mg
  • 78%

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

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