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Crispy Deep Fried Pickles

Homemade fried pickles are crisp, delicious, and easier to make than you think!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: deep fried pickles, fried pickles
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 142kcal
Author: Katie Shaw


  • 24 pickle slices
  • cup all-purpose flour divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 egg
  • cup milk
  • ¾ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 quart oil for frying


  • Preheat oil to 375 degrees in an electric deep fryer. Pat the pickles dry and set aside.
  • Combine 1 cup of the flour with the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne in a medium mixing bowl. Mix the egg and milk in a separate mixing bowl. Combine the flour and Panko in a third bowl. Working with a few at a time, dip the pickles first in the seasoned flour bowl, then in the milk/ egg bowl, then in the Panko/ flour bowl.
  • Place the breaded pickles in a single layer in the deep fryer basket. Lower carefully into the hot oil and fry for 3-4 minutes, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.


Dill pickles are our favorite, bur any kind of pickle will work. 
Choose a lightly flavored olive for frying, such as vegetable or peanut. 
Try serving with homemade Cajun ranch for extra spice. 


Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 876mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 176IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2mg