Tasty Tuesday ~ BEST EVER Deep Fried Pickles

fried pickles

If there ever were a most perfect ‘snacky-treat’ it would most assuredly be these little, crispy bites of heaven on earth… There is beer and batter and panko and ‘frying – ness’ all going on here… what could be better?!!  The combination of flavors is beyond explanation and these fried pickles have become a favorite amongst our camping crew…  but it’s winter and ma familia won’t wait til the summer love reappears so we fry them up in the garage!  I had to share these now so you to could make them for the big game – just like we will!! 

Deep Fried Pickles


  •          PICKLES: dill chips or spears…any dill will do!
  •          1 can of beer (any  can is good)
  •          1 and 1/2 c. flour – divided, you’ll mix and add more – if needed – until you have pancake consistency batter
  •          1/2 tsp. onion powder
  •          1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  •          1 tsp. each – Seasoned Salt and Pepper
  •          1 c. Panko – separate shallow bowl
  •          Oil – about 2 cups
  •          Ranch Dressing for Dipping


Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to about 375 degrees F .

Drain pickles and pat dry with a paper towel

Whisk together the beer, 1 and 1/2 cups flour, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and seasoned salt in a large bowl.   I like a good pancake consistency.

Dip the pickle slices into the beer batter, then coat them in the panko crumbs in the separate shallow bowl.

Fry the pickles in the preheated oil until golden and crisp, flipping as they brown at about 2.5-3 minutes – probably about 5 minutes total.

Serve with ranch dressing for dipping and be prepared for the addiction you have now created!!

*BONUS – there is plenty of batter left to try deep frying some cheese, veggies or chicken chunks… make your own ”Hodge Podge”!  Just remember, YOU created these monsters who will now beg you daily to recreate these amazing treats!!


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Posted on January 28, 2014, in Meals. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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