Deep Fried Pickles

Total Time:
1 hr 20 min
25 min
30 min
25 min

24 pickles

  • 24 dill pickle spears, chilled
  • Egg wash, recipe follows
  • Breading, recipe follows
  • Canola oil, for frying
  • Ranch dressing, recipe follows
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Using only very cold dill pickle spears, dip pickle into egg wash and then coat with breading. Repeat until no pickles remain, and arrange dipped pickles on a sheet pan lined with waxed paper. Chill for at least 30 minutes.

  • In a deep fryer, heat oil to 375 degrees F. Alternatively, heat oil in a large, heavy pot suitable for deep-frying. Carefully add chilled pickle spears, in batches, to the hot oil and fry for about 3 1/2 minutes or until golden. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Serve with Ranch Dressing.

Egg Wash:
  • 2 cups milk

  • 2 eggs

  • Pinch lemon pepper

  • Pinch dill weed

  • Pickle juice

  • Breading:

  • 2 1/2 cups cornmeal

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup lemon pepper

  • 1/2 cup dill weed

  • 4 teaspoons paprika

  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt

  • Pinch cayenne pepper, or more to taste

  • For egg wash: In a baking dish, whisk all ingredients together, except pickle juice. Add pickle juice, to taste, and whisk to combine.

  • For breading: Combine all ingredients in a baking dish.

Ranch Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 3 tablespoons minced parsley leaves

  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1/2 garlic clove, minced

  • Mayonnaise

  • In a large mixing bowl, stir all ingredients together, except mayonnaise. Add mayonnaise, as needed, to thicken. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Professional Recipe: This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and makes a large quantity. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe in the proportions indicated and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.

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