Deep Fried Pickles

Total Time:
1 hr 20 min
Prep:
25 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
24 pickles
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 24 dill pickle spears, chilled
  • Egg wash, recipe follows
  • Breading, recipe follows
  • Canola oil, for frying
  • Ranch dressing, recipe follows
Directions

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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Disappointed, and the directions were confusing. I've made fried pickles before and agree, the cornmeal ratio to flour was too high. I thought I'd try something new...sigh...I think I'l try a beer batter recipe next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've cooked and eaten fried pickles many times. Recently I mistook this recipe for the one that I usually make, and it was horrible. As I was mixing the ingredients, I thought that the proportions were wrong, but I said to myself "You've made this before and it turned out good." Like I said, that was a mistake. I've become convinced that this recipe is only here as a joke or as a fake to give people bad advice. Quickly, the multitude of things wrong with this recipe: Way too much lemon pepper. Too much corn meal, it says it's a restaurant recipe, but the egg wash is a rediculously large amount and double what it should be, and pickle juice "to taste?" In an egg wash? This recipe has most of the right ingredients, but is just not good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Highly Recommend - it was a great hit at the office party. I'm doing it again due to popular demand. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think this calls for too much cornmeal. Texture was too gritty. Next time I will up the flour to cornmeal ratio. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good, I subbed rice flour because of my daughter intolerance to gluten and they turned out delish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My daughter loves these!! And she is very picky!! I will make these again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
AMAZING! I am a pickle addict so this receipe was a no brainer. My husband on the other hand is not but he LOVED this recipe. I scaled it down a bit because I was only making it for the two of us. Honestly I didn't determine the exact scaled down measurements but instead I guessed or eyeballed them and it was still delicous. This is a great EASY football season bar food. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish was everyone's favorite dish at our Superbowl party! item not reviewed by moderator and published
these are the best fried pickles you will ever have! My suggestion is to use the hamber dill pickles instead of the spears. the spears are just to thick. You will turn your guests into fried pickle lovers! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm from CA and I had never heard of fried pickles, when we moved to the south they served them as appetizers every where. My husband loves them and begged me to make some. I found this recipe & made some, they were delicious. These will be a fixture at our house for gatherings to come! item not reviewed by moderator and published
1/2 cup of lemon pepper is a lot! Is that the correct amount? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed this recipe almost exactly, except I used pickle chips. I also made sure to use COARSE yellow corn meal. I also let the pickles chill in the fridge over night after I battered them. The batter stuck beautifully and the pickles came out perfect! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had never eaten fried pickles much less made them. This was such an easy recipe to prepare and they were a big hit with my guests who had all eaten fried pickles before! I love food network. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this recipe does cause for a pretty large amount of some of the spices so i did not want to waste it and so I poured the flour mix out as i needed it to dip the soaked pickles in. i used the sandwich stacker pickles which are flat and my family liked these best(we did it both spears and these) i also put the flour mixture in a sealed gallon baggy to keep and it makes 3 recipes of this so once u make it u can use again twice later . i just make the wash each time and its easier. so once u make the flour mixture u can just 1/3 of it for each recipe and save the rest for later. they are great pickles. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Iprepared this recipe on last nite. The Deep Fried Pickles were DELISIO!!! I had no problem with the breading. I did bread them first then egg wash and then breading again. They held up wonderfully!! The ranch dreesing made them even better. I did substitute for already prepared Ranch Dressing and add a little chopped garlic and parsley. My husband and family absolutely enjoyed them !!! Great recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made this last night, omg they were the best. For the breading problem I first dip the pickles into the breading..then into the egg mix, and then back into the breading. I also pan fried mine since I don't have a deep fryer. My breading stayed on just fine for cooking. I make all my breaded foods like that, I find by putting it into the breading mix first then the eggs, they hold up better. Enjoy!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have had fried pickles many times before and this sounded like a winner. Nope. The breading stuck, but it was was gritty. The breading does not fry to a tempura style. The flavor was ok but only masked by plenty of ranch dressing. Skip this and find a tempura style breading, you'll be much happier with the results. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If breading doesn't stick,try first,drying off the spears with absorbent towel immediately before dipping in egg wash. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great pickles. item not reviewed by moderator and published
But worth it! I kept hearing about deep fried pickles and I got my husband to make them for me and they were awesome. My husband doesn't even care for pickles and he enjoyed them! Great with the dressing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very simple to make. I had a similar dish at a resturant at Amelia Island in Florida and liked it a lot. I thought these were a little better though item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was easy to make and came out very nicely. They reminded me of the pickles from Razoo's Cajun Restaurant. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are great. I substituted dill chips for the spears and it was just as good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are delicious. This kind of cooking is one of the things I miss most about living in the south. Best wishes to Louis and Jennifer at Maggie's Pickle Cafe. Next time I'm in Hot Springs, I'll be sure to stop in and say Howdy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was trying to find a recipe for "fried pickles" and the next day..the show came on..featuring Maggies Pickle Cafe..! This is a great recipe..! I didn't try them with the ranch dressing..but next time I will..!!! Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sumptuous, crisp and flavorful. Sparkly in your mouth, with a rainbow of flavors. Had them at the restaurant and they were even better. Definitely worth the trip! And I live a thousand miles away. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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