Melissa's Cuisine: Fried Dill Pickles

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Fried Dill Pickles

I have a giant love of pickles.  Do you believe me?  Check out what Mike and I got for Christmas last year (and the year before):
That's right...A giant jar of pickles!  

Every year Mike's mom and her friend spend a week (or two) camping at the state park on the beach near our house.  We usually go out to visit them a couple times during the week.  There's a cute little hot dog stand just down the road that sells corn dogs and deep fried dill pickles.  I was a little hesitant the first time I tried the fried dill pickles, but oh my goodness!  They were fantastic!

Unfortunately, the little restaurant is not going to be around anymore.  I decided it was high time to make my own.  These turned out fantastic!  I had a hard time stopping myself from eating them.  I made them as an appetizer and I ate so many I really wasn't hungry for dinner.  I set a few aside to bring to Mike's mom and now I'm told I must come to the beach this summer to make them for everyone.  If you haven't had fried dill pickles, please try them today! ;)

You will need:
5 whole pickles, quartered into spears
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 egg
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 cups breadcrumbs
2 teaspoons dill weed
Oil for frying

1.  In a large zip-lock bag, combine flour, salt, and pepper.  Seal and shake to combine.

2.  Place pickle spears in bag and shake well to coat.  

3.  In a shallow bowl, beat the egg and buttermilk.  

4.  In another shallow bowl (I used a square pan), combine the breadcrumbs and dill.

5.  Dip the floured pickles in the egg mixture and then in the breadcrumbs, coating well.  

6.  Place the coated pickles on a tray.

7.  In a deep skillet, heat about 1/2" of vegetable oil to 350 degrees.

8.  Fry the pickles 4 at a time until golden brown on all sides.

9.  Place the pickles on a plate covered with paper towels to drain before serving.  

Eat plain....
...or dipped in Ranch dressing.  Either way, enjoy!!!


  1. I don't like dill pickles so this one is no good for me! Glad you figured out how to make them for yourself!

  2. I am gonna have to try this!! I LOOOOVE pickles too! I got a big jar for my birthday last year! Haha :)

  3. Thanks for following and entering my GIVEAWAY!!! I was trying to find an email for you but wound up here in stead. I am so glad I did because I must tell you...YOU BETTER BE LINKING THESE UP TO FOODIE FRIDAY THIS WEEK!!!!! I just got back from Maine where I had some fried pickles and have been craving them ever since!! :)

  4. These look yummy ~ my hubby would love these! Writing it down....thanks for sharing!

  5. Thank you, thank you, thank you...we all need a bit of fried in our lives!! :)
    Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday.
    Oh, and if you haven’t done so already - don’t forget to pop on over to Little Brick Ranch to enter the GIVEAWAY!!! I’ll give you a hint...Homes, Food, and all things Frugal!!

  6. those look so yummy!!! my little sister LOVES pickles...shes four and every time we eat out she orders a krabby patty ( spongebob) with extra pickles! haha. thanks for linking up! p.s. you blog it too cute!

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  8. Oh I don't know. We are HUGE Dill Pickle eaters here. Its actually a staple on our weekly grocery list... I would have to try one before I dared make them. Where do you live that you can make them for me? (LOL)
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  9. Ooooh, I love this! I have a fried pickle recipe on my blog as well, but mine used a batter. I was told that I should try a dry coating so I'll have to use this recipe!

    That is, once I feel like eating fried pickles again. I ate so many I literally made myself sick and don't know when I'll feel like having them again! ;)

    Visiting from ASF

  10. I love Fried Pickles and your recipe looks great. Thank you for sharing and have a great day!

  11. I tried fried pickles for the first time this past weekend. I might have to try them at home soon!

  12. Now this is something interesting. I've never heard of fried pickles before but I do love pickles! Unfortunately dill pickles are not very popular in I guess I will have to can some of my own this year and try this out! ;)

  13. I love this. I will have to try soon. One of my favorite things. Happy cooking!

  14. I am going to have to make these-they look so yummy. Could I subscribe to your blog with just my email address? And is there a print button for the recipe? I can't seem to find one.

  15. Oh yeah, sorry. My email address is

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