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Deep Fried Pickles

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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 4
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Crunchy pickles in a crispy batter. Served with a spicy chipotle mayonnaise!
by: Macheesmo
Updated Mar 7, 2017
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  • 4 dill pickles (although there's enough batter for 8 probably)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (batter)
  • 1 cup cornmeal (batter)
  • 2 tablespoons paprika (batter)
  • 1 cup beer (or milk for a softer batter)
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 chipotle peppers
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce (from chipotles)
  • 1 quart vegetable oil (for frying)


  • 1
    Heat your oil to 350°F. Use a deep fry thermometer to make sure it's the right temperature.
  • 2
    Slice pickles thinly longwise. You should get 5 or 6 slices from one pickle.
  • 3
    Place pickles on a paper towel to dry out a bit.
  • 4
    Mix batter ingredients together. If you want a thinner batter, add a bit more beer. Also, if you want a softer batter, use milk instead of beer.
  • 5
    Dust pickles with flour and then dredge in batter.
  • 6
    Fry pickles for about 5-6 minutes until they are golden brown.
  • 7
    For dipping sauce, process chipotle peppers and mayo until mostly smooth.
  • 8
    Remove pickles from fryer and let drain on a paper towel. Serve pickles with spicy mayo!

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More About This Recipe

  • Salty and cruncy, these Deep Fried Pickles are the perfect party appetizer or gameday snack! You may have seen deep fried pickles at restaurants and they've been popular in the south for a while now, but for some people they will probably be completely new. If you're a deep fried pickle newbie, trust us, once you try them, you'll never look back. For this appetizer, try to find really crunchy pickles, like the kind found in the refrigerated section of the grocery store. They tend to be a bit crunchier. For serving size, assume about a pickle per person, but there's enough batter in this recipe to make probably 8-10 pickles. Slice the pickles as thinly as possible, lengthwise. It makes it easier to dip them. You can also use beer for the batter, but milk works as well. Both are good, but beer ends up being a lot crispier. Feel free to adjust the flour or liquid if you want the batter to be thinner or thicker than my version. It's pretty flexible. While frying you probably will have to work in batches depending on the size of your pan. At your convenience, we'd recommend mixing up a dip for these guys. Just process a few chipotles with some mayonnaise for a spicy dipping sauce. It pairs perfectly with the pickles. It goes without saying, but serve these guys when they are nice and hot! These might not make sense to you, but trust us, they are really addictive!
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