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Homemade Fried Pickles

Homemade Fried Pickles

Fried pickles may seem like a delicious restaurant only treat, but these pickle chips are surprisingly quick and easy to make.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 cups


  • 2 cups sliced pickles, drained
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 11/2 tbs cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Peanut or vegetable oil


  • Spread the pickle slices over paper towels to pat completely dry.
  • Heat 1 to 2 inches of oil to 375 F.
  • While the oil is heating, whisk together the flour and spices.
  • Dip the pickles in the buttermilk, then transfer to the flour mix and toss to coat.
  • Fry them a few at a time, to avoid crowding the pan or lowering the oil temperature too much. Cook until golden brown, should take about 1 to 2 minutes. They often will flip themselves over, but you may need to help them along.
  • Remove to fresh paper towels to drain while cooking the remaining pickles.


These crispy, crunchy, tart snacks are great on their own, but even better with our Fry Sauce.