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Homemade Fried Dill Pickles - The Southern Lady Cooks


Fried pickles make a wonderful appetizer or snack for when you have friends over or just anytime. These fried pickles are great with ranch dressing or my homemade buttermilk ranch dressing.  We love to make these for any summer holidays. Great for Memorial Day, July 4th or any gathering with friends.

Homemade Fried Dill Pickles ingredients needed:

Pickle slices (I use Vlasic oval hamburger dill chips)

All-purpose flour

Baking powder

Black pepper



Beer (can use milk or buttermilk if you don’t use alcohol)

cooking oil

salt to taste

This makes around 25 pickle chips. Wonderful appetizer your friends and family will love. These little chips are addictive and I always end up having to make more than one batch! You could also make these with the pickle spears but you would probably need to double the ingredients.

Like I posted above, we love them with Ranch dressing but they are just as good with no dipping sauce.

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How to Make Homemade Fried Pickles

This easy recipe for fried pickles is wonderful to enjoy with family and friends. We love these with our homemade ranch dressing.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: fried pickles
Servings: 25 pickles
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 1 cup pickle slices I use Vlasic oval hamburger dill chips
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • pinch cayenne
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup beer can use milk or buttermilk if you don't use alcohol
  • cooking oil
  • salt to taste


  • Whisk together 1/2 cup of the flour, baking powder, black pepper, cayenne. egg and beer. Put the other 1/2 cup flour in another bowl. Dip pickles slices in the egg batter and then in the dry flour. Have about 1/4 to 1/2 inch oil hot in your skillet. Cook about 1 minute on each side, remove and drain on paper towels. Sprinkle on salt to taste. This makes about 20 to 25 fried pickles.


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  1. Why does everyone assume that you have to eat ranch dressing? Some peole DO NOT LIKE RANCH DRESSING ON ANYTHING..

  2. What is that yummy looking dip shown with you fried pickles?? Love your posts!!!

  3. linda roberts says:

    Nothing like homemade fried pickles!

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