Crispy Fried Dill Pickles

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If you’ve never had Fried Pickles before, you’ve been missing out!!

They’re crispy crunchy and loaded with that dill pickle flavor we all love so much!

You won’t believe how easy these are to make and how much delicious dill pickle flavor they have!

This fried pickles recipe uses a combination of batter along with Panko bread crumbs for the perfect crunch!  We love a ranch dipping sauce for this yummy snack!

fried dill pickles with dip with writing

Fried pickles are the ultimate game day snack and truly one of our all time favorite snacks!! Who can resist a tangy dill pickle in a crispy crunch panko crust?!  (Not me, that’s for sure)!

I tried deep fried pickles for the first time at a restaurant while travelling and I’ve been hooked ever since. I haven’t found anyone who makes excellent fried pickles near me so I decided to make my own!

I am telling you, these are my newest addiction!  (And I may or may not have had a few fried pickles for breakfast today with my coffee…  but I won’t say for sure). 

You can use any type of dill pickles (sweet pickles don’t have the same impact as a tangy dill pickle) to make these.

Rounds, slices, spears or halves all work but I always choose the sandwich slices because I like the size of them plus they’re perfect for dipping!

What Kind of Sauce Goes with Fried Dill Pickles?

Anything creamy is a good choice.  I personally like dips that have a little hint of heat.  While you can use a store bought dip, homemade is much better!

  • Buttermilk Ranch Dip  Classic and simple.  This homemade dip tastes so much better than store bought and is the perfect fried pickle dipper!
  • Chipotle Garlic Sauce Creamy and delicious with a little kick!
  • Creamy Blue Cheese Dip This simple and easy dip is a classic for a good reason and it goes perfectly with crispy deep fried pickles.
  • Creamy Jalapeno Dip This easy dip is made in the blender and perfect to prep ahead of time.

I take the pickles and dab them dry on a paper towel to help keep them from getting soggy.

Next a simple batter is created (you can most certainly use beer batter if you prefer (I love this beer batter recipe)) and then finally a sprinkle of Panko bread crumbs which is the magic ingredient here!  They add an amazing crunch to these pickles.

You if you’d like, you can add your favorite seasonings into the batter as well.  We add dill and paprika but adding a dash of garlic powder or cayenne pepper is great too!

closeup of fried dill pickle


If you were looking for an easy deep fried pickles recipe, you’ve found it!

fried dill pickles with dip
4.9 from 116 votes
Review Recipe

Crispy Fried Dill Pickles

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Crispy Deep Fried Pickles!! If you’ve never tried these, they have to go on your MUST TRY list! Delicious!


  • Sandwich sliced dill pickles about 12 slices
  • 1-2 cups Panko Breadcrumbs
  • Oil for frying


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dill optional

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  • Preheat oil to 360-370°F.
  • Combine all batter ingredients and stir until smooth, let sit at least 5 minutes.
  • Dab pickle slices on paper towels to dry them. Place about ½ cup of Panko bread crumbs in a bowl (add more as needed). (If they get wet, they don’t stick so it’s best to work in small batches.)
  • Dip each pickle slice in the wet batter and then gently toss in the bread crumbs, let sit for a minute or so, this will allow the crumbs to stick better.
  • Fry in small batches for 3-4 minutes or until brown and crispy.
  • Serve with ranch dip.

Recipe Notes

*Nutritional information is an estimate and will vary based on ingredients used and temperature of oil. 
*Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 217, Carbohydrates: 39g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 44mg, Sodium: 180mg, Potassium: 285mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 429IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 159mg, Iron: 3mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American


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    1. Hi Karen, we haven’t tried reheating these so I can’t say for sure. Maybe another reader has and can offer some direction!

    1. Yes of course! Just make sure to mix the batter again before using it as some of the ingredients may sink to the bottom of the bowl!

  1. Fantastic recipe, using the sandwich slices is brilliant. Super crispy and still tender pickley good. I’m vegan so I substituted unsweet cashew milk and “Just Egg” for the dairy ingredients and I would challenge anyone to tell the difference in how they turned out, which by the way was AMAZING!
    Thanks for a great recipe.5 stars

    1. Did you dab the pickles dry first and then dip them in the batter? If the pickles are wet the batter will just slide off. Hope that helps.

  2. Overall the recipe was good. Except for the fact that these were so bland! Next time I’ll use it as a base but will definitely add more spices.3 stars

    1. hey, i’d recommend cutting out the baking powder, i was having the bland problem also until i cut out the baking powder5 stars

  3. Nicely done. Just had two dill spears and left over hot oil left over from making tortilla chips. Largely diced spears and 5 min. Great snack for an afternoon of chopping and cooking5 stars

    1. We are currently testing air-fried pickles but haven’t perfected them yet. Hopefully over the next couple of weeks they will be published!

      1. Great recipe! I popped the pickle spears on a parchment lined baking sheet in the freezer for about 8 hours after drying them, it really helps the batter stick and prevents the pickle from getting mushy when you fry it which I have found with other homemade fried pickles. For a little kick my husband likes to mix sriracha in the ranch for dipping.4 stars

    2. Do your batter and stuff the same way just let them sit for 5 minutes before putting in air fryer. Cook for 5 mins flip cook 5 mins. Remove. Delicious we had these for the first time last night.