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
4.89 from 99 votes
Review Recipe

Crispy Fried Dill Pickles

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
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.)

Keyword fried dill pickles
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American


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  1. One of the best ever crispy fried pickles recipe i have ever tried. Thanks for sharing this fried pickels recipe with all of us.5 stars

  2. Just made these with my stepdaughter! They were incredible! Followed recipe exactly as written! The breadcrumb coating gave the pickles the perfect crunch!

  3. Can u batter, coat with panko and put in fridge for a couple of hours before frying? Trying to prep ahead

    1. Yes, these can be prepared ahead of time. You might like to put them on a rack on a pan to allow the air to circulate around them (so the bottom crumbs don’t get too wet from sitting).

  4. I used spears and used gluten free flour in the batter. My only issue was that the batter didn’t seem quite thick enough. I thoroughly dried my spears but the batter was a little too much on the liquid side. Other than that they turned out great. I did use the suggestion of another and used old bay seasoning (in place of the other seasoning) and there was enough batter for two jars of spears (I did have to add a little extra breadcrumbs).4 stars

  5. Seriously delicious! I followed the recipe exactly and they turned out fantastic! I will definitely be making these again soon.5 stars

  6. I made some fried pickles. I thought I would save time by using some prepackaged Panko crumbs……Don’t ever do that! Mine were ruined. I never even thought to look at the sodium content. So when we went to bite into them the they looked great and the texture was perfect, but all we tasted was salt. It was terrible. This brand I chose ended up having almost 1000mg of sodium. Next time I’ll just take the time and do it right.5 stars

    1. So glad you enjoyed the pickles Pam. I am going to have to try the batter with fried green tomatoes, that does sound good!

      1. Worked beautifully. I made pickle spears, not slices but the batter coated really well and the taste was sooooo good. Used a bit of A&W seasoning salt after they came out of the fryer too. Super easy, gonna make these for a crowd sometime… probably going to need to make a LOT since they are delicious.5 stars

      2. Definitely want to double this recipe for a crowd, I can’t stop eating them Lynnelle!

  7. I’m from Maryland and we use Old Bay Seasoning in everything, give it a try in the dry ingredients.5 stars

    1. You’re welcome Yvonne! Isn’t it the best when you have everything in your pantry already?!

    1. While I have only made this recipe as written I believe the fried pickles would be awesome in the air fryer Katen!

  8. Love these!!!! They turned out great!! They were a hit at the super bowl party!!! Exactly what I was looking for! Thank you!!5 stars