Yum Essentials: Cream Cheese Stuffed Fried Pickles

Andy Anderson !


I just love a good deep-fried dill pickle; they just taste so dang yummy. I’ve used them as a side at a BBQ, or sometimes I’ll fry up a batch, and eat them out by the pond on a lazy Summer afternoon.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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1 - 2
30 Min
10 Min
Pan Fry



  • 8 - 10 large
    good thick-sliced dill pickles
  • 1/2 c
    flour, all-purpose variety
  • 1 tsp
    arrowroot powder
  • 2 oz
    cream cheese

  • 1 c
    flour, all-purpose variety
  • 1 pinch
    cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1 Tbsp
    arrowroot powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 6 oz
    club soda

  • ·
    peanut oil, for frying
  • ·
    dipping sauce of your choice (optional)

How to Make Yum Essentials: Cream Cheese Stuffed Fried Pickles


  2. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  3. Chef’s Note: There are many ways to make fried pickles, in this recipe I went more towards the tempera approach. This allows me to make a much thicker fried pickle than the more traditional, breaded method.
  4. In a bowl or shallow dish, combine the 1/2 cup flour with the arrowroot powder.
  5. Thickly slice the pickles… Mine are about 1/2 inch (1.2cm).
  6. Cut a hole in the middle and stuff with some cream cheese.
  7. Lay them on a paper towel, and place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
  8. Add enough peanut oil to a pan, or pot to a depth of 1 inch (2.5cm).
  9. Chef’s Note: Heat the oil to 350f (175c).
  10. Add all the dry ingredients for the batter into a bowl.
  11. Chef's Note: You can add additional spices to the the batter to kick it up... more cayenne, pepper, salt, etc.
  12. Slowly add the club soda, and mix until the batter is formed.
  13. Chef’s Note: Don’t mix too hard, a few lumps are expected.
  14. Dredge the pickles in the flour mixture.
  15. Shake off the excess and then dip into the batter.
  16. Allow the excess to drip off, and then place into the hot oil.
  17. Fry until golden brown, about 1 – 2 minutes per side.
  18. Drain on paper towels.
  20. Serve immediately, by themselves or with your favorite dipping sauce. Enjoy.
  21. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Yum Essentials: Cream Cheese Stuffed Fried Pickles

Course/Dish: Vegetable Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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