Fried Pickles

Raven Higheagle


Living in Texas fried pickles are always a welcome addition to most any party or barbecuing affair. We even make the when we are tailgating. Nowadays you can find them on the appetizer portion of most restaurants too. I thought I'd share the recipe for them so you can make them at your home.
Serve them with ranch dressing and you'll have a winner at your next barbecue.

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Serves 12
10 Min
15 Min
Deep Fry


1 large
dill pickle chips
1 c
2 large
2 c
peanut oil, for frying
slat and pepper, to taste


1Pour oil in a large skillet or Dutch oven until the oil is about 1-2 inches up the side of the pan.
2Heat oil to 350 degrees.
3Strain pickles in a small colander.
4In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs and 3/4 cup of beer together.
5Season the mixture with salt and pepper.
6Whisk in enough flour to form a batter. If the batter is too thick add the remaining beer to thin the batter.
7Dip pickles one at a time using tongs into the batter and then place in the heated oil.
8Fry pickles for about 2 minutes flipping the pickle after about 1 minute.
9Place pickles on a plate lined with paper towel and then season with salt and pepper.
10Serve with Ranch Dressing.