In a world today with tons of keto, low carb and otherwise calorie deficient food, fried anyting can feel frowned upon. But pass me the fried Oreos, fried green beans and fried pickles because life is short and these are delicious.
Crispy fried pickles are best when made in the same way you make crispy brown fried chicken – egg wash, seasoned flour, egg wash, seasoned panko crumbs. This method is dynamic with giving you the best most delicious crunch.
And while a little messy, is worth the effort.
While fried pickles have been around a long time (especially here in the south where we fry pretty much anything and everything and eat it), we got reintroduced to this incredible addicting snack on TikTok through user @BrittKHam, who has the cutest accent ever.
Please head over and watch her charming video after printing the recipe below to follow along!
Crispy Fried Pickles Recipe
A serious crowd-pleasing appetizer, every crunchy is incredibly tasty and satisfying!
The thing we like the most about addicting deep TikTok Fried pickles its as easy to make a personal snack of 3 pickles as it is to make an entire fried pickle tray for a party.
- Egg – the amount of eggs you need depending on how many pickles you fry, but 4 eggs can usually get about 10 pickles quite easily. Season!
- Flour – a cup of flour in a bowl or a plate, well seasoned with garlic powder, Cayenne pepper and Slap Yo Mama seasoning.
- Panko – Seasoning matters here because this is the outside crunchy panko crumb layer, so be generous. Again, Slap Yo Mama seasoning is in the original video and we went with that as well.
Can pickles be cut into slices?
Pickles can be fried in pretty much any shape but these are Fried Pickle SPEARS. Unlike smaller oval and round pickle slices, these spears really hold the panko dipping super well and have way less slide than a cut pickle.
Spears are easier to handle, dip, and great for parties as one pickle = one serving. Grab and go finger foods are the BEST in potluck and crowd busy parties.
Why not using batter for Fried Pickles?
Batter can absolutely be used to make fried pickles (hello, Texas Roadhouse Pickles, I am looking at you) but to us, nothing is more satisfying than panko crumbs. Panko is the elite of all fried food products.
Of course we also tried the tiktok version so to keep with the viral recipe we stayed the same, but no matter what, panko would have been the choice.
Fried Pickle Dipping Sauce
These easy pickles already provide a great flavor so sauce isn’t needed, however everything fried tastes awesome with something to dip it in. Here are our house FLAVORITES to dunk that pickle:
- Homemade Ranch Dip
- Tzatziki Sauce
- Buffalo Wing Sauce
- Yum Yum Sauce
- Dijon Mustard
- Honey Mustard
More TikTok Viral Recipes
- Kool-Aid Marshmallows
- Avocado Pudding
- Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars
- Nashville Hot Chicken Tenders
- Pokémon Hot Chocolate Bombs