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Fried pickles served up in a basket with ranch dip.

Fried Pickles

The perfect salty crunchy snack for any party! This classic fried pickle recipe is easy to make and is so addicting!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fried pickle chips, fried pickle recipe, Fried Pickles, texas roadhouse copycat fried pickles
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 272kcal



  • vegetable oil For frying
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 16 oz dill pickle chips drained and patted dry


  • Prepare oil  for frying by heating vegetable oil in a pan to medium high heat until it reaches 375 degrees.
  • Meanwhile whisk together the flour, salt, pepper, paprika, onion and garlic in a small bowl and set aside.
  • In another small bowl whisk together the buttermilk and egg.
  • One at a time, dip each pickle chip in the flour mixture first, followed by the egg mixture and finishing with another coat of the flour mixture. Continue until all pickle chips are coated.
  • Working in small batches, carefully place the pickle chips in the heated oil and cook for about 1 minute on each side or until golden brown.
  • Remove the chips from the oil and place on a cooling rack. Continue this process until all pickle chips are cooked.
  • Serve with ranch dressing.


Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container lined with paper towels. Keep in the fridge. Reheat in oven, toaster oven, or air fryer for best results.
Expert Tips
Be sure to remove as much moisture as you can from the pickles before coating them with the breading to avoid soggy fried pickles.
Preheat the oil before adding the pickles. It's best to check with a thermometer but in a bind you can test it with a sprinkle of flour, if it sizzles right up then the oil is hot and ready to start frying.
Cook in batches and don't overcrowd the pickles in the pan. Too many pickles will drop the temperature of the oil and also make it more difficult to flip the pickles.


Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 889mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1mg
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