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Hi guys (waving) it’s me Chuls dropping by for a quick visit.  How was your July 4th weekend?   We had fun  we cooked and watched movies all day.  My mom thought it would be cool to make fried pickles like the ones we tried at the Lavender festival.  I knew she would let experiment with different batters, as long as I didn’t make such a BIG mess.  I dipped the pickles in buttermilk and then passed them through panko but the batter did not stick.  I was going to ask my mom for help, but I thought “Chuls you can do it!”  Then I remembered my mom sometimes coats chicken in flour, egg wash, and then breadcrumbs.  I tried this with the pickles and it worked!  I wanted to try a pancake batter just to see how they would taste.  You will never guess.  When I fried the ones dipped in pancake batter they puffed up really, really, really big.  Mommy and I were laughing so much daddy came into the kitchen to see what was going on.  I only made two pancake dipped pickles one for daddy and one for pips (pips loves pancakes).  I really had fun experimenting and my family really liked my pickles.  I hope to stop by again with another recipe my mom enjoys my cooking and I am now in charge of dinner evey Tuesday.  She did give me the challenge of trying something new each week  to “push me out of my comfort zone” (her words) okay I’m cool I can handle it.

Parents try cooking with your kids they will enjoy the time spent with you and you won’t have to worry about your kids starving at college.  My mom wanted me to learn how to cook so I would know the importance of making my own meals and be able to take care of my self when I moved away.  The funny thing is she still doesn’t know I never plan to leave home..ha ha just joking mommy.   I hope you try these one weekend.    Peace out, stay cool and rock on dudes….Chuls !!

P.S.  Parents please be careful if you  fry with your kids, my mom set down strict rules when frying.

P.S.S.  Shout out to my new friend Joseph over at my mom’s friend Denise’s blog.   Stop by if you have a chance he recently made homemade pop tarts.

Deep Fried Pickles

by Sweet Life

Angelica Maria Rodriguez

makes 12

1 jar of pickles spears (dill, kosher your choice)

flour

1 cup buttermilk

2 cups whole wheat panko

1 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp garlic powder

salt

pepper

oil for frying

Place pickles on paper towels and pat to dry.  Begin heating your oil over medium heat to 350 degrees.  Combine panko, cayenne, paprika, garlic salt and pepper in a bowl and set aside.

Place flour in a plate and buttermilk in a bowl.  Dredge pickles in flour, dip in buttermilk and then coat with panko mixture.  Press the panko slightly onto pickle,  try to coat the pickle surface evenly.

Fry in batches, paying close attention they will fry quickly and burn.  Skim execss coating from oil before you fry another batch.  Lay your fried pickles on paper towels, sprinkle on salt and serve along side dip of your choice.

If frying with a child please be careful.

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51 Responses to Deep Fried Pickles

  1. HI, I just found your site after forgetting where I got this amazing pickle recipe. My son and I fell in love with deep fried pickles after trying them at St. Louis Bar & Grill, but it costs $7.95 for 6 spears, we figured we could make them ourselves. We tried several different ways, none very good, until we came across your site. First batch … AMAZING! I can’t wait to make these for friends this weekend.

    Keep experimenting!

    BTW – what you said about cooking? Well in our house we have always used meal prep time as “spill time” as this is when our boys will spill about their day, not over dinner when asked “so how was your day”. They are more likely to let you in on what’s going on while folding batter, measuring sugar or taste testing caramel sauce!

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  3. I only discovered fried pickles a few years ago and I wish I had known about them as a child (if they were even common back then?)

    Great pics, especially the last one. I can almost imagine the texture of that first bite – hot, crunchy, tart…oh man.

  4. Go Chuls!
    They look fabulous. I love how you didn’t give up, and tried different ways to find the one you liked.

    ~Kurious Kitteh

  5. Now these look great. I used to always order these at Sonic…ok they didn’t look as good as yours…but I loved them.

  6. I really want to try fried pickles and this recipe looks alot better than another one I found. I’m in love with how panko breads and cooks up. How did we ever live without it?

  7. Well done, Chuls! I enjoyed cooking with my mom too when I was little. But she didn’t let me go near the fryer.

  8. Hi Chuls,
    it’s good to see you pop by! Brilliant recipe. Deep-fried anything is good though, non? Never would have thought of the pickles. And the addition of panko is awesome. Because, who doesn’t like panko?

    So you’re gonna live at home forever? ;)

  9. That is an interesting recipe! I bet they taste marvelous in this way.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  10. There is a drive-thru joint in LaGrande Oregon called Nell’s. I first discovered deep fried pickles there. I crave them all the time! They put dill in their batter too. Your pickles look delicious! So yummy!

  11. great pickles!! I made these for my girls this year, they didn’t quite now what to do with them! But who doesn’t love fried pickles!

  12. Love the sound of fried pickles. I can only imagine what a tasty treat this is.

  13. I have been a fan of fried pickles since I lived in TN many years ago. Not on the diet plan, bu they are good!

  14. Well I’ve seen deep fried Mars bars so why not a pickle. This is a new one for me, it looks tasty.

  15. Fried pickles? I never heard of this, but I am totally up for it :D, sounds way cool.
    *kisses* HH

  16. They look wonderful and you actually got the breading to stick to them :-). It’s a great recipe. Have a fabulous day. Blessings…Mary

  17. Oh this is so creative and looks great!

  18. Chuls you are turning into a budding chef! These fried pickles look delicious. I love the texture of the panko!

  19. Always wanted to try these – will use your recipe! Thank you for sharing!!!

  20. I have not tried fried pickles before :O

  21. Chuls, your deep fried pickles look amazing. Yes, frying and kids not such a great combo. You are a great inspiration for healthy kids everywhere.

  22. Chuls You did it again, looks like you are having loads of fun with your mama, And cooking like that…. starving at college is out of question. It looks yummy, very crunchy.

  23. Hi Chuls :) thanks for the shout out! I never had any fried pickles before either, but I like sour and salty so I will try one when my mum makes these. Hope you had a great Fourth July!

  24. Hi Chuls! Never ever had a deep fried pickle before but yours look A-MA-ZING!!! Now I want one so bad! I’m going to have to get me a jar of pickles so I can try this. You are a kitchen genius, but then you are your mom’s girl, so what else would you be?

  25. Hi Chuls! I have never fried pickles before but these look really good. I think it is cool that your mom allows you to experiment. You guys must have so much fun in the kitchen :)

  26. I’ve never tried or even heard of fried pickles before! I am so anxious to try it someday! :)

  27. I always wanted to try these! They sure look like a delicious little treat. It must of been of fun experimenting…now I know what works when I go to make them.

  28. I have been wanting to try fried pickles for a while now. These look awesome. I’m going to have to give it a shot!

  29. I love fried pickles! Can’t wait to try these!!! Hope you’re having a great summer!!!

  30. hehe they reminded me of fried zuchinis. They would be an awesome snack, especially for pickle lovers such as myself.

  31. I LOVE fried pickles! Ben made them a couple times and they’re so good!

  32. Ben made these the other day and they were phenomenal!!!!!!!!

  33. Wow…fried pickles! New to me but looks very delicious with dip. Beautiful pictures.

  34. We use the same batter sticking method with sliced eggplants. I wonder who initially came up with the brilliant idea. Thankfully, there’s always lots of talent in the kitchen.

    I never would have thought to do this with pickles. I do wonder if baking would work for this recipe? I guess, I’ll have to experiment with it.

    Interesting enough to bookmark. Thank you.
    Flavourful wishes,
    Claudia

  35. Hiya Chuls, I’m excited to read your mom’s old posts, but I have to tell you, I’ve always cringed at deep fried pickles, but your presentation make them look so classy and tasty ;]

  36. Deep fried pickles? Seriously?? Dude, that sounds awesome!

  37. I usually don’t do good with deep frying. But the pickles look so good, actually my mouth is watering as I write this. I got to give it a try.

  38. Hey Chuls, these look better than any fried pickle I’ve ever seen, and I worked in super fancy restaurants that liked to take typical bar food like this and make it fabulous and organic, etc. I remember the process being done to fried pickles. Yours look so much better-me likes!
    p.s. I want some whole wheat panko…

  39. This is so cool!

    And how fun to cook with family. ;-)

    Paz

  40. well, i’m 27 years old and scared to death of frying, but the delight that would result from eating these gorgeous salty treats might just defeat that fear! lovely post, chuls. :)

  41. Oh! Fried pickles…it sure sounds and looks tasty…would love to try it…nice pictures :-)

  42. Wonderful post. I am a big fan of the fried pickle. Photos are amazing as well.

    Cheers!

  43. Wow, no way…They look so good, but I have never heard of this. Very cool:)

  44. this is a great one Chuls, know your mommy learned a thing or two… I have never fried a pickle, I have had fried pickle chips but never spears, this is one I will have to try…and I esp like how you made them spicy….

  45. Looks delicious! First time I hear about deep freid pickles…I am most definetely going to try this.

    what dip do you suggest?

  46. My husband and I go crazy over “Frickles.” In fact, we travel all over NYC to find restaurants that have them. It’s dangerous.

    I gave you a Sunshine Award today (details on my latest post). Thanks for being so sweet!

  47. If your a pickle lover, this is for you. I’m not into pickles, but I love panko.

    A great way to remember which goes first when making a crust…think FEB. That stands for: Flour, Egg, Bread crumbs.

    Carmen

  48. Oh, wow! I never thought of frying pickles, but it sounds delicious! Very southern….just saw fried zucchini on a restaurant menu yesterday. Fried pickle spears–great idea for an appetizer, and an impressive one for a party!

  49. Chuls cracks me up!

    We live in the “South” so I’m well versed on fried pickles. These looks marvelous. I’ve never seen whole wheat panko–I’ll have to look for that!

  50. I loved reading about your experimentation…isn’t that sometimes the best part of cooking? These pickles look sinfully good. Salty crunchy cucumber and perfectly fried panko…yum!

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