You have never had Crisp Fried Pickles like this before. These pickles are fried with a panko bread coating and makes for a perfect crunch.
I must admit, when I heard of Fried Pickles some time ago, I thought it was just another thing people decided to fry. I swear, the things people come up with to fry never ceases to amaze me. I’ve seen Fried Watermelon, Fried Burgers, and Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches. I mean, there are some things I can get with, but I drew the line at Fried Oreos. I am not and have never been a huge fryer. But, when I do fry something it is going to be worth it and delicious.
How to make Fried Pickles
The first thing you have to know is what makes Fried Pickles amazing is the pickle itself. I start with regular hamburger pickle slices and I didn’t like how flimsy the pickle was. It didn’t have that crisp texture I was looking for. Next, I tried kosher pickle “chips”. I think the “chip” part is what makes the difference. If you decide to make this recipe, look for pickle chips.
As I started to test this recipe, I figured the best way to get these Fried Pickles as crisp as possible was to extract as much moisture as possible from the pickles. So, I laid a couple of layers of paper towel down on a plate and evenly spaced them out across the plate. Then, I laid another paper towel on top and let the pickles sit there for about 30 minutes. Everything else is pretty straight forward.
This recipe is perfect as an appetizer during football season or game nights!
- 8 oz. Jar Dill Kosher Pickle Chips
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp. Water
- ¾ c. flour
- 1 ½ c. panko breadcrumbs
- 1 tsp. Onion powder
- ½ tsp. Garlic powder
- 1 tsp. Smoked paprika
- Oil for frying
- Take two paper towels and lay them across a plate on top of one another. Drain the pickles and lay the pickles evenly across the paper towels and not on top of one another. Take another set of paper towels and lay them on top of the pickles and allow them to sit for 30 minutes.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and water, pour the flour on a plate or inside of a bowl, and add the panko bread crumbs to a separate bowl or plate. Therefore, you should have three separate transitions from the flour, egg wash, and bread crumbs. Also, heat your oil to 350 Degrees.
- Take a few pickles and dredge them through the flour on both sides to evenly coat. Take the coated pickles and dip in egg wash to coat on both sides, and finally toss in panko bread crumbs on both sides and place in fryer. Allow to fry for 3-5 minutes.
- Meantime, in a small ramekin, mix garlic powder, onion powder, and smoked paprika together. Once the pickles are taking out of the fryer, immediately sprinkle with a little of the seasoning mixture and serve