Fried Dill Pickles & The Case of the Missing Recipe

It’s Friday, Friday, Friday…fun, fun, fun, fun. Ok I’ll stop, that song always gets in my head and I absolutely hate it. I’m in a pretty good mood today. We got our new bed frame and mattress yesterday and I had the best sleep last night than I had in a while. Thank you Crate & Barrel and your Comforpedic mattress, love love love!!

I am having some issues, however. Like the fact that I cannot find the fried pickle recipe I based this on and I can’t remember all of the ingredients I used! I need a refresher. How did this recipe disappear of the face of the internet?! It’s seriously a mystery. I found it on pinterest and now when I search for fried pickles I get nada. I’m giving up for now but I will find it!

The idea started as “fried” pickles, but then I found another recipe that I thought sounded even better so it ended up as just fried pickles you see. 😉 I’m not usually big on frying but I have a serious love for pickles and buttermilk batter, I even dipped some onion rings in this batter and fried those up, heaven!

I’m going to take a wild guess at the recipe, I do know the basics and hopefully I’m not leaving anything out.

Fried Dill Pickles
adapted from a recipe that I can no longer find on Pinterest


6 dill pickles, quartered
1/2 cup flour
1 egg, beaten
1 cup buttermilk
2-3 tablespoons pickle juice
2/3 cup buttermilk Bisquick
2 teaspoons jerk seasoning (original called for old bay)
1 tablespoon dill weed
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper

ranch dressing for dipping
oil for frying


Heat your oil in a deep pan or fryer until about 180 degrees.

Place the flour in a bowl and set aside.

In another bowl mix together the egg, pickle juice and buttermilk until well combined. Add the Bisquick, jerk seasoning and dill weed, stir. Then add the lemon juice, salt & pepper, mix.

Toss your pickles in the flour, removing any excess. Then dip into the buttermilk mixture and carefully place in the hot oil. Fry in oil until golden brown. Serve while hot!

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10 Responses to “Fried Dill Pickles & The Case of the Missing Recipe”

  1. February 4, 2012 at 7:58 am #

    I had fried pickles at a local restaurant they fried the slices. They were pretty good. Glad to see how to make them at home. Thanks for sharing.

  2. February 3, 2012 at 5:55 pm #

    I just had fried pickles for the first time last year. So good! This looks amazing.

  3. February 3, 2012 at 5:42 pm #

    I LOVE fried pickles! I made some a few months ago and they were a hit! 🙂

  4. February 3, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    I have only had these once, but they are tasty. It is probably the contrast of the vinegar dill and salty batter. I do love salt and vinegar chips also.
    I am surprised because I only thought this was a Southern appetizer since I have not see it anywhere else. By the looks of the comments, I think I was wrong about it being southern!
    These sure look enticing and I like that you went for it big time with the spears instead of the little dill slices. Yum!
    Enjoy the weekend.

  5. February 3, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    I thought fried pickles were the craziest idea ever until I tasted one! The crazy fried salty goodness is so delicious!

  6. February 3, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    I’ve never tried fried pickles because I’m not a huge pickle fan but seeing these looking all crispy and golden has me rethinking that idea. They look great! Buzzed 🙂

  7. February 3, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    I love fried pickles. The first time I had them was in Pittsburgh and have been wanting to make them ever since. They look delicious. Pinned them. Thanks

    • Lacy DeVeney
      February 3, 2012 at 2:14 pm #

      Thanks Suzi! It’s a little embarrassing to say but Justin Timberlake has a great restaurant/bar in the city called Southern Hospitality, where I first tried fried pickles. Obsessed ever since! 🙂 That and fried jalapenos, I’m going to have to tackle that next.


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