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crispy cornmeal fried pickles with dipping sauce
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Fried Pickles

Fried Pickles are a surpisingly delicious and easy appetizer recipe. A crispy buttermilk cornmeal crust over a tasty dill pickle with remoulade sauce - YUM!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings



  • Lay pickle slices in a single layer on paper towels and gently press down to draw out as much moisture as possible. In a small bowl, mix together flour, cornmeal, cajun seasoning, paprika, and garlic powder. Set aside. Have buttermilk ready in a separate bowl.
  • Line a baking tray or cutting board with parchment paper. 
  • Heat oil in deep skillet over medium high heat to a temperature of 375 F.
  • Dip pickle into buttermilk mixture, shake off excess. Then coat pickle in flour blend and shake off excess flour. Set on parchment paper. Once you have breaded all pickles, give them one more coating in the flour blend mixture before placing in the hot oil. You want them to have plenty of room to cook and not drastically reduce the temperature of the oil, so you may have to fry them in batches. 
    cornmeal battered fried pickles ready to be fried
  • Cook pickles until golden brown, turning at least once. This should take at least 1 1/2-2 minutes. Place on paper towels to drain.
    fried pickle recipe with remoulade sauce
  • Serve the fried pickles immediately so they are hot, but they are still good at room temperature.


Homemade mayonnaise recipe: https://tenacrebaker.com/homemade-mayonnaise/


Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 329mg | Potassium: 93mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg