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crispy cornmeal fried pickles with dipping sauce

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!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 77kcal


  • 2 cups dill pickle slices
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup corn meal
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup oil for frying amount may vary; peanut oil is best, but other high heat oils like avocado oil work well


  • 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 ½-2 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