Introducing Super Tasty Fried Dill Pickles – a crispy, flavorful delight that will elevate your Super Bowl Sunday snacking experience.
These pickles are so irresistibly tasty that you’ll be tempted to fry up the whole jar. These are better than any I’ve had at any bar or restaurant so I hope you agree!
Choosing the Perfect Pickle
The secret behind these mouthwatering fried dill pickles is picking the right pickle.
I canned my own so they are a bit spicy and super flavorful which is perfect.
If you don’t have homemade ones, opt for either Claussen pickles, found in the refrigerated section, or Stumps, known for their crispy and tasty profile.
So make sure you buy whole dill pickles and slice them thick about 1/4 inch each. Put them on paper towels and blot with more paper towels so they’re nice and dry. This will help the breading stick.
Creating the Flavorful Coating
Spicy Flour Mixture
- In the first bowl, combine 1 cup of flour with a medley of spices – garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cayenne, oregano, salt, and pepper.
Dill Flour Mixture
- In the second bowl, mix 1 cup of flour with dill, oregano, and a dash of salt and pepper.
- Whisk together an egg and 1/2 cup of buttermilk in the third bowl. The buttermilk adds a delightful crispiness and a tangy flavor to the pickles.
The Dipping Process
Set up a dipping station and dip each pickle slice in the spicy flour, then the egg and finally the dill flour.
Use your left hand to pick the pickles and dip then your right hand to egg and flour.
It helps your fingers to not get so gooey that you can’t pick up the pickles!
Frying to Perfection
While you’re dipping, heat your oil to a precise 375 degrees in a heavy-bottom pan or wok.
A candy thermometer ensures accuracy.
Fry only 6-8 pickle slices at a time, allowing the oil to return to temperature between batches.
This ensures a crispy outcome, free from excessive oil saturation. Regular vegetable oil or corn oil will work perfectly.
These Super Tasty Fried Dill Pickles are so delicious on their own, but dipping them in ranch dressing or the Chick-Fil-A copycat sauce takes them to the next level.
Fried Dill Pickle Recipe Details
- 1 Jar Zesty Whole Dill Pickles (Claussen or Stumps recommended)
- 1 Cup Flour (divided)
- 1/2 Cup Buttermilk
- 1 Egg
- 1 Bottle Vegetable Oil (3 inches deep in your pan)
- Spices: Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Paprika, Oregano, Salt, Pepper, Cayenne Pepper
- Dill Flour: 1/2 Tsp Dill Weed, Oregano, Salt, and Pepper
- Ranch Dressing or Hidden Valley Ranch Dip
- Chick-Fil-A Copy Cat Sauce
- Slice pickles into 1/4 inch thick slices and pat dry on paper towels.
- Divide flour between two bowls – one with a spicy spice mix and the other with dill, oregano, and salt and pepper.
- Whisk egg and buttermilk together for the middle dipping bowl.
- Heat oil to 375 degrees.
- Dredge each pickle slice in the spicy flour, then the egg mixture, and finally the dill flour.
- Pat the flour mixture onto the pickle slice, sprinkle with a bit of dill, and fry at 375 degrees for 3-4 minutes per side.
- Drain on paper towels and serve with your preferred dipping sauce.
Bring the flavor to your Super Bowl celebration with these Super Tasty Fried Dill Pickles – a surefire crowd-pleaser that will have everyone reaching for more. Enjoy the game day festivities!
Super Tasty Fried Dill Pickles
- 1 Heavy Bottom Pan or Wok
- 1 Jar Zesty Whole Dill Pickles Use Claussen or Stumps as they are crunchy and will fry up the best
- 1 Cup Flour Divided in two bowls
- 1/2 Cup Buttermilk
- 1 Egg
- 1 Bottle Vegetable Oil – 3 inches deep in your pan
- 1/2 Tsp Each Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Paprika, Oregano, Salt and Pepper and Cayenne Pepper to Taste
- 1/2 Tsp Dill Weed in Final Dipping Bowl with a sprinkle of Oregano and Salt and Pepper
- 1 Bottle Ranch Dressing or Hidden Valley Ranch Dip
- Chick-Fil-A Copy Cat Sauce Recipe on Potato Chip Chicken Blog
- Slice Pickles in 1/4 inch thick slices and pat dry on paper towels
- Divide flour between two bowls and put all spices in first bowl then just Dill, Oregano and Salt and Pepper in final bowl
- Whisk Egg and Buttermilk together for the middle dipping bowl
- Heat Oil to 375 degrees
- Using left hand dip pickle slice in the spicy flour, then using right hand dip in egg mixture then the last bowl of the Dill Flour
- Pat the flour mixture into the pickle slice and sprinkle with a tiny bit of dill the fry at 375 degrees for 3-4 minutes per side.
- Drain on paper towels and serve with dipping sauce