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Baked Fried Pickle with Ranch dip

I feel like the last Texan alive that had not eaten fried pickles.  But something about the thought of fried dill pickle has deterred me since I first heard of them at the State Fair several years ago.  The recipes have floated by me on Pinterest and on numerous cooking shows until today.  I’ve been trying to give my mom a varied menu and today after a short discussion about fried pickles I gave in.  Why did I ever wait?

Baked fried pickle appetizers #friedpickles

The pickles are quite tasty and being baked made us feel less guilty about eating them.  I do think a fried version might have a smoother texture…or it could be I used homemade bread crumbs instead of the recommended Panko.  Perhaps if I had taken the time to pulverize the bread crumbs?  Any way, I do think I’ll make them again.  I reduced the recipe in half, which made about 2 dozen dill pickle chips and served them with a Ranch Dressing.


Baked Fried Pickles…The 1/2 recipe version:

DSC_0407Pre heat the broiler oven.  Place a baking rack in a cookie sheet and spray the rack with oil.
Pat about 2 dozen pickle slices between paper towels and set aside.

Mix together in a small bowl for dredging the pickles:
  • 1 slightly beaten egg
  • 3 Tablespoons unbleached flour
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon each of: hot sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, Cajun season, pepper
  • 1.5 cups finely crushed seasonded bread crumbs
In a separate bowl, place about 1.5 cups finely crushed seasoned bread crumbs.  Use a blender to make them like Panko crumbs or purchase Panko.
Dredge each pickle slice in the batter then coat in the bread crumbs.
Place the coated slices on the baking rack.
Broil 3 minutes on each side till they have a lovely toasty brown color.
If you prefer fried… just make sure the oil is hot before dropping them in.
Serve with a Ranch Dressing.

Home Made Ranch Dressing

In a blender, pulse a few times until well blended:
  • 1/2 Cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 Cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 green onion tops, finely diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley (or a handful of finely chopped fresh)
  • 1 crushed/diced garlic clove
  • a pinch of white pepper
  • 1/8 cup of buttermilk (or a little more if it is too thick)
Stores in refrigerator for a week.


  1. I've always wanted to try making these! I think I will have to now. Thanks for sharing!

    Bevin @ Who Needs a Cape

    1. Now you see how easy they are, do it!

  2. I have a huge thing for fried pickles! I have to order them whenever they're on a menu... good to know there's a baked version I can make at home!

    Stopping by from Plucky's Blog Hop... nice to meet you!

  3. The bacon wrapped chicken caught mine and my boyfriends attention and we are now sitting here drooling over all the yummy receipts and food you have posted.

    Justina @

    1. awe, thanks. I hope you let me know how what you think when you make them. I usually make things that are not hard and often use short cuts in my methods.

  4. I love fried pickles! I'm going to have to give these a try. i'm a new follower by way of the Pin Me Linky party!
    Have a great weekend

  5. WOWO these look delicious!

  6. These sound amazing. I have had the fried ones, but these look much better. I am looking forward to trying them! We are having a Super Bowl Eats and Treats Linky Party, and I’d love if you would link this, or any other recipe that says “Super Bowl” to you! It can be appetizers, desserts, parties, crafts, sandwiches, anything and as many as you want. We would love to have you!

  7. Just pinned. I haven't had these in 8 years since moving to AZ from TN. I used to order them at a restaurant in Collierville, TN. They were so yummy!

  8. I am yet another Texan who'd never had these! Maybe I can entice my son to finally eat them if I make these!

  9. These sound very good. And I love that you included a ranch dressing recipe. Can't wait to try these.
    Thanks for stopping by and sharing on Throwback Thursday. Hope to see you back again this week.

  10. I think my comment went through but I am not sure as the children distracted me and I ended up hitting Publish twice and now it says "Comment should not be empty."
    So just in case, wanted to say how yummy these look. Can't wait to try them. So glad you included the ranch dressing recipe, yum.
    Thanks for stopping by Throwback Thursday, hope to see you back again this week.


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