Who would have thought that pickles could taste so good fried? Partner them with Cajun buttermilk ranch dressing for dipping. Yum!

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cover a plate with parchment paper or wax paper. In a shallow dish, combine buttermilk, salt, and pepper. Place pickles in mixture and set aside.

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  • Pour the flour, cornmeal, seafood seasoning, and 1/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning into a large, resealable plastic bag; shake to mix well. Add pickles a few at a time and tumble gently to coat evenly with the flour mixture. Remove and place on prepared plate.

  • Heat oil to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C) in deep-fryer or heavy deep skillet.

  • Fry pickles in several batches until golden brown and slightly crisp on the outside with a moist interior, 1 to 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

  • In a small bowl, combine buttermilk ranch dressing with 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning; blend. Serve as a dipping sauce for warm pickles.

Editor's Note:

The nutritional analysis for this recipe reflects an estimated 10% of the oil for frying as well as the full amount of the coating and breading. Therefore, the values represented may not be accurate.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

364.2 calories; 3.3 g protein; 25.3 g carbohydrates; 10 mg cholesterol; 1015.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2007
Awesome recipe. I did not use the seafood seasoning because I did not have it. But I did use the Cajun and it was good. It tasted just like eating out. Also I picked this recipe because it did not have eggs. I was beginning to think you could not fry pickles without eggs. Thanks so much poster. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/28/2007
was excited to make these at home but this recipe was nothing like what we've had at a pub. too grainy and the mixture was not thick enough. tried some beer batter mix and it worked so much better. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2007
Awesome recipe. I did not use the seafood seasoning because I did not have it. But I did use the Cajun and it was good. It tasted just like eating out. Also I picked this recipe because it did not have eggs. I was beginning to think you could not fry pickles without eggs. Thanks so much poster. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2007
Awesome recipe. I did not use the seafood seasoning because I did not have it. But I did use the Cajun and it was good. It tasted just like eating out. Also I picked this recipe because it did not have eggs. I was beginning to think you could not fry pickles without eggs. Thanks so much poster. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2007
The first time I ever saw these on a menu I thought it was a joke. Then I ate one. Fried pickles are so delicious and this recipe makes them turn out crisp and yummy. I've always dipped them in plain ranch dressing but the cajun seasoned kick to it is a great touch. Don't be afraid to try these - you'll be hooked! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2011
This was perfect and exactly what i was looking for. I did not have buttermilk so i used regular milk insted. MY husband and kids loved them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2008
When I saw this recipe the thought that crossed my mind was How weird! But I was very curious about what it wouls taste like so I made them. And I was pleasantly surprised! They are so good. I did it for a womans night. We felt like real men eating fried pickles and drinking beer! Haaha! It is worth a try and I will make this over and over! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/28/2007
was excited to make these at home but this recipe was nothing like what we've had at a pub. too grainy and the mixture was not thick enough. tried some beer batter mix and it worked so much better. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/26/2010
I love fried pickles but this was a disappointment. I believe it calls for too much cornmeal the breading as a result was thin and absorbed all the grease. tasted greasy and heavy but ok for a midnight munchie I guess. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2012
These were so good. We are a gluten free family so we used our normal gluten free flour blend in place of the AP Flour and it worked wonderfully. Crispy yummy fried pickles. Thanks so much for sharing! Update- I just realized that I didn't even notice last time that there was more cornmeal than flour so I used 3/4 c flour and 3/4 cornmeal and you won't be disappointed. Whatever amount you use just use equal parts flour and cornmeal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2011
have tried to make fried pickles MANY times this is the only recipe that really hit the spot!!! Thank you! Used all flour instead of cornmeal as I did not have any also no seafood seasoning as I didn't have it but everything else I did exact! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2007
Very good! I did not use the spices. The cornmeal gives it crunch! Read More
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