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Fried Pickles

Arkansas Fried Pickles

Fried Pickles? YES! These pickles are absolutely delicious and super easy to make! Serve with ranch dressing and enjoy this fried delicacy!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 4 people


  • 30 ea dill chip pickles
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ½ cup corn meal
  • ½ ts pepper
  • ½ ts salt
  • ½ ts cayenne
  • vegetable oil
  • Ranch dressing to serve


  • Pat dry your pickles.
  • Lightly whisk the egg and 1 tablespoon milk in a small bowl. Set aside.
    milk and egg in a white bowl, with a fork
  • Prepare cornmeal mixture - add the pepper, salt, and cayenne to the cornmeal in it's own bowl.
    corn meal, cayenne, salt, and pepper in a white bowl
  • Dip each chip into the egg and milk mixture (let excess run off) and then coat in the cornmeal mixture.
    breaded pickles on a white plate
  • In the meantime, pour enough vegetable oil into a heavy skillet to cover it in about ½ inch of oil. 
  • Heat the oil on med high until it is shimmering.
  • Drop each pickle into the oil and turn over after about 20-30 seconds.  You may need to keep turning the pickles a few times until both sides are golden brown.
  • Place the fried pickles onto a paper towel lined plate to absorb excess oil.


That's it! Enjoy your pickles on their own, or dipped into a delicious Ranch dressing, and enjoy a taste of Arkansas!
Please note:  this recipe is easily halved.  Do use 1 egg and 1 tablespoon milk but halve all the other ingredients for 2 servings.  You will have some of the egg and milk mixture leftover.  I microwaved the leftover mixture and gave it to my dog Toby.  No waste! :-)
Keyword fried pickles, pickles
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