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Fried Dill Pickle Coins

If you've never tried or are not sure how to make fried pickles, step up to the plate and try these puffy golden bites. They're a delicious accompaniment to a burger or a sandwich. For a fun and different appetizer, serve this fried pickle recipe with ranch dressing for a dip. – Cheryl Maczko, Arthurdale, West Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 cups thin dill pickle slices, drained
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Ranch salad dressing, optional


  • In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, salt and pepper. In another bowl, beat eggs and milk. Blot pickles with paper towels to remove moisture. Coat pickles with flour mixture, then dip in egg mixture; coat again with flour mixture.
  • In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry pickles, about 10 at a time, for 3 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Drain on paper towels. Serve warm with ranch dressing if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1/3 cup: 275 calories, 16g fat (2g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 907mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • Alicia
    Mar 31, 2020

    Worked to extent. The breading didn't hold like I wanted it to, but it still came out really good.

  • Brenda
    Dec 19, 2017

    Hello I was a little disappointed. I would like to have a little crispiness. They were soggy I didn't read the directions. I did it wrong.

  • jennt1981
    Aug 20, 2015

    These simple bites were a perfect pair with Rueben sandwiches! I ended up dipping them in the egg first by accident and so double battered which turned out great!

  • mommayor
    Aug 2, 2015

    Very good! I did add hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce to the egg mixture. And I halved the recipe and I used sandwich stacker pickles.

  • Katieclueless82
    Oct 2, 2014

    Yummy. Turned out very crunchy and delicious. Doesn't need any more seasonings because the pickles are already seasoned enough!

  • CMetcalf711
    May 30, 2014

    These were awesome! I went to college in Tennessee and had a lot of fried pickles down there. These were just as good! They were very easy to make and delicious to eat! I did them in a skillet on the stove, but I would not recommend that method if you are inexperienced with frying. These will definitely be made again in my home!

  • Nan Mock
    Dec 30, 2013

    This is a great and simple recipe for fried pickles! My daughter and I have made these a lot. I do think that the coins or "chips" are the best for fried pickles, and getting them dry before battering makes a big difference in the final product. These get gobbled up very quickly!

  • bakerjoy
    Sep 2, 2012

    I halved this recipe and used enough oil in a dutch oven for the pickle slices to be immersed. Also, I read some reviews about the pickles turning out soggy. I drained them, put them in a kitchen towel and squeezed the excess juice out of them and laid them out on a plate to dry for several minutes before coating them and frying. They turned out really crispy! I would definitely make them again!!

  • Brenda2772
    Jan 1, 2012

    We loved these as coins (although it was time consuming). When tried as spears the breading didn't stay on the pickles. I think I'll try them with a coating of bread crumbs next time. Also, they are definitely soggy from the microwave the next day (maybe they'd do better reheated in an oven).

  • stwrt6d
    Oct 14, 2011

    good recipe!!! I would add a bit more seasoning to the batter but everyone who ate them LOVED them!