Fried Dill Pickles

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


3-1/2 cups

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
You may be surprised when you see how easy it is to make a batch of these fried pickles. They'll get snatched up in a flash! —Eloise Maynor, Scottsboro, AL
Fried Dill Pickles Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 jar (32 ounces) whole dill pickles
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons garlic salt
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Ranch salad dressing, optional


  1. Drain pickles, discarding liquid. Cut pickles into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Drain on paper towels; blot with additional paper towels until dry.
  2. In a shallow bowl, mix buttermilk and hot sauce. In another shallow bowl, mix flour, cornmeal, garlic salt, paprika, cayenne pepper and pepper. Dip pickles in buttermilk mixture, then in flour mixture. In a Dutch oven, heat 1 in. of oil to 375°. Working in batches, fry pickles 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately with ranch dressing, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup: 94 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1237mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.