How to Make a Basic Fried Pickles Recipe

How to Make a Basic Fried Pickles Recipe

If you haven’t tried deep fried pickles then you are in for a real treat. Here’s several recipes to get you started.

Basic fried pickle recipe and its ingredients are as follows:

Basic Fried Pickles Recipe


  • 1/4  cup flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal mix which is self rising
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper(ground)
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups pickles
  • Oil for frying


Heat a deep fryer to about 180 degrees or keep a frying pot on a high flame for about 15 minutes. Mix the cornmeal and pepper and the flour in a bowl. In another bowl mix the milk and the egg. Dip the pickles one by one in the milk mixture initially and then the cornmeal mixture. After dipping in both the mixtures, deep fry the pickles for about 3 minutes until they turn golden brown. Dab the pickles onto a tissue paper to drain the excess oil. The pickles are ready to eat.

Elvis Style Fried Pickle:


  • 2 cups of sliced pickle pieces
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup beer
  • 1 1/4th tablespoon pepper
  • 1 1/4th tablespoon red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Garlic to add flavor
  • 3 teaspoons Tabasco sauce


Mix well flour, beer, red chili powder, salt and garlic, Tabasco sauce in a bowl. Dip the slices of the pickle into the mixture. Deep fry the dipped pickles for about 4-5 minutes.

French Fried Pickles:


  • 1 beaten egg
  • 5 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons pickle liquid
  • 2/3 cup pancake mix
  •  2 cups pickle slices
  • Oil for frying


Heat the oil in a frying pot or in a deep fryer set to 180 degrees. Mix the egg, milk and the pickle liquid very well. Add the pancake mix and keep stirring to avoid forming lumps. Dip the pickle slices in the mixture. Immediately fry the dipped pickles in the hot oil until they turn golden brown. Drain the excess oil. The pickle must be served hot.

The Author:

Peter Gitundu

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