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Deep Fried Pickles

Deep Fried Pickles. This deliciously fun recipe for deep fried pickles was inspired by a trip to the Penguin Diner in Charlotte, NC.  features a warmly spiced tempura batter. Serve with our Chipotle Ranch Dip!

Deep Fried Pickles

Deep Fried Pickles

Okay, confession time, on the Saturday morning before Superbowl Sunday, we had these deep fried pickles for breakfast! …and loved them!

We were at the Penguin diner in Charlotte, North Carolina this past summer. There we had some very, very tasty deep fried pickles. Now, I’ve finally gotten around to trying some of my own.

The batter here is a very simple tempura style batter with ginger and chipotle powder added to it for a little extra kick.

The pickles were soaked in buttermilk which releases some of the vinegar so that taste does not dominate.

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We served this with some of our homemade Chipotle Ranch Dip . It was just perfect with these crispy snacks.

It’s an ideal party snack for Superbowl Sunday or at any time of the year.

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Deep Fried Pickles
Yield: 20 servings

Deep Fried Pickles

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes

Deep Fried Pickles. This deliciously fun recipe for deep fried pickles was inspired by a trip to the Penguin Diner in Charlotte, NC and features a warmly spiced tempura batter. Serve with our Chipotle Ranch Dip!

Ingredients

  • 8 to 10 large garlic dill pickles, sliced
  • 1 cup buttermilk, approximately
  • Aprox 1/2 cup corn starch for dipping before battering the pickles

For the tempura batter

  • 1 extra large egg
  • 1 cup ice cold water
  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle powder
  • canola oil, (for frying)

Instructions

  1. Soak the pickle slices in the buttermilk for a couple of hours or overnight.
  2. Rinse the pickles in cold water and pat dry with a clean dish towel or paper towels.
  3. Preheat deep fryer to 375 degrees F. I use canola oil for frying but peanut oil or corn oil would be fine too.

To make the tempura batter

  1. Sift together the flour and spices. It is important to sift your flour here or the batter will be too thick. Tempura batter should be quite thin in consistency. Add a little more water at the end if you feel you need to.
  2. Whisk together the egg and cold water then quickly whisk in the dry ingredients. Small lumps are perfectly fine, even preferred.
  3. Dip each pickle slice in corn starch before dipping into the tempura batter to help the batter stick much better.
  4. Drop into the hot oil and fry to golden brown about 6 -8 minutes.
  5. Drain on wire rack before serving with the Chipotle Ranch Dip

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Nutrition Information

Yield

20

Serving Size

20 servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 72Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 10mgSodium 56mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 2g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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ashley

Tuesday 16th of June 2020

Wow, these look amazing! I've never tried fried pickles whole, I usually only see the fried pickles sliced. I just got an air fryer and I really hope this works out. Thanks for sharing!

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Debbie Butler

Friday 31st of January 2020

I was excited when I saw this recipe - I love pickles! until I glanced at the ingredients/nutrition information. Canola Oil is the most unhealthy cooking oil on the market! Any oil which is highly processed is detrimental to one's health. Could you consider trying avocado oil or coconut oil instead? Please take my comment seriously.

Jen Griffith

Monday 17th of June 2019

How would you pan fry these?

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