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Spicy fried pickles

Spicy Fried Pickles

A delicious mix of tang, spice, and crunch!
Course Appetizer, Side
Keyword Cayenne Pepper, Tabasco
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 229kcal


  • 1 jar dill pickles 32-ounce jar, chips or whole (to then be sliced)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco Hot Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying



  • Line a baking pan with a double layer of paper towels.
  • Pour vegetable oil into a large pot, then heat the oil at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a bowl, combine the buttermilk, egg, and Tabasco. Stir to combine.
  • In a second bowl combine the flour, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder. Stir to combine.
  • If the pickles are whole, slice the pickles into chips. Otherwise, drain the chips from the pickle juice.


  • Add the pickle chips to the buttermilk. Thoroughly coat the chips.
  • Transfer 10 chips into the flour mix and coat.
  • Place the pickle chips into the hot vegetable oil. Fry the pickles until golden brown (approximately 4 minutes).
  • Transfer the fried pickles to the tray lined with paper towels to allow them to dry.
  • Repeat the process above until all the pickle chips are cooked.
  • Serve the fried pickles with a spicy ranch dressing or your favorite condiment.



See our spicy Sriracha ranch dressing as an excellent pairing for these spicy fried pickles.


Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 1078mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 470IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 2.1mg