Saturday, March 22, 2014

Beer-Batter Fried Pickles

Prep Time: 15 Minutes       Fry: 4 Minutes        Makes 8 servings

Serve this Alabama-original fried pickles at your next barbecue for a fun twist on a favorite condiment

2            (16-oz.) jars dill pickle sandwich slices, drained
1           large egg 
1           (12-oz.) can beer 
1           tablespoon baking powder
1           teaspoon seasoned salt
1-1/2     cups all-purpose flour
                **Vegetable oil **
Spicy Ranch Dipping Sauce (recipe below)

1.      Pat pickles dry with paper towels.
2.      Whisk together egg and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl; add 1-1/2 cups flour, and whisk until smooth.
3.      Pour oil to a depth of 1 1/2 inches into a large heavy skillet or Dutch oven; heat over medium-high heat to 375°.
4.      Dip pickle slices into batter, allowing excess batter to drip off. Fry pickles, in batches, 3 to 4 minutes or until golden. Drain and pat dry on paper towels; serve immediately with Spicy Ranch Dipping Sauce.
I used Vlasic Kosher Dill Stackers.

                 **Spicy Ranch Dipping Sauce**
Prep Time: 10 Minutes         Makes about 1 cup

3/4        cup buttermilk
1/2        cup mayonnaise 
2           tablespoons minced green onions
1           garlic clove, minced 
1           teaspoon hot sauce
1/2        teaspoon seasoned salt
            ***seasoned salt **

Whisk together first 6 ingredients. Garnish, if desired. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.


  1. What an interesting recipe! Sounds intriguing.

  2. Hi Medeja , had this dish at a friends house about 4 years ago and asked for the recipe . Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. How interesting! We actually enjoy pickles just as they are.:-) Thanks for this new twist!

  4. Hi Nellie , I also like pickles as they are . We do a lot of grilling and same things gets boring to these folks in my neck of the woods ;-D . Thanks for stopping by :)

  5. Hi Nee,
    Never had fried beer battered pickles. That must be a very interesting texture and flavor for your taste buds.The dipping sauce sound yummy...thanks for sharing this interesting recipe! Blessings Dottie :)

  6. Hi Nee, , this is interesting! Using beer for battered pickles. From the look of it, I can tell that it's very yummy and addictive too! Would love to come over for your next BBQ party! Warmest regards and cheers :)


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