Fried Dill Pickles Recipe

Sliced dill pickles get a makeover when coated in a mixture of flour, Cajun seasoning, Italian seasoning, cayenne pepper, and salt, and fried to golden brown.

Winter 2018

  • Fried Dill Pickles coated with flour, Cajun seasoning, Italian seasoning, and cayenne pepper pack a punch.
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Yield: about 4 servings

Serve these pickles with a warm bowl of Homemade Chili.


• Cooking oil, for frying
• 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
• 1 3⁄4 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
• 1⁄2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
• 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
• Salt, to taste
• 1⁄2 cup water
• 2 cups sliced dill pickles, drained and dried


1. In a large saucepan, heat 1 inch cooking oil to 375 F.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, Cajun and Italian seasonings, cayenne pepper, salt, and water to form a batter.

3. Add 1 cup pickles to batter, and toss to coat. Remove pickles with a slotted spoon, allowing excess batter to drip off.

4. Add batter-coated pickles to oil, a few at a time, and fry until golden, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining pickles.