Fried Pickle Chips Recipe

| August 1, 2021 | 2 Comments

Fried Pickle Chips

Follow our easy, step-by-step, photo illustrated instructions to learn how to fry up a delicious batch of our Fried Pickle Chips. A great appetizer sure to please everyone. Printable recipe included.


Fried Pickle Chips, enjoy!
Enjoy these crispy appetizers during the next big game, or for any family get-together.  Quick and easy to make. An appetizer all the family will enjoy.


Fried Pickle Chips, slider.

Here’s a quick and easy little appetizer for your next big game day party, or anytime you need some munchies. They’d be great for a movie night I think.

I’ve never been a fan of dill pickles, but frying them might change my mind. They were crispy and tasty, without the mouth puckering twang of just dill pickles. Smile.

You could even make these with Bread and Butter Pickles, but I’ve yet to try those.

I do suggest that you buy a good quality pickle when you get ready to make these. I used a store brand and found it had a good number of really thin slices. I picked those out and went with the thicker slices because I knew they would hold up better when frying them.

Here in North Carolina, we’re proud of our Mt. Olive brand of pickles, but they were out the day I shopped for pickles. Go figure.

Ready to give our recipe a try? Alright then, let’s head on out to the kitchen, and… Let’s Get Cooking!


Fried Pickle Chips, ingredients.
Fried Pickle Chips Recipe – You’ll need these ingredients.


Fried Pickle Chips, add buttermilk.
Place 1 cup of Buttermilk in a small container.


Fried Pickle Chips, add Texas Pete.
Add 1 Tablespoon of Texas Pete Hot Sauce.


Fried Pickle Chips, mix well.
Mix the buttermilk and hot sauce together.


Fried Pickle Chips, add flour.
Place 1 cup of flour in another container.


Fried Pickle Chips, add garlic powder.
Add 1 teaspoon of Garlic Powder.


Fried Pickle Chips, add black pepper.
Add 1/2 teaspoon of Black Pepper.


Fried Pickle Chips, add salt.
Add 1/2 teaspoon of Salt.


Fried Pickle Chips, add paprika.
Add 1/2 teaspoon of Paprika.


Fried Pickle Chips, mix well.
Mix all the dry ingredients together until combined.


Fried Pickle Chips, drain pickles.
Drain the juice from the pickles.


Fried Pickle Chips, sort and pat dry.
Sort and pat dry.

I placed the pickle slices on a paper towel, then patted them dry. This gave me the opportunity to remove any really thin pickle slices. Thicker slices are easier to work with and hold up better.


Fried Pickle Chips, add to buttermilk.
Place a portion of the slices in the buttermilk. Toss them around to coat them.


Fried Pickle Chips, dredge in flour.
Shake off any excess buttermilk, then place a few of the chips in the flour.


Fried Pickle Chips, shake off excess flour.
Shake off any excess flour from the pickles before placing them in the hot oil.


Fried Pickle Chips, fry.
Place the flour coated pickle chips in the hot oil.

I fried mine in my cast iron skillet. I placed about an inch of cooking oil in the skillet and placed it over Medium heat on the stove top. After bringing the oil up to 350F degrees, the oil was ready for frying.


Fried Pickle Chips, flip as needed.
When you see the bottom edges start to turn brown, use a slotted spoon to flip the pickle chips over. Continue to fry them until they are golden brown in color all over.


Fried Pickle Chips, remove.
Remove the fried chips from the oil when they are done. If you have a wire rack that will hold them, place the chips on the wire rack to drain. Even though I’m draining these on paper towels, I don’t like to recommend it. They will drain but the paper towels can also make them a bit soggy. Use what you have and what works best for you.


Fried Pickle Chips, enjoy.

Serve them up with your favorite dipping sauce. Even though they are best while still warm, I found them to hold up well even cold. They were still crispy and tasty.


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Fried Pickle Chips, printbox.

Fried Pickle Chips Recipe

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Varies
  • Category: Appetizers, Dips
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: American, Southern


Fried Pickle Chips are a great appetizer. They are easy and quick to prepare. We’re using dill chips, but bread and butter pickles are also sometimes used. Your choice.



1 cup Buttermilk
1 Tablespoon Texas Pete Hot Sauce.
1 cup Flour
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
1/2 teaspoon of Salt
1/2 teaspoon of Paprika


Place the buttermilk in a small container.
Add the Texas Pete Hot Sauce.
Stir well to combine.
Place the flour in another small container.
Add the garlic powder.
Add the black pepper.
Add the salt.
Add the paprika.
Stir all the dry ingredients together until combined.
Drain juice from pickles.
Place pickles on a paper towel. Remove really thin slices. Pat the rest dry.
Place slices in buttermilk. Toss to fully coat.
Place a few slices in the flour mixture. Toss to fully coat.
Shake off excess flour before frying.
Place about one inch of cooking oil in a heavy skillet.
Place skillet over Medium heat and bring oil up to 350F degrees for frying.
Carefully add some of the pickle slices to the oil.
Fry until the bottom edges begin to turn brown.
Flip the slices over and continue to fry until lightly golden all over.
Remove from oil and drain.
Serve warm.

Keywords: fried pickle chips, dill pickles, bread and butter pickles, flour, buttermilk, easy, quick, simple, appetizers. game day snacks

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  1. Linda Ferguson says:

    Just to let you know how much I look forward to your Monday musings and recipes. I live near Hendersonville NC and we, too, have had the storms and days of rain. It has cooled off nicely and I look forward to the Fall.
    I’m 76 and spent my life putting up food, but don’t do that anymore. My kin would just as soon get these foods from the supermarket.

  2. Lori Dom says:

    I am definitely going to be trying these. We love Mt. Olive pickles here in West Virginia too. I have 3 jars of bread and butter in my pantry just waiting. I’ve been known to just eat the pickles for a meal. Now I can try the breaded, recipe seems easy. Thank you for sharing and have a blessed week.

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