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5 from 2 votes

Sweet and Spicy Fried Pickles

Sweet and spicy fried pickles are the perfect combination of pickles and breading. Don't like the idea of sweet, change up your pickles.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snacks and Tailgate Favorites
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 Servings
Calories: 211kcal
Author: Beth Mueller



  • Peanut Oil
  • 1 jar of Wickles or your favorite sliced pickle
  • 1/2 cup of buttermilk
  • 2 cups of corn meal
  • Salt to taste


  • In a cast iron skillet, add enough peanut oil so the oil comes up about 1/2 an inch from the bottom of the skillet. You can use a deep fat fryer as well.
  • Heat the oil to 375 degrees F.
  • Dip the pickle slices in the buttermilk and let the excess drip off.
  • Toss in the corn meal and shake off any excess.
  • Fry in the hot oil until the exterior is golden brown.
  • Remove fried pickles from the oil and place on a cooling rack to let excess oil drip away.
  • Sprinkle with salt (taste a pickle to see if it even needs it first)
  • Serve warm with ranch dressing and a big glass of sweet tea.


  • Nutritional value will differ depending on oil temperature, amount of oil retained, amount of breading remaining on pickle slices.


Serving: 4Fried Pickle Slices | Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 29.3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.8g | Sodium: 168mg | Fiber: 2.7g | Sugar: 6.8g