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Southern Fried Dill Pickles

March 9, 2016 (Last Updated: February 22, 2021)

You’ll find my Southern Fried Dill Pickles are made from delightfully crunchy, tiny baby dill pickles, that are gloriously soaked in a garlic and dill brine until perfectly seasoned, then placed in seasoned buttermilk and hot sauce brine before fried to perfection and served with homemade Ranch dressing.

It’s been said by folks, that Fried dill pickles were made famous by a Mr. Austin, aka Fatman, in the year of 1963, at the local Atkins, Arkansas, Duchess Drive-In. The recipe for his Fried Dill Pickles is so top-secret that only his immediate family members have it.

Southern Fried Dill Pickles are made from delightfully crunchy, tiny baby dill pickles, that are gloriously soaked in a garlic and dill brine until perfectly seasoned, then placed in seasoned buttermilk and hot sauce brine before fried to perfectionThey used his secret recipe for Fried Dill Pickles only once each year at the annual Atkins, Arkansas, Picklefest, held each May. Two restaurant owners have laid claims to being the-the originators of the oddly delicious fried pickle recipe. According to the owners of the Hollywood Café in Robinsonville, Mississippi, fried dill pickles made their first appearance in 1969 when one of the restaurant’s cooks, rolled the dill pickles them in the batter for catfish, served them to the restaurant’s guests.

 

 

Southern Fried Dill Pickles are made from delightfully crunchy, tiny baby dill pickles, that are gloriously soaked in a garlic and dill brine until perfectly seasoned, then placed in seasoned buttermilk and hot sauce brine before fried to perfectionIt has also been claimed that the Cock of the Walk restaurant first created this dish, but that restaurant opened in April 1977, which makes it a bit late to the show by any standards. Like any recipe, we will never honestly know who first came rolling in with the first version of the method, so I say let’s enjoy the benefits of eating these delicious creations!

All I can tell all of you is if you love Southern cooking, fried foods,  and dill pickles, you are in for a beautiful treat. The taste is just so darn good you might wish you made a larger batch to enjoy more of those Southern Fried Dill Pickles.

 

 

Southern Fried Dill Pickles are made from delightfully crunchy, tiny baby dill pickles, that are gloriously soaked in a garlic and dill brine until perfectly seasoned, then placed in seasoned buttermilk and hot sauce brine before fried to perfection

 

 
 
Southern Fried Dill Pickles

 

 

 

Southern Fried Dill Pickles are made from delightfully crunchy, tiny baby dill pickles, that are gloriously soaked in a garlic and dill brine until perfectly seasoned, then placed in seasoned buttermilk and hot sauce brine before fried to perfection

Southern Fried Dill Pickles

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Southern Fried Dill Pickles are made from delightfully crunchy, tiny baby dill pickles, that are gloriously soaked in a garlic and dill brine till perfectly seasoned, then placed in seasoned buttermilk and hot sauce brine before fried to perfection 
5 from 16 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Soak 2 hrs
Total Time 21 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 6 People
Calories 47 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 32 ounces Baby dill pickles drained
  • 1 cup whole buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon Hot sauce or to own taste
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 2 packages Louisiana Crispy Chicken Fry Seasoned
  • Peanut oil to fry
  • 1 recipe 1 Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing recipe see blog for link

Instructions
 

  • Drain the juice from the baby dill pickle jar and refill the jar with the hot sauce, buttermilk, Cajun seasoning, and garlic powder. Soak the baby dill pickles in the buttermilk brine for at least 2-3 hours.
  • Heat the peanut oil in a cast iron kettle over medium-high heat, till the peanut oil becomes 350 degrees F.
  • Drain the pickles in the seasoned buttermilk brine they have soaked in.
  • Put the 18-ounces of Louisiana Fish Fry Seasoned Chicken Fry in a large mixing bowl, and toss the baby dill pickles to coat them evenly. Shake off the excess batter from the baby dill pickles by tossing lightly in a colander.
  • Deep fry the pickles in batches for about 3 minutes or until golden brown.
  • When the baby dill pickles are golden brown, remove the pickles from the oil with a clean dry slotted metal spoon and place on a wire rack that you have placed over a baking sheet, let rest for a few moments.
  • Serve with Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing recipe

Notes

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Nutrition

Serving: 01Calories: 47kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 2gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 1425mgPotassium: 207mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 507IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 110mgIron: 1mg
Keyword dill, Fried, Fried Dill Pickles, Pickles
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You'll find my Southern Fried Dill Pickles are made from delightfully crunchy, tiny baby dill pickles, that are gloriously soaked in a garlic and dill brine until perfectly seasoned, then placed in seasoned buttermilk and hot sauce brine before fried to perfection and served with homemade Ranch dressing.

 

 

 

 

 

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33 Comments

  • Reply
    Carmella
    March 22, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    I literally almost got fried pickles last night! I love the saltiness and then dipping them in ranch, nom nom. Scared to try these at home but seems so simple.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      March 25, 2019 at 10:30 am

      Hey there, Carmella, Fried pickles are delish for sure! I actually ordered them at Chili’s the other day and they were really good but not as good as these ones. I love them!

  • Reply
    Priya Lakshminarayan
    March 22, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    I have a party coming up..will save this recipe for that!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      March 25, 2019 at 10:29 am

      Hi, Priya, glad to hear that! I hope you enjoy your party and the recipe!

  • Reply
    Natalie
    March 22, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    I never tried fried pickles before but now I just MUST. These beauties look amazing. And I absolutely love the seasoning. This recipe is going on my list to try.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      March 25, 2019 at 10:28 am

      I love fried pickles, Natalie! If you love dill pickles and fried food this might be a fit for you.
      Thanks for dropping by.

  • Reply
    Sonia
    March 22, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    Oh my goodness! I love love them but never found a good rexipe.. I am so trying this on Sunday.. adding all the ingredients to my grocery shopping list!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      March 25, 2019 at 10:27 am

      Good morning, Sonia, thanks for stopping by. These are really crunchy and so good.

  • Reply
    Olga
    March 22, 2019 at 11:39 am

    Ohhhh …my god these were straight up yummy! What a huge difference those baby dills make in this recipe. I had to look for the Louisiana Chicken fry a bit but found it in Public and Walmart. We also used to make some chicken that night. Best product a blogger has recommended in a long time. The recipe turned out perfect.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      March 22, 2019 at 11:40 am

      Thank you, Olga! I am glad you found the product. I love it too—makes the best friend pickles and chicken. You should try their fish fry—-amazing!!

  • Reply
    Tayler Ross
    March 22, 2019 at 11:38 am

    I made these yesterday and they were gone in the blink of an eye! Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      March 22, 2019 at 11:41 am

      Hey there, Taylor, so happy you liked the recipe. Makes my day!

  • Reply
    Billy
    December 19, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    This looks so delicious! I love fried pickles, but have never made them at home. I can’t wait to try this! My family is going to love it! Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      December 19, 2017 at 1:51 pm

      Hi, Billy, thanks for dropping by! I hope you enjoy them!

  • Reply
    Pete Murway
    June 12, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    Dang! That sounds even better than the last batch I made! Thanks so much! Your a doll!!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      June 12, 2016 at 12:46 pm

      Thanks, Pete, our family enjoys them let me know how you like them.

  • Reply
    islandlady91
    March 11, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    When I go to visit my mom in S. Ga., that’s one of the first things I want!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      March 29, 2016 at 11:19 am

      I know that feeling Island lady lol!!!! Thanks for dropping by!

  • Reply
    colleensoufflebombay
    March 10, 2016 at 8:53 am

    Heck yes! I have been obsessed with Fried Pickles since my first bit 20 years ago…took over 10 years to get a second bite! I’m going to try these out, TY!

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