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A plate of fried pickles, served with ranch dip.

Fried Pickles

These fried pickles are coated in a seasoned beer batter, then deep fried until crispy and golden brown. A unique and unexpected appetizer option that's sure to get rave reviews!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 150kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 2 cups sliced pickles I like to cut 3/4 inch thick slices from whole pickles
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour divided use
  • 1 1/4 cups beer
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • oil for frying
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped


  • Heat 3 inches of oil in a deep pot to 375 degrees F.
  • Coat the pickles in 1/2 cup flour, shaking off any excess.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the remaining cup of flour, beer, salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder.
  • Coat each pickle slice in batter, letting the excess batter drip back into the bowl.
  • Fry 8-10 pickle slices at a time until golden brown, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining pickles.
  • Sprinkle with parsley, then serve immediately.


Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 686mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 580IU | Vitamin C: 10.1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2.3mg