Deep Fried Pickles and a New Look

deep fried pickles

Okay, first things first.  What do you think?  Yowza!  It’s such a different look.  I feel so… fancy =o)  For my birthday my Mom gave me a blog makeover.  Yeah for me!  What an amazing gift!  And Jeni over at The Blog Maven did such a great job.  I can’t even thank my Mom and Jeni enough!

Now onto the Deep Fried Pickles.  What are your thoughts on deep fried pickles?  Have you had them?  If you haven’t, don’t be so quick to judge.  They are awesome.  Seriously!

I first had deep fried pickles at Hooters.  Ha.  That got your attention, didn’t it?  My niece had a job at Hooters and I wanted to go check out this place she was working.  Well, I’m not so sure what about think about all that (especially when it includes my niece) but one thing was for sure… their deep fried pickles were amazing!!!  I’ve been hooked ever since.

When I saw that Christy, over on From Glitter to Gumdrops, made Deep Fried Pickles I immediately bookmarked her recipe.  And I’m so glad I did.  They were wonderful (and super easy to make).

deep fried pickles

Source:  Slightly adapted from From Glitter to Gumdrops

Deep Fried Pickles


  • Dill Pickle slices (you can also use spears)
  • 1 cup buttermilk (you can make your own with 1 cup milk and 1 Tbsp. vinegar)
  • 1 cup corn meal (I used 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 cup corn meal)
  • 1 Tbsp. seasoning salt
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan Cheese
  • vegetable oil for frying


  1. Dip pickles into buttermilk and then into corn meal mixture.
  2. Place on a place and set aside.
  3. Heat oil to about 300 degrees. You want it hot enough so that a tiny bit of flour added to it sizzles pretty good. Otherwise it'll be too cool and your pickles will soak up the oil.
  4. Cook pickles for about 2-3 minutes, turning about half way. If you're using spears, your cooking time will be increased.
  5. Remove and place on a paper towel.
  6. Serve warm with ranch dressing.

deep fried pickles

You’ll love ’em, promise!


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  1. Hi Erin. I love your new look! How fun, it looks amazing!

    Have a sweet day!

  2. I love your new blog look! That was a super birthday gift, and by the way, happy birthday! The fried pickles look awesome, I have never made my own, but I order them sometimes at a local place called The Red Goose Deli, and they’re great.

  3. Your blog looks fantastic, Erin. I love the design and how great your photos look. Being able to print out your recipes so easily is terrific as well. Jeni really does a first rate job!

  4. Looks great! I need to update my blog. Mine is still pretty Blogger old style. (though I have my own domain). I especially need an index.

  5. Love the look you added to your blog. I am a big fan of deep fried dill pickles. As a teenager (almost 40 years ago), I used to go to a place in a mall in Utah and order these quite often. Mmm-m-m-m-m, haven’t had any in years but they sure are a mouth treat! Thanks for the recipe!

  6. Christy says:

    LOVE the new blog list-it’s in my summer wish list-you’ve totally inspired me after seeing how great yours looks! Gonna go exploring! Also…live fried pickles 😉

  7. I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven’t already this week. The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday’s at midnight. Hope you will join us!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy

  8. Yum!! Fried pickles are one of my favorite appetizers! I’ve never tried making my own, but your recipe makes it sound totally do able! =)

  9. The new look is great!
    Love the picture of you on there also…seemed like your old look didn’t have one of you?
    Everything looks fresh and clean!

  10. April Yedinak says:

    I love your makeover! It is so cute.

  11. Love fried pickles – I’m a Southerner so anything deep fried is delish!