Fried Pickles


We went to Hooters the other night and bought some fried pickles for appetizers. I never heard of fried pickles, so I had to try at least one. They were very good! My aunt makes pickles, so I was looking for a fried pickle recipe, and to my amazement, I found the actual Hooters recipe. If you make pickles, here's a tasty twist!


2 cups whole wheat flour

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon paprika

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 11 ounce jar hamburger dill pickle slices

2 cups buttermilk


Preheat 8 cups of vegetable oil to 350 degrees in a large pot. Drain dill pickles in a colander and then place into a medium sized bowl with the 2 cups of buttermilk. Place all dry ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Take about a handful of the pickles out of the buttermilk and dredge into the seasoned flour. Shake off excess flour and place battered pickles into hot grease. Be careful not to place too many pickles into the hot grease or the pickles won't fry up crisp. Fry pickle slices until golden brown. Continue cooking pickles until all are done. Now you can make appetizers just like Hooters with this fried pickle recipe.


Wow - 8 cups of vegetable oil! I love fried pickles but we make it a point not to fry foods at home because it's so unhealthy. We do occasionally eat them when we're dining out, although I've never had Hooters' fried pickles. Might have to try them now!