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Crispy battered fried pickles with deliciously tangy remoulade sauce makes a fantastic appetizer!

several fried pickles with remoulade sauce in a bowl

I had a hankering for fried pickles, so I decided to make some. I hadn’t ever made them before, but they were easy enough and worked out deliciously. And it’s been ages since I’ve whipped up a remoulade, so I killed two birds with one stone.

I really need to post a shrimp po’boy recipe one of these years. Anyway… fried pickles are where it’s at. If you haven’t tried them, you really should. I like pickles as much as the next person, but I like fried pickles even better.

As usual, I chose peanut oil because of its high smoke point and delicious taste. It’s perfect for all my deep frying needs. Seriously though. I rarely use anything else. 🙂

These fried pickles would be perfect for game-day, a party, or just munching on by yourself.

They’re nice and small, so pretty easy to deep fry as well. I think you should give these a try. 😀

a hand holding a crispy battered fried pickle

Will you make these fried pickles with remoulade sauce?

a bowl with homemade remoulade sauce and fried pickles

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Crispy battered fried pickles with deliciously tangy remoulade sauce makes a fantastic appetizer!
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Fried Pickles with Remoulade Sauce

Delicious fried pickles with remoulade sauce for dipping!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 6-8 large dill pickles cut lengthwise into quarters
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Flour
  • Peanut oil for frying

Remoulade sauce:

  • 1 cup mayo
  • 3 tablespoons Creole mustard
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Combine all the remoulade sauce ingredients together until smooth. Refrigerate until needed.
  • Prepare 3 bowls - one with the egg, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and salt & pepper (to taste), another with breadcrumbs, and the third with flour. Start with small amounts of flour and breadcrumbs and add more as needed.
  • Heat about 1/4" of peanut oil in a heavy pot on medium-high heat. Oil should be kept around 250F (use a deep fry thermometer).
  • Working quickly, dip each pickle quarter one by one in the flour, followed by the egg, and then the breadcrumbs. Add to the oil and cook for about 4 minutes or until the breading is golden brown. You may need to turn the pickles depending on how large your pot is and how deep the oil is. You will probably have to do a few batches. Place the cooked pickles on a paper towel lined plate to soak up excess oil.
  • Serve pickles with the remoulade dipping sauce.


  • If your Cajun seasoning is particularly salty, I recommend starting with 1/2 teaspoon and working your way up and/or avoiding adding extra salt & pepper.

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  1. Delores says:

    all sounds great can’t wait to try…

    1. Natasha says:

      Enjoy! Let me know how it goes.

  2. Allie | In This Kitchen says:

    These are gorgeous! I’ve only had fried pickles once and they were so, so good. Oh man. Thanks for sharing and reminding me that I need to try them again!

    1. Natasha says:

      Thanks, Allie ????

  3. Nicole - Cooking for Keeps says:

    Love these!! I always hate when restaurants have them in chip form, I like the spears best!

    1. Natasha says:

      Thanks, Nicole!! ????

  4. Demeter | Beaming Baker says:

    Fried pickles sound so delicious, Natasha. Love how you just felt like some and decided to whip them up. Let’s just say I would love to stop by your house for all the foods. 😉 Gorgeous photography as always! 🙂

    1. Natasha says:

      Thank you! You’re welcome to stop by anytime 😉

  5. Dawn @ Girl Heart Food says:

    I LOVE fried pickles! I’ve made them at home before, but I’ve probably eaten them out more than that. So good! Yours looks delish and that remoulade sauce with horseradish sounds deadly 🙂 Yum!

    1. Natasha says:

      Thanks Dawn!! I’m totally craving these again haha.