Recipe: Fried Pickle Chips

A tempura beer batter makes light, crisp frickles you'll get addicted to

Recently, we've been obsessed with canned pickle juice and all its hidden benefits. But we always have fried pickles, or "frickles," as we like to call them, on the brain here at TT. So much so that we conducted a taste test in the TT Test Kitchen and determined that full-sour dill pickles are indeed the best option to deep-fry. Slices are dipped into a tempura beer batter before getting fried to golden perfection.

Though these are great on their own, we suggest you serve them with your favorite condiment (ours is honey Dijonnaise). And, of course, they're great tucked into your favorite hot dog.

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Recipe from the Tasting Table Test Kitchen

Fried Pickle Chips
5 from 34 ratings
Crisp, golden fried pickles (or “frickles”) are going to be your new favorite side.
Prep Time
Cook Time
to 8 servings
Total time: 25 minutes
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon ground coriander
  • Pinch cayenne
  • 1 large egg
  • 1½ cups lager beer
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 8 large dill pickles, sliced ¼ inch thick
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, coriander and cayenne. Mix in the egg followed by the beer to form a smooth batter.
  2. In a 4-quart Dutch oven, heat 2 inches of vegetable oil to 375º and line a plate with paper towels. Working in batches, dip the pickle slices into the batter, then slowly drop into the oil. Cook until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the pickle chips to the prepared plate to drain. Immediately season with kosher salt. Transfer to a platter and serve.
Calories per Serving 411
Total Fat 33.0 g
Saturated Fat 2.4 g
Trans Fat 0.2 g
Cholesterol 23.3 mg
Total Carbohydrates 23.2 g
Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
Total Sugars 1.5 g
Sodium 1,239.5 mg
Protein 4.1 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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