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Fried Panko-Dipped Pickle Spears

Have you had fried pickles yet? It’s a kind of a newer southern treat. I have had beer battered pickle chips before, but had never made my own until just recently. For these I wanted to make them extra crunchy so I used Vlasic pickle spears and panko bread crumbs. There are amazingly good and so addictive.

You can find my step by step tutorial for these fried pickles over at the Pillsbury website.


Fried Panko-Dipped Pickle Spears


4 to 6 cups vegetable oil
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons dry ranch dressing mix (from 1-oz package)
4 eggs
2 cups Progresso™ panko crispy bread crumbs
12 crisp pickle spears


Heat oil in deep fryer or 12-inch skillet to 375°F.

Meanwhile, in shallow bowl, stir together flour and dressing mix. In another shallow bowl, beat eggs with whisk. In third shallow bowl, place bread crumbs.

Dip each pickle spear into flour mixture, then into egg. Dip into flour a second time, then into egg a second time. Coat pickle spear with bread crumbs.

After all pickles have been breaded, fry in hot oil 2 to 3 minutes, turning once, or until deep golden brown. Drain fried pickles on cooling rack or paper towels.

5 Responses to “Fried Panko-Dipped Pickle Spears”

  1. Anita Quoibia — April 17, 2012 @ 5:15 pm

    You should also have the recipe written out for people to copy. The rest is nice but the latter is also needed. I haven’t made these for a long time, they are great. Thank you for the reminder.

  2. Michelle Martini — April 17, 2012 @ 6:08 pm

    Click on the word “fried pickles” above in text (it’s blue). It will take you to my recipe on

  3. Jillian — May 3, 2012 @ 10:47 am

    Just wondering if you have ever tried baking these?

  4. Patty — May 23, 2012 @ 5:09 pm

    How much ranch dressing mix do you add to the flour?

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