Fried Pickles are a popular and delicious appetizer at many restaurants. Gluten-free fried pickles are hard to find, but thanks to this delicious recipe, you can make them at home.
Gluten-Free Fried Pickles
We recently redid the photos to this recipe. Same great recipe, just a new fresh updated look for the photos!
I LOVE fried pickles! Before I had to start eating gluten-free, fried pickles were my go-to. We went out to eat at a restaurant and they had fried pickles as an appetizer I would order it.
I loved fried pickle spears, I loved fried pickle ovals. I didn’t discriminate!
Fast forward to eating gluten-free and I have found two places in my travels that have had gluten-free fried pickles! One was in Vegas and the other in Kentucky.
Sometimes you find something that makes you smile when you are cooking.
See look, even pickles have some personality. I found this little pickle face mid batch! This photo is from the old batch.
It is just too cute to get rid of! I had to keep it!
Isn’t he cute? 😉
How To Make Gluten-Free Fried Pickles
I have the entire recipe in a printable card further down in the article. But if you’re like me, you enjoy seeing photos of the entire process too.
Here’s how I made my fried pickles.
1. Drain the Pickle Juice and Pat Pickles Dry
This simple recipe starts off with some dill pickles. I drain the pickle juice and pat the pickles dry.
2. Make the Mustard and Maple Syrup Mixture
Next up is the mustard and maple syrup mixture. Hello, deliciousness!
While you could use egg, this mustard and maple syrup mixture gives you a sweet and tangy taste all while keeps it safe for our vegan friends.
3. Prepare the Crumbs
Finally, we have the crumbs. In this particular recipe, we used Ian’s Gluten-Free Original Bread Crumbs. (affiliate ad link) These particular gluten-free bread crumbs are super allergen friendly.
So if you need to avoid things like eggs, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and wheat, you should check them out!
We also added in some smoked paprika to the mixture! YUM!
4. Fry the Pickles
Finally, you just dip the pickles into the syrup mixture, then into the crumbs, then into the fryer.
I love how golden brown the pickles fry up to be. The gluten-free crumbs are perfect for that!
These gluten-free fried pickles are delicious and I promise you will keep coming back for more.
A bit of advice…let them cool before eating them.
They taste so good, that you are going to want to eat them right out of the pan! Don’t be like me…wait…your mouth will thank you! Ha! They ARE so good that you will have a hard time waiting for them to cool to eat!
Did you get soggy Gluten-Free Fried Pickles?
Pickles can hold quite a bit of moisture. If you end up with soggy pickles it is probably because the pickles had a wee bit too much moisture in them.
Next time around, go ahead and pat dry the pickles before coating with the mixture.
Love spicy easy fried pickles?
If you LOVE a little spice or hotness to your food, I have a fix for you! You can add some hot sauce to the liquid mixture during the coating process. This will help give those little pickles some KICK!
Can you change the pickle?
Yes, you can change the pickle if you wish. I would suggest sticking with a dill pickle in spear or rounds. But if you want a sweeter one, you can opt for a bread and butter pickle.
My personal opinion is the dill is the way to go!
Can I use a whole pickle?
You can start with a whole pickle. You know the ones that are sold in a big jar on deli counters? You can start with those and use a crinkle cutter (affiliate ad link) to make slices!
If you want to make life easy you can just opt for pickle chips that are already pre-cut!
Fried Pickle Dipping Sauce Recommendations
Oh, this is getting me hungry with all this pickle talk! Whether you make your pickles in the air fryer or in the skillet, you need a good dipping sauce! Am I right?!
I am personally a big fan of dipping my air fryer pickles, deep-fried pickles OR pan-fried pickles into ranch! You can use a commercial brand of ranch, but if you’d like to make a homemade version you can try my dairy-free ranch.
You could also use a spicy mayo or a comeback sauce!
Love your power air fryer? We have the best fried pickle recipe over in our air fryer recipes section! You will seriously LOVE how easy these air fried pickles are!
Side note: If you are in the market for an air fryer, I recently created a post about the best air fryers on the market. The post is based on reviews from friends, family, and online consumers! Be sure to check out the best air fryers on the market!
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Gluten Free Fried Pickles
- Prepare your area by draining your pickles and placing into a bowl.
- Combine the gluten-free crumbs and smoked paprika in a another bowl.
- In an additional bowl, whisk maple syrup and mustard together.
- In a large skillet over medium heat, spray the skillet with cooking spray.
- Gently put a few pickles into your maple syrup/mustard mixture. Coat each side.
- Gently place the coated pickle into your gluten-free crumb mixture. Make sure that the crumbs stick to the pickle by gently pressing the pickle into the mixture.
- Place crumb coated pickle into hot pan. Fry pickle on each side until golden brown.
- Remove from pan, let cool, then enjoy!
If you make this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment below! Take a picture and tag it with @VegetarianMamma on Instagram or Twitter! I always love it when you share what you are cooking!
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Question: Do you think you’d prefer fried pickle spears or fried pickle coins? Either way, you are winning with delicious homemade fried pickles! But just curious! Let me know in the comments below!
Leave me a comment telling me if you’ve ever had gluten-free fried pickles? Tell me about your experience!