Crispy Pretzel-Crusted Fried Pickle Chips Recipe

As a Texas kid, I grew up eating tart, crunchy fried pickle chips. I’ve had a challenge finding them at restaurants though they are either too bland, too greasy, or just too floppy.  

Crispy Pretzel-Crusted Fried Pickle Chips Recipe
Looking for a quick, party appetizer or snack? Look no further!

Let’s make some Crispy Pretzel-Crusted Fried Pickle Chips

After thumbing through an issue of Food Network Magazine recently, I found the perfect recipe…Pretzel Crusted Fried Pickle Chips. I made them together with our BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches, and oh my goodness…they were perfect! Crunchy, tart, and the perfect side dish or appetizer. My husband raved about these & I am afraid I didn’t make enough!

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Pretzel-Crusted Fried Pickle Chips With Mustard Dipping Sauce

Chips Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Dill pickle “hambuger slices” in a jar
  • 2 cups salted mini pretzels
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • celery salt, for sprinkling (optional)

Sauce Ingredients

  • 3T spicy brown mustard
  • 1 1/2T yellow mustard
  • 3T mayo
  • 1/2t paprika
  • 3/4t garlic powder

instructions to make Pretzel-Crusted Fried Pickle Chips and sauce

Step 1

Mix the sauce ahead of time. Combine the mustards, mayo, paprika, & garlic powder. Mix well and refrigerate to let flavors blend.

Step 2

To make the chips: Heat 1/2 inch vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat or set the deep fryer to 355 degrees.

Step 3

Lay pickle chips on a paper towel & pat to dry.

Step 4

Put the pretzels in a large ziplock bag & crush them with a rolling pin. You want coarse crumbs. Put your crumbs in a shallow bowl.

Step 5

Whisk the eggs in a separate shallow bowl. Put the flour in a 3rd shallow bowl.

Step 6

Dredge the pickle slices first in the flour, then dip in the eggs, then dip into the pretzel crumbs. Turn to coat well.

Step 7

Working in batches, fry the pickle slices for about 1 minute, or until golden & crisp. Set onto a paper towel to drain and sprinkle with celery salt if you like.

Step 8

Serve these warm, with the mustard dipping sauce. Or you can go old-school like I do and dip them in Ranch dressing.

Yield: 4 servings

Crispy Pretzel-Crusted Fried Pickle Chips Recipe

Crunchy, tart, and the perfect side dish or appetizer. Looking for a quick, party appetizer or snack? Try this Pretzel-Crusted Fried Pickle Chips recipe! We got you!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

Chips Ingredients

  • Dill pickle “hambuger slices” in a jar
  • 2 cups salted mini pretzels
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • celery salt, for sprinkling (optional)

Sauce Ingredients

  • 3T spicy brown mustard
  • 1 1/2T yellow mustard
  • 3T mayo
  • 1/2t paprika
  • 3/4t garlic powder
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

Instructions

  1. Combine the mustards, mayo, paprika, & garlic powder. Mix well and refrigerate to let flavors blend.
  2. To make the chips: Heat 1/2 inch vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat or set the deep fryer to 355 degrees.
  3. Lay pickle chips on a paper towel & pat to dry.
  4. Put the pretzels in a large ziplock bag & crush them with a rolling pin, until they become coarse crumbs, then put them in a shallow bowl. 
  5. Whisk the eggs in a separate shallow bowl. Put the flour in a 3rd shallow bowl.
  6. Dredge the pickle slices first in the flour, then dip in the eggs, then dip into the pretzel crumbs. Turn to coat well.
  7. Working in batches, fry the pickle slices for about 1 minute, or until golden & crisp.  Set onto a paper towel to drain and sprinkle with celery salt if you like.
  8. Serve these warm, with the mustard dipping sauce!

Have you tried this crispy Pretzel-Crusted Fried Pickle Chips Recipe? How did it go? Share your story in the comments!

2 Comments

  1. I know!! Sitting over here mouth watering and all. My poor laptop – I must remove the drool.
    Nice…Heather!

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