Fried pickles (also known as frickles) are a Southern tradition that everyone should try. Crunchy, sweet and tangy, this fried appetizer is delicious. If you're a fan of weird flavor combinations (or if you're having certain cravings), we've got a different spin on this pickle favorite with peanut butter fried pickles. Sure, peanut butter and pickles might sound unusual, but the creamy, salty peanut butter goes so well with dill pickle slices.

How To Make Fried Pickles 

In a large bowl stir the all-purpose flour, buttermilk, egg, peanut butter, cayenne pepper, salt, and ground black pepper together and mix until smooth. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until the oil reaches a temperature of 375 degrees. Make sure the pickle chips are dry before you drop them in the batter. Once they're coated, place in the hot oil and fry until golden brown. You'll want to fry the pickles in batches.

Place the peanut butter fried pickles on a paper towel-lined plate and let them drain. Serve them with a side of ranch dressing and just try not to eat all of them by yourself!

Pregnant Fried Pickles 

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes



  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 cups pickle chips, patted dry
  • Oil, for frying


In a large bowl combine the flour, buttermilk, egg, peanut butter, cayenne pepper, salt and ground black pepper until smooth. Meanwhile heat about 2 inches of oil in a skillet over medium-high until oil reaches a temperature of 375ºF.

fried pregnant pickles

Drop the pickles in the batter and coat, then drop into the oil in batches and fry until golden brown. Remove to a paper-towel lined plate and let drain. Repeat with remaining pickles and serve.


Make sure to drain your pickles before adding to the batter. Serve with a side of ranch and fresh dill.

Perfect Pairing

We love pickles, can't you tell?

Nutrition Facts
Pregnant Fried Pickles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 445 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 55%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 14g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 1027mg 43%
Potassium 74mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 0.4%
Calcium 2%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.