Zaxby’s fried pickles are a delectable snack you can only order for a limited time. Now, growing up in southern California, it’s quite common to order fried pickles in restaurants. Well, you may not have tried to make this at home. But making the buttermilk fried pickles from Zaxby is quite easy.
In case you might be wondering, we have the exact copycat Zaxby’s fried pickle recipe for you. Preparing this snack is very simple and you don’t need a lot of ingredients. We loved how the recipe came out and we gobbled them after making them.
How to Make the Southern Fried Pickles Recipe?
Zaxby’s pickles are quite addictive and a perfect appetizer during breaks. To make the exact, Zaxby fried pickles, we have to get the ingredients right. The snack should be crunchy and tangy. One thing is for sure, the delicious crunch and tangy taste makes this snack so crave-able.
To make this appetizer, we need thinly sliced dill pickles. Finally, coat the thin slices with cornmeal batter to deep fry the snack. Have a taste of the south-fried pickle dip to make the snack worth your leisure at home.
Of course, preparing the signature Zaxby dipping sauce is also very simple. You have to combine vinegar, garlic, buttermilk, and onion to make the snack. We want a crunchy fry but it should be chewy. The combination of sweet and savory flavors makes this treat a great addition to your weekly appetizer.
We tried to copycat the Zaxby’s fried pickles, and we are not going to brag but we were happy the taste was similar to the original Zaxby. And you will be more surprised to see how short an amount of time it takes to prepare and cook the snacks. Once you fry them at home, you are sure to enjoy the best snack time ever.
So, let’s have a look at how to prepare the dill pickles.
How to Prepare Buttermilk Fried Pickles?
Preparing Zaxby’s fried pickles is simple enough for anyone to take them home. First thing, you need to collect a pickle from the grocery store. Well, you can buy pickles from any brand of your choice – that’s fine. However, we will be using dill pickles for this recipe because they have the right crunchiness.
Before frying the pickles, you have to drain them from the liquid. You can use a strainer to get rid of the pickle’s liquid. Most of the prickle brands don’t come sliced. If not, thinly slice the pickles otherwise you won’t be able to make crunchy fries.
We don’t have to prepare any batter for this appetizer at all. Rather, we need all-purpose flour and seasonings to combine the pickles. And finally, you should prepare Zaxby’s signature dipping sauce.
First, chop onions and mince garlic for your dipping sauce. Then combine them with vinegar and buttermilk to make the snacks complimentary sauce. Let’s have a look at the ingredients now.
Ingredients You Need for Making Zaxby’s Southern Fried Pickles
Make sure you collect the following ingredients to make the fries:
Dill Pickle: For our complimentary snack, we need 16 oz. jar of dill pickles. However, you can use pickles from any other brand.
Flour: We will be adding the dill pickles into a dry flour and seasoning mixture. For the mixture, we need 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour.
Garlic Powder: For the seasoning, we will add 1 teaspoon of garlic powder.
Cajun Seasoning: 1 teaspoon of cajun seasoning can help you gain a savory taste for your fried pickles.
Paprika: 1 teaspoon of paprika can balance the mixture of your fried pickles.
Vegetable Oil: For frying the pickles, we will be using vegetable oil. It’s a better option for frying snacks.
Step by Step Instructions for Fried Pickles
Step 1: Get a heavy-bottomed pot and put it over a stove. Heat the pot over medium-high heat to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Step 2: Place drained dill pickles on a paper towel. Pat them dry.
Step 3: Use a large plate to combine the flour, cajun seasoning, paprika, and garlic powder. Stir and prepare the mixture.
Step 4: We will be adding the pickles in batches. Add them to the flour and coat both sides.
Step 5: Gently place the coated pickles in the oil – one by one.
Step 6: Fry them for 1 to 2 minutes until it gets a slight brown color.
Step 7: Remove them from the oil and place them over a paper towel to get rid of excess oil
Zaxby’s Fried Pickle Recipe
- 16 Oz Dill Pickle
- 1/2 Cup Flour
- 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tbsp Cajun Seasoning
- 1 tbsp Paprika
- Vegetable Oil
- Place a heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat
- Place drained dill pickles on a paper towel. Pat them dry.
- Combine flour and other seasonings to prepare the dry mixture
- Add the dill pickles in the dry mixture in batches
- Gently place the coated pickles in the oil – one by one.
- Fry them for 1 to 2 minutes until it gets a slight brown color.
- Remove them from the oil and place them over a paper towel to get rid of excess oil.
Now, dip your crunchy fried pickles to serve your tastebuds. Share with your friends and family to enjoy a beautiful afternoon. Just follow these simple instructions to make the best snacks of your life.