Fried Pickle Recipe from the Minnesota State Fair

Great MN Get Together- Crowds fill Judson Ave at Minnesota State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair is just around the corner- which means an eating frenzy of delicious fried foods (fried pickle recipe anyone?!) and various delicacies on a stick will soon be here. In order to get your body good and prepped for such a mouth-filling event I teamed up with several of my favorite food bloggers to create a round up of our best foods that copycat the Minnesota State Fair foods.

Enjoy your favorites like certain chocolate chip cookies, or pronto pups, mini donuts- and of course my favorite- fried pickles! Which leads us into my recipe for said Fried Pickles.

Fried Pickle Recipe with Sriracha Ranch Dip

The biggest challenge with making fried pickles is to make sure to not over fry them. They aren’t really fried pickles anymore if they taste like oil and not dill pickle vinegary goodness!

flash freeze dill pickles for frying

The easiest way that I have found to do this is by freezing the pickles after coating them in the wet batter but before frying them. It’s a step I strongly recommend not skipping- trust me on this one.

After that the process is easy. Fry a few pickles, eat a few. Repeat. They are especially delicious when dipped in the Sriracha Ranch Dip which does an amazing job of cooling with a tiny hint of spicy heat at the same time.

Both the Sriracha Ranch Dip and Fried Pickle Recipe are detailed below. Enjoy them immediately!

And remember to grab all the other recipes below- Which one is your favorite?

Sriracha Ranch Dipping Sauce Recipe

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  1. Mix together batter ingredients. Drop pickles in the batter and make sure that they are completely coated on all sides.
  2. Place battered pickles on a cookie sheet covered with tinfoil and put in the freezer for 20 to 30 minutes (or longer). This will ensure that your batter stays on your pickles when you put them in the fryer.
  3. Start the hot oil fryer and set to heat to 350 degrees.
  4. Once oil is heated and pickles and batter have frozen it is time to make pickle magic. Depending on the size of your fryer- Fry in smaller batches of no more than 10 at a time so that the ingredients to all get stuck together in the fryer.
  5. Fry for no longer than 1-2 minutes (faster if they look done) at 350 degrees and remove immediately. Allow a few minutes to cool. Serve with Ranch-Sriracha dip.
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  1. Combine the ranch dressing and Sriracha hot sauce. Serve with fries, fried pickles, on a salad or on a sandwich to truly enjoy the flavors.
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Remember how I mentioned a collection of Minnesota State Fair recipes? Here they are! The best of the best.

Make them all at home and start getting your taste buds ready for the MN State Fair!

Minnesota State Fair Food Recipes

Watermelon Kombucha Slushie: Sharon with The Honour System
Breakfast Pronto Pups: Janel with Nellie Bellie
Fried Pickles with Sriracha Ranch Dip: Greta with Pickles Travel Blog
Cinnamon Sugar Mini Donuts: Lane & Holly with With Two Spoons
State Fair Cookies: Alice with Dining with Alice
Corn fritters + maple butter: Haley with Cheap Recipe Blog
Vegan Nachos: Kelly & Dusty with Dining Duster
Fire Roasted Herb Butter Corn on the CobJulia from Girl Meets Kitchen

Did we miss your favorite recipe? Let me know what your favorite go-to state fair food is!

Minnesota State Fair recipes for all the amazing food like fried pickles, mini donuts, roasted corn on the cob, sweet martha's cookies and more. All recipes are kid friendly and deliciously easy to make at home

15 Thoughts on “Fried Pickle Recipe from the Minnesota State Fair

  1. SharonNo Gravatar on August 8, 2017 at 2:08 pm said:

    I think you’ve done pickles proud. :) These look scrumptious! I would imagine any chip lover would die for these and the sriracha dipping sauce? Brilliant. I love a bit of heat. All these posts are making so jealous that I’m missing out on this fair!

    • GretaNo Gravatar on August 8, 2017 at 3:23 pm said:

      Aw Thanks Sharon! Doesn’t everything look so incredible! So glad you participated- Thank you. Just let me know if you ever want to come to town for the fair- I’ll make sure you get to eat up all the goodies ;-)

  2. Julia | Girl Meets KitchenNo Gravatar on August 8, 2017 at 3:00 pm said:

    Frickles!! The quintessential Midwest snack. These look amazing!

    • GretaNo Gravatar on August 8, 2017 at 3:25 pm said:

      Ha! I’ve never heard that name for them- is that actually what they’re called? They are the best of the snacks in my mind for sure ;-)

  3. Kelly | @diningdusterNo Gravatar on August 8, 2017 at 4:23 pm said:

    this looks TOTALLY amazing! All of it. Consider these made at our house :)

  4. Lane & Holly @ With Two SpoonsNo Gravatar on August 8, 2017 at 5:07 pm said:

    Love, love, love these! I’ve never met a fried pickle I don’t go crazy over! Great job on the round up, Greta, you’re amazing!

    • GretaNo Gravatar on August 8, 2017 at 9:43 pm said:

      I agree. Pickles are always amazing, but even better when fried ;-) I’m so glad you guys joined in the fun! Love your recipe

  5. Janel HuttonNo Gravatar on August 8, 2017 at 8:06 pm said:

    Fried pickles might be one of my faves from the state fair. Epic!

  6. Alissa SchrankNo Gravatar on August 9, 2017 at 10:50 am said:

    Love fried pickles! Will have to try this with my fry daddy :)

  7. Get at me with a review of the pickle beer. :-)

    • Ha! I’m not really a fan of beer but if it tastes like pickle juice I’m all in. I’ll make my husband get it first and then decide ;-)

  8. Fried Pickles are half the reason I go to the State Fair. I’m excited to try out this version! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    • GretaNo Gravatar on August 9, 2017 at 8:26 pm said:

      I love fried pickles but honestly usually get the pickles on a stick at the state fair… cause I never have to share that way! State Fair is coming up so quick- can’t wait!

  9. Alice SeuffertNo Gravatar on August 10, 2017 at 1:58 pm said:

    Yum! One of my favorite State Fair Foods! Great tip to freeze first, thank you!

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