Oven Fried Pickles are delicious, crunchy breaded pickles that are baked in the oven instead of fried! This easy to make appetizer tastes just like your pub favourite snack but is way healthier!
I use the term “fried” in the title of this app loosely. I played around with what to call these yummy pickle spears. In the end, I felt that “oven fried” was the best even though the end result is a spear that hasn’t been fried at all.
One of my favourite pub snacks has always been fried pickles! I am not even a big pickle fan, but there is something about these breaded treats that is irresistible! Ask anyone who has stepped into a pub or restaurant that has these on the menu and they can attest to my inability to resist ordering them!
Since I can no longer eat garlic, I can’t order these in restaurants anymore and it KILLS ME! I am not the type of person to forget about it and move on. Instead, I wallow in self-pity for a bit before deciding to take action and figure out how to make them myself!
Homemade Oven Fried Pickles (because, stubborn)
Coming up with homemade versions of my favourite treats has become something of a mission for me. Check out my post for Baked Egg Rolls which is another favourite I couldn’t live without. It comes out of straight up necessity and shear stubbornness. I will not go without so I will figure out a way no matter what!
Enter this recipe! I searched 4 (yup, 4!) grocery stores before coming across a jar of pickles that was garlic free. Alas, I found it, thanked the lovely Polish company that made them and sent them a silent blessing. I then drove straight home, eager to get started, and forgetting some other groceries I was supposed to pick up! I don’t know why I bother writing out grocery lists when I rarely check them. Does anyone else have this problem?
I got started on my recipe right away! I tweaked my recipe for Baked Parmesan Zucchini Fries because I knew the breading provided the texture I was looking for. It delivers the perfect crunchy goodness I was looking for. Then I baked them because I had every intention of stuffing my face with them and so I decided I needed to make them as healthy as I could to alleviate any guilt!
You can easily toss these in an air-fryer or even fry them up on your stove top if you want. While I have never done so myself, I see no reason they wouldn’t fry up beautifully. I personally don’t feel like they need all the grease (and I also don’t have an air-fryer) so I opt to bake things for a healthier alternative. They are deliciously flavourful and packed with a nice dill flavour! Satisfied my craving and I am so glad I have a new go-to recipe!
Oven Fried Pickles
1 jar pickles, cut into spears
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/2 cup flour
2 eggs, whisked
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
2 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Preheat oven to 425F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly spray a nonstick cooking rack with oil.
- Mix panko breadcrumbs, onion powder, paprika, dill, salt and pepper in a bowl.
- In a separate bowl, place flour. In a third bowl, place whisked eggs.
- Dip each pickle spear in the flour first, then the egg, and finally in the breadcrumb mixture. Place breaded pickles on the metal rack.
- Bake for about 15 minutes, until golden brown.