Adventures in Cooking Frickles- Attempt 1 (FAIL)


After dining on our favorite deep-fried delicacies all around Manhattan, Bex and Lyss decided to stay in the other night, and prepare our own frickles, from scratch. After scouring dozens of online recipes, we took the best (or what we thought was the best) from each one, and came up with our own concoction.

We tried several different pickle brands, all kosher dill flavored. We sliced them length-wise, patted them dry, and then tried to make fried pickles as we would make breaded chicken cutlets. Dipped in flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs.

The messy remnants of our attempt to bread the pickles. (Notice the stick-on-mustaches in the background, totally necessary for all cooking endeavors.)

Next, we filled a pan about with about 1-inch of oil, let heat for 10 minutes, and delicately placed the pickles in. Most of the breading immediately fell off and started floating around the pan, burning and smoking. YUM!

On our 4th batch we managed to get most of the breadcrumbs to stick to the pickles, and also added paprika to the recipe.

Then we placed the frickles on paper towels to cool off, and mixed up some condiments. We used mayonnaise, horseradish, Franks Red Hot Wings Sauce, and garlic in multiple combinations. The condiments were definitely the best part of the experience.


At the end of the day, we failed miserably. Our frickles sucked. They tasted like hot pickles drenched in oil, with burnt chunks stuck to them.  On our next attempt, we will certainly be using a recipe with batter, rather than this lame breading technique. Check back soon for our results, and keep your fingers crossed for us!


5 thoughts on “Adventures in Cooking Frickles- Attempt 1 (FAIL)

  1. Tina

    I haven’t made them in a long time, but I took saltine crackers and crushed them in a baggie. Then i would mix the pickles with an egg, then put them in the crackers. And I used a saucepan with more oil in it. Hope you have more success next time.

  2. cydney

    best way to make them is about 4 inches of oil in a big pot
    vlassic hamburger dill chips
    2 cups of flour about a tsp each of salt and pepper mixed in a large bowl
    2 eggs and about 4 tablespoons of milk wisked together
    drain the pickle chips on a paper towel to get rid of some of the juice
    drop about a handful of the pickles in the egg mixture and one by one drop into the flour making sure they dont touch and coat with the flour
    then drop them one by one into the hot oil flip them after about 2 minutes and they will come out perfect

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