Fried Pickle Chips with Ranch Dipper

Surprise friends and family with a new, irresistible way to serve pickles. Serve with The Pittsburger.


  • 16 Homemade Pickle Chips or thick-sliced garlic deli pickles
  • Flour, for dredging
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) or vegetable oil, for shallow frying
  • 1 cup sour cream or Greek-style yogurt
  • Juice of 1/2 small lemon
  • 3 tablespoons fresh herbs (such as dill, chives and parsley), chopped
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 large clove garlic, grated or pasted
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • Salt and pepper


Pat the pickle chips dry. Place the flour and eggs in separate shallow dishes; combine the panko and cornmeal in a third dish. Coat the pickles first in the flour, then the egg, then the panko mixture.

In a large skillet, heat a shallow layer of EVOO over medium-high heat. Add the pickles and fry, turning once, until deep golden, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

Make the dipper: In a small serving bowl, combine the sour cream (or yogurt), lemon juice, herbs, vinegar, garlic and hot sauce; season with salt and pepper. Serve alongside the fried pickle chips for dipping.

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