Oven “Fried” Pickles

Oven Fried Pickles via The Mommy Games

I love fried food, but rarely make it at home because I can not stand the smell. And then there’s that issue of the oil. What exactly do you do with the frying oil when you are done? I once heard Martha Stewart say that she dumps hers on the rail road tracks. Not exactly convenient. When I saw these baked “fried” pickles on Pinterest I immediately pinned them, only to find out that they linked back to a site that no longer existed (grr…). So then I started scouring the internet to find something similar, picked out my favorite bits from a few different recipes, and created the lovely plate of baked goodness you see above. They were a big hit on Superbowl Sunday and would be great for any party. Just dredge the pickles up and place them on the wire rack in the fridge and bake when ready. Crunchy exterior, flavorful pickle, easy dipping – all with no lingering fried smell or annoying left over oil. Oh, and I guess they are healthier too if you are still on a New Year’s kick. :)



  1. I can’t stand it when pins lead to dead ends, especially when they’re food-related. These look amazing. Pinning now! 😉
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    • Super frustrating! But I find so many amazing recipes/ideas on Pinterest I have no idea what I did before it. Thanks Claire!

  2. Ashley, I am so happy that you came up with this guilt free recipe! I love me some fried pickles.
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  3. I am with you all the way! I HATE frying anything. The smell lingers in the house for DAYS! I LOVE fried pickles though so this is on my list for sure!
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  4. These look wonderful. I love fried pickles, and now you just made them healthier. YUM.
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  5. Thank you!!! Deep fried pickles are my favourite food next to sashimi! I’m trying these tomorrow! If I have bread crumbs, which I think I do :)
    I’m always trying to make my favourite foods healthier, and considering you can’t have a deep fryer in a dorm (my future one you can have a toaster oven and a hot plate though, it’s a really nice dorm.) this will be great when I can’t get them and don’t want all the icky fat.

    • Glad you like the idea Megan! I remember dorm cooking and it is hard trying to figure something out that’s better than cold cereal! I’m sure you will master the toaster oven and hot plate in no time! :)

  6. What a great idea! Love Zgerman food, especially fried pickles! Will try them for tomorrow’s Super Bowl.
    PS I hate the smell of hamburgers in the house so I can totally relate!
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  7. Oven-fried pickles, for a change! I haven’t tried this one and I believe this is a perfect must-try in my own kitchen. Thanks for sharing!