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Buffalo Wild Wings’ Fried Pickles Recipe

Buffalo Wild Wings is a restaurant chain best known for serving mouth-watering wings all over the world. Even so, a special place goes to their deep-fried pickles.

Fried Pickles are tasty, healthy, and easy to whip up at the same time. Not to mention the variety of meals they could go with. It could be a crunchy appetizer, a sour side dish, or a simple snack.

If you’re into tangy chips, you have to just try this Buffalo Wild Wings’ Fried Pickles Recipe that will steal the show.

How to Make Buffalo Wild Wings Fried Pickles

These sour and spicy pickles are served in generously seasoned batter and deep-fried for the perfect crunchy texture. They are the right amount of salty, crispy, and tangy — and they take less than half an hour to make.

Without wasting any more time let’s see what you need to make these addicting Fried Pickles.

Ingredients:

(4 servings)

  • 2 cups whole dill pickles
  • ½ cup & 4 oz all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup corn flour
  • 1 cup cold soda water
  • ½ tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 2 tsp Cajun Seasoning
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegetable oil

Instructions:

Not only do fried pickles go with everything, but they are also super easy to make. They are generously seasoned, dipped in corn flour and spice batter, and fried to golden perfection.

Simple, quick, and super delicious deep-fried pickles made from ingredients you probably already have at home.

Tempted already? Let’s start.

Step 1:

Place a large frying pan on the stove and pour vegetable oil until it reaches approximately 1 inch height. The ideal temperature for perfect golden brown fried pickles is 375 °F.

Step 2:

Sift the corn flour and all-purpose flour into a large bowl. Mix them vigorously while you sift. This will help get a smooth batter. Add some salt, Cajun seasoning, Italian seasoning, and cayenne pepper. Mix all the ingredients.

Step 3:

Slowly stir the soda water into the bowl until you get a smooth and evenly combined texture. Set your spicy batter aside in a chilled area.

Step 4:

Prepare the pickles. Slice and pat them dry with a paper towel. Then, toss the pickles in the 4 oz all-purpose flour and dredge until they are well-coated, so that the batter will stick better.

Step 5:

Dip your pickles in the batter until they are fully coated. With a set of tongs, place them into the frying pan. Fry for about 1-2 minutes until they get golden brown.

Pro tip: make sure the oil is hot enough before frying to avoid getting limp and greasy pickles.

After that, take the fried pickles out of the oil with a slotted spoon or skimmer and drain them on a paper towel.

Your delicious Buffalo Wild Wings’ Fried Pickles are ready! Serve them with ketchup, ranch, or any other dip for an ultimate experience.

Ingredient Substitution

Since the deep-fried pickles recipe is quite simple, swapping out the ingredients won’t make such a big difference — as long as you stick to the preparation steps.

However, if you don’t have some of the ingredients at your disposal or just want to add a personal twist to the recipe, there are some substitutions you can try.

Wheat flour

Wheat flour, as the name suggests, is made of grounding wheat. Although it isn’t gluten-free as corn flour, it still has great nutritional value, adding a nutty flavor to your meal.

Due to its thickening properties, wheat flour makes up a perfect substitute for corn flour. Still, note that you should double the quantity required for the recipe.

Note: This is different from the all-purpose flour that is also used in this recipe, so don’t let that confuse you.

Oat milk

Oat milk is a great alternative to soda water for several reasons, and it can be used to create both sweet and savory batters. It is especially good if you need the flavor of a soda with a little “extra” in it.

Besides, oat milk adds a light and nutty flavor — exactly what we need for the pickles to be crunchy and slightly sweet.

What to Serve with Buffalo Wild Wings Fried Pickles

It’s not a secret that there are plenty of delicious sides that pair exceptionally with deep-fried pickles. It could be anything from the homemade ranch to sandwiches and other appetizers.

But if you don’t want the flavors of the spicy pickles to be overshadowed, skim through our top suggestions of what to serve with them.

Fried chicken

If you ever ordered a dish in a restaurant for the sides it came with, then you will probably understand the choice of pairing stuffed chicken with fried pickles.

The tender and juicy white meat chicken and the crunchy texture of the fried pickles are a match made in heaven.

Ranch

Though the buffalo wings and fried pickles are the most delicious and classic combo, nothing compares to your favorite ranch dressing.

The sweet and creamy flavor of the ranch takes the salty and spicy flavor of our fried pickles to a whole new level. You’ll understand it once you try to dip the hot and crispy fried pickles into a cool and light ranch dip.

Boom Boom sauce

Fried pickles are crispy on the outside and sweet and tender inside, tasting utterly good on their own. But you could still top this taste off with sauces.

If you’re not a fan of cream-based ranch, give the Mexican-inspired boom boom sauce a try. It features cilantro, green onions, tomatillos, green chiles, and melted American cheese. An incredible flavor profile that goes perfectly with the fried pickles.

How to Reheat Buffalo Wild Wings Fried Pickles

When it comes to reheating fried pickles, the main problem is to keep them as crispy and crunchy as on day one. While it is quite challenging, it’s not impossible.

The main idea is to stay away from the microwave, since it will just make the pickles extremely hot, losing the crispy exterior.

So, here’s how you can reheat fried pickles without them getting all soggy.

How To Reheat Buffalo Wild Wings Fried Pickles in an Oven

Though it takes longer, reheating fried pickles in an oven is the easiest way. Just place a pan spray or paper towel with a light coating of oil on the baking sheet in a preheated oven (up to 400 °F). This will prevent the fried pickles from drying out. Bake for 10 minutes on each side.

How To Reheat Buffalo Wild Wings Fried Pickles in a Frying Pan

Using a frying pan might be a little harder than the oven, but it’s significantly faster. Just place the frying pan on medium-high heat and pour some oil to cover the bottom.

Cook the fried pickles for 2-3 minutes on each side. Then, place them in a paper towel to drain the oil.

How to Store Buffalo Wild Wings’ Fried Pickles

Sogginess is the main problem with all fried food, and fried pickles are not the exception. So, to store them properly you should use an airtight container with a paper towel at the bottom. It helps to soak up the excess oil that will make them soggy.

Note: do not put fried pickles in the fridge before they have cooled properly to avoid condensation.

If you’re wondering whether the freezer is an option, the answer is no — unless you freeze the pickles before cooking. This way, they can last for up to 3 months.

buffalo wild wings fried pickles recipe

Buffalo Wild Wings’ Fried Pickles Recipe

Sweet, spicy, and super easy-to-make — these Buffalo Wild Wings’ Fried Pickles are going to blow your mind. Just dip the pickles in a rich-seasonedbatter and deep fry till golden brown. A perfect snack, appetizer, and side dish is ready. Enjoy!
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 151 kcal
Equipment
  • Sift
  • Large frying pan
  • large bowl
  • Slotted spoon
  • Paper towels
  • tongs
Ingredients
  
  • 2 cups whole dill pickles
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 oz all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cold soda water
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegetable oil
Instructions
 
  • Place a large frying pan on the stove and pour vegetable oil until it reaches approximately 1 inch height. The ideal temperature for perfect golden brown fried pickles is 375 °F.
  • Sift the corn flour and all-purpose flour into a large bowl. Mix them vigorously while you sift. This will help getting a smooth batter. Add some salt, Cajun seasoning, Italian seasoning, and cayenne pepper. Mix all the ingredients.
  • Slowly stir the soda water into the bowl until you get a smooth and evenly combined texture. Set your spicy batter aside in a chilled area.
  • Prepare the pickles. Slice and pat them dry with a paper towel. Then, toss the pickles in the 4 oz all-purpose flour and dredge until they arewell-coated, so that the batter will stick better.
  • Dip your pickles in the batter until they are fully coated. With a set of tongs, place them into the frying pan. Fry for about 1-2 minutes until they get golden brown. Pro tip: make sure the oil is hot enough before frying to avoid getting limp and greasy pickles. After that, take the fried pickles out of the oil with a slotted spoon or skimmer and drain them on a paper towel. Your delicious Buffalo Wild Wings’ Fried Pickles are ready! Serve them with ketchup, ranch, or any other dip for an ultimate experience.
Nutrition
Calories: 151kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 640mgPotassium: 124mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gCalcium: 44mgIron: 2mg

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