Hooters Fried Pickles

 Hooters Fried Pickles are one of my favorite appetizers at Hooters. If you have never tried fried pickle slices, you have been missing a crunchy and tangy treat. I know that once you try these you will want this fried pickle recipe.

You can make these at home. And if you are making some Hooters Wings, why not make some of the fried pickles to go along with them?

fried pickles in a fry basket and on a plate

I know what you might be thinking, fried pickles do not sound so great, they sound weird. I promise if you try these, you will soon fall in love with these delicious tart snacks.

Best of all you don’t need to go out to make these Hooters Fried Pickles from scratch. For this recipe, you will need a jar of dill pickle slices. I like Del Dixie, but this is a brand in the Houston area.


  • 2 quarts vegetable oil
  • 16 ounces dill pickle chips
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Heat the oil to 350 degrees F in a large pot. Cover a platter with a few layers of paper towels. Drain the pickles in a colander. Place the pickles in a medium bowl and cover with the buttermilk. Stir the flours, salt, paprika, and cayenne together in another bowl; mix well. Take about a handful of the pickles out of the buttermilk and dredge in the seasoned flour. Shake off the excess flour and place the coated pickles in the hot grease. Be careful not to place too many pickles into the hot grease, or the pickles won’t fry up crisp. Fry the pickles until golden brown. Scoop them out with a slotted spoon and put them on the paper towels to drain. Continue frying pickles until all are done.



Calories: 525kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 2283mg | Potassium: 528mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 705IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 211mg | Iron: 4.1mg