Fried Panko-Dipped Pickle Spears

An easy app that can be served as a zesty snack is going to become a pre-dinner regular.

Fried Panko-Dipped Pickle Spears

For the crispiest pickle spears, buy whole pickles from the refrigerated section of your supermarket, and cut them into spears for the recipe.

For a thinner breading, you can replace 2 of the eggs with 1 cup milk, and only dip in the flour and egg once, instead of twice.


  • 4 to 6 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons dry ranch dressing mix (from 1-ounce package)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups Progresso™ panko crispy bread crumbs
  • 12 crisp pickle spears


  1. Heat oil in deep fryer or 12-inch skillet to 375 degrees F.
  2. Meanwhile, in shallow bowl, stir together flour and dressing mi.
  3. In another shallow bowl, beat eggs with whisk.
  4. In third shallow bowl, place bread crumbs.
  5. Dip each pickle spear into flour mixture, then into egg.
  6. Dip into flour a second time, then into egg a second time.
  7. Coat pickle spear with bread crumbs.
  8. After all pickles have been breaded, fry in hot oil 2 to 3 minutes, turning once, or until deep golden brown.
  9. Drain fried pickles on cooling rack or paper towels.

Prep: 25 min | Servings: 4

Recipe by Angie McGowan.

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Pillsbury