Food Network and Betty Crocker have simple and easy-to-follow recipes for fried pickles. Food Network pairs their pickles with a horseradish and ketchup dip, while Betty Crocker pairs theirs with a ranch dip.
To make Food Network's recipe, mix 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon drained horseradish, 2 teaspoons ketchup and 1/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning. Set aside. Heat oil in a pot to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Whisk 1/2 cup flour, 1 3/4 teaspoons Cajun seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 cup water in a bowl. Dry 2 cups sliced dill pickles with paper towels. Add half the pickles to the batter and toss to coat. Remove from batter with a slotted spoon and fry for one to two minutes. Repeat for the other half.
To make Betty Crocker's recipe, mix 1 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup buttermilk, 1 clove chopped garlic, 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley, 2 tablespoons chopped dill weed, 1 tablespoon chopped chives, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Set aside. Pat 32-ounces dill pickle slices dry. In a bowl, mix 1 cup buttermilk and 2 tablespoons red pepper sauce. In another bowl, mix 1 cup flour, 1 cup cornmeal and 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning. Heat oil in a deep fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Dip pickles in buttermilk mixture, then coat with flour mixture. Fry pickles for about two to three minutes. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons salt.