How to Make Hooters Fried Pickles

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Hooters Fried Pickles

Hooters fried pickles combines a fresh pickle slice with a light, fried battered coating for a crispy, salty treat. Diners who have a Hooters coupon may prefer to dine at the restaurant. However, you can bring one of the restaurant's most popular appetizers into your own kitchen by learning how to replicate the Hooters fried pickles recipe. The first Hooters opened in Clearwater, Florida, in 1983. Now, there are over 450 Hooters locations throughout the world. The current logo and atmosphere are similar to the original Hooters.

Hooters utilizes freshly cut dill pickles that are sliced very thin, on site daily, to make this appetizer. Slicing pickles is out of reach for most home chefs, so a jar of store-bought pickle slices can be easily substituted to recreate Hooters fried pickle recipe at home. Pickle juice is added to the batter to intensify the flavor.

HootersFriedPickles.jpgCreative Commons image by Asiatic League
Offered by Hooters
Customer service phone 866-225-4668
Served as Appetizer or snack
Main ingredients Dill pickles, egg, flour
Cooking method Frying
Similar to Texas Roadhouse Fried Pickles
Author Katrina Robinson

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Hooters Fried Pickles Ingredients

  • 32 ounces sliced dill pickles
  • 2 tablespoons dill pickle juice[1]
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika[2]
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • Vegetable oil[3]

Hooters Fried Pickles Recipe

  1. Preheat eight cups of vegetable oil to 350 degrees Farenheit in a large pot.[2]
  2. Mix the milk, dill pickle juice, and egg in a small mixing bowl.
  3. Drain pickle slices and add to a medium-sized bowl.
  4. Pour the milk mixture over the pickles and toss until all slices are evenly coated with marinade.
  5. Drain the pickle slices again and reserve the milk mixture.
  6. Mix together the all-purpose with the whole wheat flour, salt, black pepper, and paprika.
  7. Dip the pickle slices into the flour mixture, back into the milk mixture, and then back into the flour mixture.
  8. Place the pickles in a deep fryer basket, or a wire colander with handles. Do not overload the basket.
  9. Carefully lower the basket of pickles into the hot oil.
  10. Fry the pickles for about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, or until the pickles are golden and crisp.
  11. Remove the Hooters Fried Pickles from the oil and drain well on paper towels before serving.[1]

Hooters Fried Pickles Tangy Dipping Sauce

  • To make Hooters Fried Pickles Tangy Dipping Sauce, combine 1 cup of prepared ranch dip with 2 tablespoons prepared hot sauce, such as Frank's or Cholula.
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder for an extra kick.[4]
  • For a milder sauce, just add a splash or two of Tabasco to the ranch dressing.[5]
  • To avoid the spice altogether, add 2 tablespoons ketchup and 1 tablespoon relish 1 cup of the ranch for a Thousand Island ranch dressing variation.

Hooters Fried Pickle Nutritional Information

The following nutritional facts are based on a serving size of 25 pickle chips, or 1/2 plate of fried pickles.[6]

  • Calories: 150 (Calories from Fat: 90)
  • Total Fat: 10 g (Saturated Fat: 0 g)
  • Sodium: 350 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 15 g
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g

Alternate Hooters Fried Pickles Recipe

Watch this to see another version of Hooters Fried Pickles which uses a buttermilk batter.


  • Don't fry all of the pickles at once; instead, go in batches. If you put too many pickles in the hot oil at one time, they won't fry up crisp enough.[2]
  • If you prefer pickle spears instead of dill pickles slices, add more time to the frying time.
  • Serve a Hooterstizer Combo by placing the Hooters Fried Pickles on a platter along with Onion Rings and Mozzarella Sticks. Place platter a bowl of Hooters Tangy Dipping sauce in the center.

Also See: How to Make Joe's Crab Shack Stuffed Mushrooms, How to Make Pizza Hut Wings, How to Make Red Lobster Batter Fried Shrimp, How to Make T.G.I. Friday's Potato Skins, How to Make Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix, How to Make Texas Roadhouse Fried Pickles


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