Fried Cheese Pickles

Fried Cheese Pickles

These tasty and tangy pickles are as good as French fries, but even better. Fried pickles are a staple of southern cuisine. Adding cheese and wonton egg wrappers for extra crunch makes them even better! If you prefer, you can coat them with flour and egg or breadcrumbs. Whatever you decide, they are sure to please.

Which Pickles To Use?

Pickles can be used in this dish in a variety of ways. Here are some of the most popular types:

  • Dill pickles – These are one of the most popular types of pickles. You will find them in the grocery aisle in all shapes and sizes: whole pickles, spear pickles, slices – basically anything you want. The spear pickles are a bit easier to work with, but if you want a rich pickle flavor, go for the whole pickles.

  • They are fermented in water, pickling salt, and spices. Unlike other pickles, they do not have that vinegar bite of sweetness. They are just sour.

  • In terms of preparation, these are not necessarily Kosher pickles. Instead, they use salt brine and dill and garlic generously.

  • A gherkin pickle is a smaller variety of pickle. It is bumpier than a classic pickle and is usually under two inches long.

To make this recipe, you should choose some of these pickles.

Key steps in making the cheesy fried pickles:

In spite of the ease of making fried cheesy pickles at home, there are a few tips you need to know:

  • Make sure you dry the pickles; soaking wet pickles will leak out their water and cause your oil to splatter, which is extremely dangerous and may cause burns. Also, pickle water can ruin your wonton wrapper as it leaks out, and then cause your cheese to melt. So make sure you dry your pickles and let them dry on paper towels before using them.

  • I chose the Tilsit cheese, but you can also use Havarti, Monterey Jack, or Emmental cheese. If you only have American or cheddar, it will not taste as good.

  • Use wonton egg wrappers to seal the cheese and pickles tightly. Brush the edges with water so the wrapper edges will stick nicely and keep the cheese and pickles sealed.

  • In a skillet or sauce pot, heat at least 2 inches of oil and fry the pickles until the wrappers are golden brown. Use plenty of oil, especially if you do not use a deep fryer.

How To Serve Cheesy Fried Pickles

These cheesy fried pickles are served with dipping sauce like almost every other fried dish.

The best way to serve cheesy fried pickles is with Sriracha mayo. Other types of hot sauces and dips will also work. Garlic aioli and simple sour cream work well too.

Can I Make These Differently?

Breaded pickles can be made by wrapping the pickles in a cheese slice. Coat the cheese slice with flour, dip it into beaten egg, and coat it with breadcrumbs.

The pickles should be fried until golden brown. Drain excess oil from them on a paper-lined plate. Serve immediately.

Fried Cheese Pickles

Ten minutes for preparation

10 minutes for cooking

Pickles: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • Depending on how thin or thick you want your cheesy pickles, you can use 8 pickles or 8 pickle spears

  • Tilsit, American, or cheddar cheese, 8 slices

  • Wrappers for 8 egg rolls

  • Brush the egg roll wrappers with water

Instructions

  1. Heat 2 inches of oil to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Dry the pickles thoroughly with paper towels.

In the center of the egg roll wrapper, place a slice of cheese (that should be smaller than the wrapper).

A pickle should be placed on top of a cheese slice. An egg wrapper should be rolled over the pickle after it has been brushed with water.

Close the pickle tightly into the wrapper by folding in the edges. Repeat with the rest of the pickles.

I usually fry two pickles at a time in the same skillet or sauce pot. Make sure you do not overcrowd the skillet or sauce pot with the wrapped pickles.

Place the fried pickles on a plate lined with paper after removing them from the oil.

Serve the pickles with your favorite dip after cutting them in half.

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Fried Cheese Pickles

This recipe yields 8 pickles

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Time: 20 minutes

It’s the perfect cheesy and crispy snack for any occasion!

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Ingredients

  • Depending on how thin or thick you want your cheesy pickles, you can use 8 pickles or 8 pickle spears

  • Tilsit, American, or cheddar cheese, 8 slices

  • Wrappers for 8 egg rolls

  • Brush the egg roll wrappers with water

Instructions

  1. 375°F is the temperature at which two inches of oil should be heated.

  2. Make sure the pickles are thoroughly dried with paper towels.

  3. Put the egg roll wrapper on a kitchen counter and place a cheese slice (that is smaller than the wrapper) in the center.

  4. Place a pickle on top of a cheese slice. Brush the edges of an egg wrapper with water and roll it over the pickle. Fold in the edges and seal the pickle tightly.

  5. Do not overcrowd the skillet or sauce pot with the wrapped pickles. I usually fry only two at a time.

  6. Place the fried pickles on a paper-lined plate after removing them from the oil.

  7. Serve the pickles with your favorite dip after cutting them in half.

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