Nashville Hot Fried Pickles

Nashville Hot Fried Pickles

Move over Nashville Hot Chicken – Nashville Hot pickles are here to here to take the reins.

Nashville Hot Fried Pickles
Nashville Hot Fried Pickles
If I had any smarts I would have served these Nashville Hot pickles with pickled chicken to be a fucking dickhead. Nashville Hot Fried Pickles are the Nashville Hot item we’ve been missing – and it was in front of our faces the entire fucking time! All we’re really doing here is taking a chicken-fried Nashville hot chicken recipe and applying it to pickles. The real trick here (there will be a few real tricks so fucking deal with it) is homemade “quickles” – which are just quick pickles. I’m not sure how many of you have made quickles before but its a walk in the fucking park. 75/25 vinegar:water, pickling spice, salt, sugar, garlic and whatever else you’re feelin’ like. Bring the brine to a boil, remove from heat and let cool. Submerge cucumber spears in cooled brine and refrigerate. Fuckin quickles.


You could fry a fuckin shoe that’s been coated with this spice and I’d eat it. This spice is going to show up a few times in this recipe so just make a bunch.

2 tbsp Cayenne Pepper
2 tbsp Paprika
1 tbsp Garlic Powder
1 tbsp Mustard Powder
1 tbsp Black Pepper
1 tbsp Onion Powder
1 tbsp MSG
1 tbsp Brown Sugar

Nashville Hot Pickles
One you have the spice blend made, you can coat the pickles. I coated them and refrigerated them for about 30 minutes. Not sure if this is necessary but that’s what I did while I continued prepping the other steps.

While the pickles are “chilling” you can prep the buttermilk, flour & Hot oil. Mix each one of these up and set aside until ready for use.


2 Cups Buttermilk
2 tsp Hot Sauce
2 Eggs
1 tbsp Nashville Hot Spice

Hot Oil

1/2 Cup Canola Oil
1 tsp Brown Sugar
1 tbsp Nashville Hot Spice Blend
1 tbsp Hot Sauce

Flour Blend

2 Cups Flour
2 tsp Salt
2 tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Paprika
1/2 tsp Cayenne
1 tbsp Nashville Hot Spice Blend

This is the shit right here. This Buldak hot sauce (order now) They also have a line of ramen, my favorite is this black package hitter. The sauce in the red packaging is hot…like fuckin hot. The black bottle is not as hot and you get a lot more of the flavor with it. These are my current go-to hot sauces.
Unfortunately I didn’t get any photos of the dredging-frying process. It’s a bit of a cunt to manage a camera when your hands are covered in fucking buttermilk & flour, but it goes like this:
  1. Drizzle a small amount of the mixed buttermilk over the flour mixture and mix in. This will help give your pickles some of those beautiful crispy spots.
  2. Dip pickles in buttermilk. I worked one pickle at a time from buttermilk to fryer.
  3. Coat pickle in flour mixture. Make sure the pickle is completely covered and shake off any excess flour
  4. Drop pickle into 350° oil and fry for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Don’t have a respectable deep fryer? This is the one I’ve had for the past 5 years.
You’re going to be seasoning and coating the pickles – but my rule of thumb is to always salt an item whenever you take it out of the oil. Brush the pickles with a generous amount of the hot oil & season with the Nashville Hot spice blend.
Nashville Hot Fried Pickles
That right there is a wrap on Nashville Hot Fried Pickles. Serve with ranch & buffalo sauce if you’re feeling extra fuckin sassy.


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