Oven Baked “Fried” Pickles with Garlic Sauce

Light Oven Baked "Fried" Pickles with Garlic SauceAmazing Oven Baked “Fried” Pickles with Garlic Sauce. Get your southern fried pickle fix without all the calories!

Oven Baked "Fried" Pickles with Garlic Sauce
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My first experience with fried pickles was 12 years ago at a local barbecue joint.

Heaven. Crisp salty heaven, that I will never forget, with a twang of vinegar.

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Since then, every time we stop at a new barbecue restaurant, I immediately check the menu for fried pickles. If they are on the menu, I instantly believe the establishment has promise.

Lightened-Up Oven Baked "Fried" Pickles with Garlic Sauce

Southern fried pickles are ridiculously addictive, especially served with a creamy dipping sauce. Because of this, they aren’t known for being figure-friendly.

I thought it would be fun to see if I could make them in the oven, to cut the calories from the fry oil, and eliminate the messy clean up process from frying.

Making Light Oven Baked "Fried" Pickles with Garlic Sauce

For today’s Oven Baked “Fried” Pickles with Garlic Sauce I used a triple-dip method of flour, egg wash, and bread crumbs normally used for frying.

Making Oven Baked "Fried" Pickles with Garlic Sauce

However I added finely shredded reduced fat cheese to the panko bread crumbs to offer rich flavor and help the breading stick together. Then I coated both the baking sheet and the tops of the pickles with a light coat of cooking spray.

How to Make Light Oven Baked "Fried" Pickles with Garlic Sauce

The result is a crunchy zesty Oven Baked “Fried” Pickles with Garlic Sauce recipe that is just as tantalizing as real fried pickles, with much less fat… And mess.

Best Oven Baked "Fried" Pickles with Garlic Sauce

And for the dipping sauce?

You can use low fat ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping. Yet this creamy garlic sauce is a fresh garlic-dill sauce that is easy on the hips and tastebuds.

Baked "Fried" Pickles with Garlic Sauce

Oven Baked “Fried” Pickles with Garlic Sauce is a great party snack for spring. They compliment barbecue, of course, and all sorts of hearty southern meals. Give them a try!

Easy Oven Baked "Fried" Pickles with Garlic Sauce

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Simple Oven Baked "Fried" Pickles with Garlic Sauce

Oven Baked "Fried" Pickles with Garlic Sauce

Yield: 6-8 servings

Prep Time:20 minutes

Cook Time:14 minutes

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Amazing Oven Baked “Fried” Pickles with Garlic Sauce. Get your southern fried pickle fix without all the calories!

Ingredients:

For the Oven Baked “Fried” Pickles:

  • 16 ounce dill pickle slices, drained
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup finely shredded reduced fat pepper jack cheese (or habanero cheddar)
  • Cooking oil spray

For the Garlic Sauce:

  • 1 cup low fat plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (3-4 cloves)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped dill
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment. Then spray the parchment with cooking spray.
  2. Prep three bowls: one with flour, one with whisked egg and milk, and one with panko and finely shredded cheese mixed together. Drain the pickles then lay them out on a paper towel lined plate. Press the pickles with another paper towel to remove excess moisture.
  3. Toss the pickles in the flour to thoroughly coat. Shake off the excess. Then dip the pickles in egg wash, followed by the panko mixture. Lay the triple-dipped pickles on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Once all the pickles are coated in panko, spray the tops with cooking spray. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until crisp and golden.
  5. While the pickles are baking, mix the garlic sauce ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt. Then taste, and salt and pepper as needed. Serve the pickles warm, with a side of garlic sauce (or ranch dressing!)

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6-8 servings, Serving Size: 8

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 178 Calories
  • Total Fat: 6.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5g
  • Cholesterol: 42mg
  • Sodium: 977mg
  • Carbohydrates: 21.5g
  • Fiber: 1.6g
  • Sugar: 5.4g
  • Protein: 8.1g
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10 comments on “Oven Baked “Fried” Pickles with Garlic Sauce

  1. Maria Lichtyposted April 13, 2017 at 12:39 am Reply

    This would be a tasty appetizer!

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  3. super mario worldposted April 18, 2017 at 4:33 am Reply

    So great! Thank you sharing

    Rating: 5
  4. b2lawrenceposted June 5, 2017 at 8:56 pm Reply

    These look awesome. Trying this weekend.

  5. Barbaraposted January 13, 2018 at 8:55 pm Reply

    These were fantastic. Love

    Rating: 5
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  9. Jessiposted February 3, 2018 at 4:22 pm Reply

    Baked “Fried Pickles”!!!! I am so making these tonight! I love fried pickles, but I hate that they are so fattening. These look awesome!

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