Fried Pickle Burger

When it comes to epic burgers, this one is right up there. If you love fried pickles, if you love fry sauce and burger spread you are going to absolutely love this Fried Pickle Burger. I’ve made it twice in as many weeks because it’s such a hit. The combination of the juicy burger, the homemade spread and the crispy fried pickles is burger perfection.

I’ve been a fan of fried pickles for a while now. In fact, I shared a recipe a few years ago for fried pickles. They are a guilty pleasure of mine. It sounds weird right? Well at least it did to me the first time I heard someone order them at a restaurant I used to work at. But don’t knock it till you try it, friends. Fried pickles are where it’s at. They are tangy, salty, crispy and crunchy and they make an excellent burger topping.

When it comes to epic burgers this Fried Pickle Burger loaded with spicy fried pickles and homemade burger spread is at the top of the list.

The pickles I used were actually the Claussen hot and spicy pickle chips, because you know me, if I can make it spicy, I am SO going to do it. These pickles can be hard to find and are indeed spicy. So if you cannot find them, or if you want to keep things more on the mild side, any pickle chips will do. You do want to make sure you use pickle chips though, that way they fit on the burger.

As good as the pickles are, this burger would not be nearly as epic if it wasn’t for the burger spread. I use my homemade copycat Burgerville burger spread in this recipe. The five ingredients make it easy to make and the fact that it has dill pickle relish and sweet pickle relish made it a natural topping for this Fried Pickle Burger.

And it’s an excellent fry dip too. Just sayin…

When it comes to epic burgers this Fried Pickle Burger loaded with spicy fried pickles and homemade burger spread is at the top of the list.

Fried Pickle Burger Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 4 (1/4 - 1/3 pound) ground beef patties
  • seasoning salt
  • 20 hot and spicy pickle chips
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • oil for frying
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • lettuce
  • burger spread

Burger Spread

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon dill relish
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon granulated sugar



Whisk together all ingredients for burger spread. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.


Heat a grill to medium heat. Season burger patties liberally with seasoning salt. Cook until desired doneness. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm.


Meanwhile while burgers are cooking, build an assembly line: place flour on one plate, whisk together egg and milk in a bowl and place panko bread crumbs on a third plate.


Dredge the pickle chips in the flour, then dip in the egg wash and finally press into the panko crumbs to coat completely. Repeat until all pickles are coated.


Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook pickles, in batches if necessary, until golden and brown. 1 - 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate and sprinkle lightly with salt.


Assemble the burgers: Place lettuce on the bottom bun and place cooked burger patty on top. Spread burger spread on top of burger and top with 4 - 5 fried pickles. Repeat until 4 burgers are made. Serve immediately.



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  • Reply
    May 17, 2016 at 7:28 am

    Fried pickles on the burger – such a great idea!

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    Michelle Nahom
    May 17, 2016 at 6:48 am

    This burger sounds like it is right up my alley! And I am a complete pickle addict (like I’d rather eat pickles than chocolate) and I have always wanted to try fried pickles! I need to check out your recipe!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes...
    May 16, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    I giant stack of fried pickles on this is genius!

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    Back For Seconds
    May 16, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Alright, now that’s a great idea!! Mmmmm

  • Reply
    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer
    May 16, 2016 at 10:54 am

    I don’t know who would love this more: my husband or my neighbour! I am so giving this a try with veggie burgers!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking
    May 16, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Oooh! I’ve never had a fried pickle burger before. It looks delicious! Definitely a nice change from a plain cheeseburger.

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    Lori Lange
    May 16, 2016 at 6:18 am

    That’s the best idea for a burger I’ve seen in a long time! Yum!