Do you love the spicy Cajun dipping sauce at Texas Roadhouse, served with their crunchy fried pickles? This easy copycat recipe will have you whipping up a dipping sauce for fried pickles in mere moments. I'll also show you a super simple method for making your own fried pickles so you have an appetizer you will love!
What Kind Of Sauce Is This?
This is a creamy, spicy-but-still-mild-enough dipping sauce for fried pickles that is reminiscent of the Cajun dipping sauce served at Texas Roadhouse alongside their appetizers such as deep fried pickle slices and fried onion blossom.
Now you can copycat this recipe in your own kitchen and dip it with my simple method for making your own deep fried dill pickles or pretty much ANY of your favorite fried appetizers or main dishes.
How Long Does This Recipe Take?
Uh, like no time. Seriously. Get yourself a bowl, toss the ingredients in there, grab a spoon, and mix it up. Done. Really, that's it. Cover the bowl with plastic and store it in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Does it get any more simple? No? Then read on and let's make it!
Can I Use Whole Pickles?
Using a jar of pre-sliced 'hamburger chip' pickle slices makes this recipe really easy, but if you can't find pre-sliced pickles, go ahead and buy whole ones instead. Slice the pickle into ⅛-inch slices and proceed with the rest of the recipe as written.
What Ingredients Do I Need?
You likely already have most or all of the ingredients needed to make dipping sauce for fried pickles (as well as the pickles itself!) Let's go through them.
- Hamburger chip dill pickles - pick up a jar of pre-sliced dill pickles and slice (haha) the prep time in half.
- Flour - regular all-purpose flour will work just fine.
- Cajun seasoning - any pre-mixed Cajun seasoning blend from the grocery store will work.
- Parsley and Oregano - use dried spices.
- Cayenne pepper - use as little or as much as you want, depending on your heat preferences.
- Salt - the pickles are already pretty salty, but an extra couple of shakes don't hurt.
- Mayonnaise - full fat is recommended, but you can use low fat as well.
- Ketchup - use your favorite (less sugary versions are recommended.
- Horseradish - I think this is the secret ingredient for giving this sauce a special, signature flavor
Can I Bake Pickle Chips In The Oven?
Yes, you can! After dredging the chips in the dry mixture, arrange them on an oven-safe rack set over a large baking sheet. lightly spray the tops with cooking spray and bake at 400F until golden and crispy (start checking after 9 or 10 minutes).
Can I Make Pickle Chips In My Air Fryer?
Also yes! Preheat your air fryer to 400F. Spray the tray with cooking spray. Arrange dredged pickle chips in a single layer and spray the tops with cooking spray. Air fry for about 8 minutes, flip pickles, spray again with cooking spray, and air fry for an additional 6-8 minutes until both sides are crispy.
Note: Depending on your air fryer and the thickness of your chips, they may fry faster or take longer than the times I recommended. Check them early to get a feel for how quickly they are cooking so you don't burn them.
Can I Only Use This For Fried Pickles?
Goodness no! This luxurious dip is the right balance of mild and spicy and is perfect for dipping any number of starters and sides. Use it for:
- fried cheese sticks
- French fries
- potato skins
- jalapeno poppers
- onion rings
- chicken nuggets
- fish sticks
- popcorn shrimp
You can even smear it onto a good burger for an interesting condiment!
Reverse That: What ELSE Can I Dip Fried Pickles In?
Looking to serve an assortment of dipping sauces for your crunchy fried pickles? Try ranch dressing, cocktail sauce, thousand island dressing, plain ol' ketchup, or just eat them plain!Print
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