You Can Make Disneyland’s Fried Pickles at Home With This Recipe!

Churros, Mickey Pretzels, Dole Whips — Disneyland has some of the best treats that we crave constantly.

Carnation Cafe in Disneyland

While you can mix up some of your favorite treats from around the parks, Fried Pickles are a classic dish that we can’t resist. And, if you’ve visited Carnation Café, you’ll know that they have an amazing recipe that comes with a house-made zesty dipping sauce your whole family will love.

Whether you’re looking for a snack to munch on while you watch Disney+ or you want a late-night treat to share with your friends, you’re going to want to keep Disneyland’s Fried Pickles handy!


Zesty House Sauce:

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons favorite Sriracha sauce
  • 1/2 cup favorite ranch dressing
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper

Fried Pickles:

  • 2 cups canola oil
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 16-ounce jar of dill pickle spears, about 12 pickles (should be uniform in size; cut in half widthwise, if necessary)


For Zesty House Sauce:

  1. Combine all ingredients in small mixing bowl, whisking well.
  2. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.

For Pickles:

  1. Using caution, pour oil into large skillet and heat to 365°F.
  2. Place flour in shallow dish.
  3. Whisk eggs until smooth in small mixing bowl. Transfer to another shallow dish.
  4. Mix panko and Parmesan cheese together in another shallow dish.
  5. Lightly dredge each pickle spear in flour.
  6. Add pickle to whisked eggs, tossing gently to coat.
  7. Add pickle to bread crumb mixture to coat.
  8. Place breaded pickle on tray and repeat steps until all pickles are breaded.
  9. Carefully place breaded pickles in skillet and fry until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes, turning occasionally. Remove from skillet and drain on paper towels. Serve immediately with zesty house sauce.

Although you can follow along with the recipe here, you can also grab a print-out sheet or follow along with the step-by-step video tutorial!

We might need to make a few batches of these Fried Pickles since we’re already craving them!

What’s your favorite snack in Disneyland? Let us know in the comments below!

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Rachel Franko has been going to Disney Parks since she was a baby, and her love of Disney has only grown into a SLIGHT obsession since! She's been writing for AllEars since 2019 and loves sharing the magic with all the readers. When she's not writing, you can catch her heading to Disney and Universal Studios with a heart full of dreams and a backpack full of themed ears!

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