Fried Pickles!…Wait..What?

As most of you already know, whip cream dispenser are used for more then just whipped cream. We came across this recipe from Flip Burger Boutiques, making fried pickles, using an ISI whip cream dispenser (for the batter). Not only are they delicious( having eaten them) But it’s also another way to extend your own culinary achievements –  your whip cream dispenser isn’t just for whipped cream anymore! Use your ISI whipper to make batter for fried chicken, onion rings, the list goes on!

Flip Burger’s Fried Pickles
1 cup bread and butter pickles, cut thinly (about 1/4 inch)
1 teaspoon dill, minced
1 cup tempura batter (See below.)
1 cup all-purpose flour salt and pepper to taste

Place pickles into mixing bowl, straining first (Note: You may reserve liquid for other pickling uses.)
Toss pickles into all-purpose flour.
Shake off excess flour and place in clean, mixing bowl.
Spray tempura batter from metal iSi canister to pickles.
Toss pickles in bowl until they are thoroughly covered.
Shake off excess tempura batter and drop into fryer set at 325 degrees.
Fry until golden brown and crisp.
Remove. Place pickles into clean mixing bowl.
Season with salt and pepper.
Add dill while pickles are still hot.
Before serving, place pickles onto paper towels for 30 seconds to a minute.

(Note: A kitchen tool frequently used at Flip, an iSi is a professional cream whipper that uses an N2O canister of nitrous oxide. Its use is consistent with Flip’s goal of incorporating a science aspect into the restaurant’s culinary endeavors)

Tempura Batter
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup rice flour
1 cup light beer
3/4 cup vodka
1/4 cup soda water
1 teaspoon honey

Beginning with dry items, combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
After adding in liquid components, mix all ingredients together.
Pour into an iSI canister; screw top tightly.
Insert charge; let stand 10 minutes.


  1. Matt

    It is always cool to see another use for whip cream dispensers. People are getting more and more creative in the kitchen and making whip cream dispensers a more and more valuable utility to have around. Cool stuff!

  2. dan


    it serves me 2 purposes….1. Good pickle recipe 2. a good tempura recipes which I was looking for for my tempura bacon.


  3. wmdavid

    What a great idea! I never would have thought of this but it does provide thought for ideas.

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