Fried Pineapple

Fried Pineapple with Spicy Mayo

Fried Pineapple with Spicy MayoI know what you’re thinking.
Fried Pineapple | Dixie Chik CooksJust put that negativity shit out of your mind.

Yes, I fried pineapple. Fresh pineapple at that.

Fried Pineapple with Spicy MayoI literally have no idea why I thought to do it, but it worked. I went into recipe overload this past weekend; I made so many things but didn’t quite get around to shooting all the photos.

It’s ok; that seems to be the norm here lately. The whole cooking-is-my-therapy thing has been officially kicked straight into high ass gear – based on a few things. If you don’t know, I’m now a divorcee (as of a year and a half ago), my children are essentially grown and out of the house, and my home life has changed drastically.

There’s no more coming home after work to a busy household with two teenagers and their friends running around making messes and asking for homemade pizza, a husband asking what we’re going to have for dinner and a 40 pound dog barking at the back door wanting attention.

There’s no more two hour long grocery store trips on Saturday morning to feed my full household, trying to make sure I remember the important things that I would be immediately asked for when I got home; things like chocolate milk, green iced tea, whole milk mozzarella cheese and those damn big ass dog treats.

Now, I come home to deafening silence.

Sometimes I welcome it, sometimes I don’t. It’s just not fun to eat alone.

BUT – I’ve accepted it as a transitional period in my life and I know this is ok. I’m OK. I’m embracing my new normal.

Why did I decide to ramble about all this? Well, because while I was chopping the pineapple with no real direction to go in as far as a recipe, I remembered how much the copious amount of cooking and chopping and baking drove my ex-husband and kids crazy (although they say now that it didn’t, but I think I did). I think sometimes we don’t really understand until later/after the fact what and how much we can handle in a relationship. The truth is, that shit just really got on their damn nerves. The good news is my ex-husband and I are good friends and talk everyday and he doesn’t hold that against me.

I think they miss my food. At least I tell myself they do.

Back to the pineapple…

This simple dip has a nice kick to it; not too spicy. Feel free to adjust it if you need to.
Fried PineappleHere’s your printable!

Fried Pineapple with Spicy Mayo


  • 1/2 fresh pineapple, sliced into 2 inch spears
  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 2 tbsp seasoned salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 egg, slightly whisked
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 4 cups vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 tbsp Cholula hot sauce (or your favorite hot sauce)
  • 1 tsp Creole seasoning


  • Combine flour, salt and pepper.
  • Combine egg and milk.
  • Dip pineapple spears in egg mixture, then dredge in flour. Repeat.
  • Bring oil to 350 degrees.
  • Fry spears in batches until golden brown and drain on paper towels.
  • Combine mayo, hot sauce and seasoning.
  • Serve pineapple spears with dip.


  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

This Post Has 16 Comments

  1. Samuela

    What a great twist!!!! I love pineapple sinfully delightful.

  2. Doreen Simpson

    I’m loving this recipe, it’s great to see pineapple used in a different way. My Grand kids are going to love this Shea ♥

  3. Michele @ Bacon Fatte

    I love recipe overload weekends, and I also love your pineapple tray and dip bowl… So pretty! But I’m especially loving the fact that you put a savory spin on a a sweet fruit… Another one of your great ideas that I can’t wait to try! 🙂

  4. Shea, thank you for sharing your personal story with this recipe, I am divorced too, and although I still have two (grown) kids at home, they are quite reclusive and extremely picky eaters. I imagine what it will be like when they are gone. I know that my cooking creativity bothered my ex at times … also, I didn’t understand or believe he had special dietary needs and that’s my bad. Looking back, I wish I had paid more attention and made an attempt to cook to help his health, but I didn’t and I can’t go back and change it. I cook for myself a lot now and I love the freedom of it because I’m not constrained by anyone else’s food constraints or pickiness. Also: I think of it as not just cooking for myself, but also cooking for everyone else that might be cooking for one or two and wanting something good to eat (because I blog it!) … oh and I wanted to tell you too: I very rarely eat fried foods, but your pineapple sounds fabulous!

    1. Shea

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Ann! It means a lot to me when my stories are read and others can relate in one way or another.

  5. Julie

    People are always telling my husband how lucky he is that I cook. I don’t know if he always agrees, but it’s harmless for the both of us. It is tough cooking and eating by yourself though.

    1. Shea

      Yes it is, Julie! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  6. Hadia

    I love grilled pineapple, and here is something new to add to list. Looks really so good with that spicy mayo!

  7. Mary Marshall

    Dayummmmm looks and sounds amazing! On my list to try.

    1. Shea

      Thanks so much, Mary!

    2. Shea

      Lol thank you Mary ?

  8. Lynn Elliott Vining

    OK! Now you have fried something that I have not seen, and being from the South that’s hard to do Shea! Wow! I showed it to my husband and stood back to watch his reaction. He looked at me with one eyebrow raised and said, “That actually sounds good to me!” LOL Good job Shea!

    1. Shea

      LOL – Thank you. I’m blushing.

    1. Shea

      I didn’t share much, Nettie!

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