The first time I tried fried pickles was at...where else...the state fair. I had never heard of fried pickles and was a little unsure of how they would taste. But I was an "easy sell" since I've never met a pickle I didn't like.
If you've ever made Southern fried chicken you will recognize this breading technique. It's basically the same...except with pickles. Aside from being a novelty, these pickles are really pretty good.