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Air Fryer Fried Pickles

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Make the tastiest fried pickles with just a fraction of the oil in your air fryer. Super crispy, tangy and hands-down delicious, they are the perfect sharing appetizer that is a real crowd-pleaser.

A fried pickle being dipped in a creamy dip.

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Fried pickles are always a favorite, especially in our house, but I don’t love serving up deep-fried foods all the time! These air fryer pickles are super crispy and flavorful without the need for all of that oil.

Simple to prep, dill pickle slices are coated in egg whites (to get them extra crispy) and then in seasoned flour, before being cooked to crispy perfection. These are so good you guys, if you love pickles I know you will adore these!

Be sure to try my Air Fryer Fried Mushrooms and Crispy Air Fryer Chickpeas too!

Fried pickles served with a creamy dip.

How to make air fryer fried pickles

  • Place the pickles on paper towels and make sure to pat them completely dry.
  • In a bowl, wisk egg whites.
  • In another bowl, mix the flour, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, black pepper and cayenne pepper.
  • Dip the pickles into the egg whites,
pickles being coated in egg whites.
  • Then the flour mixture. Make sure to shake off any excess flour.
Sliced pickles being coated in flour.
  • Preheat your air fryer to 400F. Lay the pickles in an even layer in the air fryer making sure they are not overlapping.
The dredged pickles in the air fryer basket.
  • Spray the pickles liberally with cooking spray and cook for 15 minutes, making sure to flip halfway through cooking.
  • Repeat this process until all the pickles have been cooked.
The cooked pickles in the air fryer basket.

Can you make them ahead of time?

These are best enjoyed as soon as they are made so that they are nice and crispy, but here’s the good news, you can cook up a big batch and then quickly reheat them, so you can easily get ahead of things.

Once you have cooked the fried pickles, let them cool and place them in an air-tight container, they’ll keep well in the fridge for about 3 days. To serve, place in the air fryer bake at 400F, and cook for 3 minutes a side to crisp them right back up.

How long does it take to cook pickles in the air fryer?

It’s important to note that different air fryer models can cook differently, so keep your eye on yours and adjust the time if needed. I found that by 15 minutes, the pickles were perfectly golden brown and the pickles were tender. You can also make these with pickle spears, but they make take a little longer to cook through as they are thicker.

What do you serve them with?

These air fryer fried pickles are delicious on their own but are best served with a dipping sauce. I love to serve them with ranch or remoulade sauce, but any of your favorite dips will do the job nicely. For an extra zing, try squeezing over a little fresh lemon juice, or add some chopped dill or parsley for a little freshness.

Close up of air fryer fried pickles in a serving bowl.

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Use just egg whites rather than the whole egg for dredging. This creates a much lighter and crisper texture.
  • Place the pickles in a single layer in the basket. If they are overlapping they won’t get crispy all over, it’s much better to cook in smaller batches than one big one.
  • Remember to flip the pickles halfway through cooking, and be sure to pre heat your air fryer.

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Air Fryer Fried Pickles

Make the most tasty fried pickles with just a fraction of the oil in your air fryer. Super crispy, tangy and hands down delicious, they are the perfect sharing appetizer that a real crowd pleaser.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword air fried pickles, crispy air fried pickles, how to air fry pickles
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 93kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 3 cups dill pickle chips
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 2 egg whites whisked
  • Cooking spray i used avocado oil spray

Instructions

  • Place the pickles on paper towels and make sure to pat them completely dry.
  • In a bowl, wisk egg whites.
  • In another bowl, mix the flour, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, black pepper and cayenne pepper.
  • Dip the pickles into the egg whites, followed by the flour mixture, shaking off any excess flour.
  • Preheat your air fryer to 400F. Lay the pickles in an even layer in the air fryer making sure they are not overlapping. Spray the pickles liberally with cooking spray and cook for 15 minutes, making sure to flip halfway through cooking.
  • Repeat this process until all the pickles have been cooked.

Notes

  • Use just egg whites rather than the whole egg for dredging. This creates a much lighter and crisper texture.
  • Place the pickles in a single layer in the basket. If they are overlapping they won’t get crispy all over, it’s much better to cook in smaller batches than one big one.
  • Remember to flip the pickles halfway through cooking, and be sure to pre heat your air fryer.

Nutrition

Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 773mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 214IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg
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Warren Allen

Friday 13th of August 2021

The egg whites do as you posted. Also a lighter breading. I mixed a few shakes of Louisiana hot sauce into the egg whites to give them some flavor. I cooked a double batch for friends we had over, reminiscing about when we were in college and had a small restaurant that introduced us to this appetizer. Great memories and a great recipe for far less oil. Didn't have avocado oil on hand but used walnut oil and it all was wonderful...and no messy clean-up!

Tanya

Friday 13th of August 2021

Thanks Warren! I love that you added hot sauce too. Delicious!

Diane

Friday 13th of August 2021

One of my favorites!! Air Fried Pickles, Thank You for this recipe, It’s Pickling time in Montana and a perfect dish along side my Air Fried Chicken.

Tanya

Friday 13th of August 2021

Thanks Diane! I agree, the perfect combo :)