Looking for a healthy air fryer pickles recipe? Keep on reading!
I absolutely love fried pickles.
I first had the goodness that is delicious, crispy fried pickles a few years ago (I know – what took me so long?), and I crave them on the regular now.
The only problem I have with fried pickles is that they’re high in fat and calories, so I set out to make a recipe in the air fryer that’s both healthy and keeps that crispy taste. Even better, this air fryer fried pickles recipe is easy to make!
Air Fryer Pickles
Because there’s limited space in an air fryer, it makes sense to make fried pickle coins, rather than spears, because you can fit more round slices into the air fryer.
More slices equals more fried pickle deliciousness.
This recipe is pretty easy, which we love, and you end up with tasty, crispy air fried pickle goodness. Try our delicious air fryer french fries too!
Can I use a sweet pickle?
Yes! A sweeter bread and butter pickle will give you a different, sweet taste, but it will still be delicious!
What sauce goes with fried pickles?
Our very favorite sauce for fried pickles in air fryer is a creamy ranch. There’s something so delicious about the combination of salty, crispy/sour pickles and creamy ranch!
Why did my fried pickles end up soggy?
Soggy fried pickles are almost always caused by not drying pickles thoroughly enough before frying. You can also try a different pickle brand with less moisture in case the pickles themselves were the culprit. Dry pickles are the secret to crispy fried pickles in an airfryer!
1 jar Kosher dill pickles. We used whole pickles and then sliced them ourselves, but you can save time by buying pre-sliced pickles.
½ cup milk
1 cup bread crumbs. We used gluten free bread crumbs.
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tbsp cooking oil
We used a T-fal Actify to make these fried pickles, and they worked beautifully! Just remember to remove the stirring paddle before cooking or you’ll have a jumbled mess of batter and pickles!
Take pickles out of the jar and dry with a paper towel or dish towel. Make sure you dry the pickles thoroughly, or you may end up with soggy fried pickles. Gross!
If pickles are whole, slice them into ¼ in – ½ in slices.
Mix ½ cup milk and 1 egg.
Put breadcrumbs in a bowl, and add salt and pepper.
Dip the pickle slices into the milk and egg mixture, coating both sides.
Dip the pickle into the bread crumbs. Make sure both sides are coated. To get a nice, thick coating, I sometimes press the bread crumbs into the pickles a bit.
We make deep fried pickles in our Actifry! Put breaded pickles in single layer in the Actifry basket. Turn on, and set timer to 15 minutes.
Note: If you’re using a different air fryer, set the temperature to 390, and set timer to 15 minutes!
Sprinkle oil over the pickles.
Important! Flip the pickles half way thru!
Once timer rings, check pickles to see if they’re nice and crispy. If they need more cooking time, add 4 minutes at a time.
Remove basket CAREFULLY and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
Did you try this air fried pickles recipe? Let us know how it worked for you!
Air Fryer Pickles Recipe for an Easy Healthy Crispy Snack
These easy crispy air fryer fried pickles are healthy and delicious!
- 4 medium dill pickles
- ½ cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 tbsp cooking oil
- If pickles are whole, slice them into ¼ in – ½ in slices.
- Mix ½ cup milk and 1 egg.
- Put breadcrumbs in a bowl, and add salt and pepper.
- Dip the pickle slices into the milk and egg mixture, coating both sides.
- Dip the pickle into the bread crumbs, coating both sides..
- Put breaded pickles in single layer in the Actifry basket.
- Sprinkle oil over the pickles.
- Turn on the Actifry, and set timer to 15 minutes.
- Important! Flip the pickles half way thru!
- Once timer rings, check pickles to see if they’re nice and crispy. If they need more cooking time, add 4 minutes at a time.
- Remove basket carefully and cool for 5 minutes.
Serve with low carb or keto ranch dip for a delicious snack!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 15 slices
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 352Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 1610mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 13g
All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information should only be used as a general guideline.
I’ve always deep fried mine, but air fried sounds way more healthy! I just recently acquired an air fryer but haven’t used it yet! Can’t wait to try these at home – thank you for sharing this delicious recipe!
I am so excited about these! So easy to make and taste so good! A family favorite!
these were fab! I used half Panko half fine bread crumbs.