Crispy Fried Pickles Recipe

Craving some delicious fried pickles? Then get ready to make them right in the comfort of your home.

Fried pickles make for an awesome snack and you don't have to be a vegan to enjoy this easy and tasty recipe. In under 30 minutes you'll have the best homemade fried pickles you will ever have.

A quick tip for making the best crispy fried pickles in the world is to make sure to pat dry the pickles before coating with the mixture. Remember, pickles can hold quite a bit of moisture. And you don't want to end up with soggy pickles. If you do it is probably because the pickles had a wee bit too much of moisture in them.

They are coated in beer batter, and finished with panko bread crumbs; healthier and crunchy, what's not to love! Dip them into ranch and we are in business!
You are cooking with little or no oil since your air fryer makes extra crispy snacks without the added calories.
So that means you are consuming less fat and fewer calories! That’s a win!

Keep in mind the nutritional information for this recipe depends on the specific ingredients or product type you are using.

CategoryDifficultyBeginner

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Yields1 Serving
Prep Time15 minsCook Time8 minsTotal Time23 mins
 4 large dill pickles, cut into spears
 ½ cup all-purpose flour
 ½ tsp paprika
 ¼ tsp garlic powder
 ¼ tsp black pepper
 ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
 1 tsp salt, divided
 ½ cup buttermilk
 1 egg
 1 cup panko bread crumbs
 2 tbsp olive oil
 oil spray, optional
1

Dry the pickles with paper towels

2

combine flour, paprika, garlic powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and 1/2 tsp salt.

3

combine buttermilk (or milk and vinegar/lemon juice) and egg, then add ¼ cup of the flour mixture from the first bowl.

4

combine panko breadcrumbs, remaining 1/2 tsp salt and olive oil with a fork until the oil is evenly distributed.

5

Dredge the pickle spears in the flour mixture, drop them in the buttermilk mixture and then dredge them in the panko mixture until coated evenly.

6

Place pickles spears in a single layer in the Air Fryer basket. Use a rack to make a second layer. Cook at 400°F until golden brown and crispy, about 8-10 minutes. Spray with some cooking spray after about 6 minutes for a more golden finish. Repeat with remaining pickles spears.

Ingredients

 4 large dill pickles, cut into spears
 ½ cup all-purpose flour
 ½ tsp paprika
 ¼ tsp garlic powder
 ¼ tsp black pepper
 ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
 1 tsp salt, divided
 ½ cup buttermilk
 1 egg
 1 cup panko bread crumbs
 2 tbsp olive oil
 oil spray, optional

Directions

1

Dry the pickles with paper towels

2

combine flour, paprika, garlic powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and 1/2 tsp salt.

3

combine buttermilk (or milk and vinegar/lemon juice) and egg, then add ¼ cup of the flour mixture from the first bowl.

4

combine panko breadcrumbs, remaining 1/2 tsp salt and olive oil with a fork until the oil is evenly distributed.

5

Dredge the pickle spears in the flour mixture, drop them in the buttermilk mixture and then dredge them in the panko mixture until coated evenly.

6

Place pickles spears in a single layer in the Air Fryer basket. Use a rack to make a second layer. Cook at 400°F until golden brown and crispy, about 8-10 minutes. Spray with some cooking spray after about 6 minutes for a more golden finish. Repeat with remaining pickles spears.

Crispy Fried Pickles Recipe