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Air Fryer Fried Pickles ~ how to make fried pickles in an air fryer. Crunchy, crispy breaded dill pickles air fried and served with a creamy, spicy sauce.
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Air Fryer Fried Pickles

Air Fryer Fried Pickles ~ crunchy breaded dill pickles air fried until crispy and golden. Serve with creamy, spicy dipping sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fried pickles, air fried pickles, air fryer dill pickles,
Calories: 108kcal


  • Air fryer


  • 2 cups whole dill pickles sliced 1/2" thick
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg + 1 tablespoon water
  • cooking spray


  • Line a baking sheet with paper towels. Slice the pickles about 1/2" thick then transfer them to the paper towel lined baking sheet and cover with another layer of paper towels.
  • Next set up a dredging station:
    1) In the first bowl or plate blend the flour and cayenne pepper.
    2) In the second bowl, mix the egg and water
    3) In the third bowl add the breadcrumbs.
  • Working one pickle at a time, dredge the pickle in the flour then dip in the egg and then the Panko breading. Transfer to plate or baking sheet and gently press the top of the breading into the pickle with your fingers. Continue until all the pickles are breaded.
  • Turn the air fryer on and preheat for 3 minutes then lightly spray the breaded pickles with cooking spray.
  • Add a layer of pickles to the air fryer and cook 8 minutes or until golden color, turning the pickles over about halfway through. Air Fryer models cook differently so keep an eye on the pickles. Cooking time is an estimation.
  • Serve right away with a spicy dipping sauce (recipe in body of post).


Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.6g | Protein: 4.3g | Fat: 2.2g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 1051mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1.8g | Sugar: 1.8g | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2mg