How to Make Astounding Air Fryer Fried Pickles. Forget Adequate Appetizers!

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5 simple pantry ingredients are all that stand in your way for making these delicious air fryer fried pickles. Fried pickles are a battered pickle that has a crispy coating.

Dip your fried pickles in ranch, blue cheese, or other ingredients. This air fried pickles recipe is crazy simple to make.

pickles on a plate

Serve up these air fryer pickles for an appetizer or a side dish to go with dinner.

Why Make Air Fryer Fried Pickles...

  • Easy to Make
  • Simple Ingredients
  • Can be made into keto fried pickles (with pork rinds)
  • Great as an appetizer or side dish
ingredients on table for fried pickles


How to Make

Full directions on how to make fried pickles in an air fryer are in the printable recipe card below.

Grab a bowl or dish and add your flour, creole and, cornstarch in a bowl. Mix until combined.

In another bowl add in your egg and whisk until it is nice and mixed.

Dip each pickle in the egg, then dredge in the flour mixture.

Place pickles in a single layer in the air fryer and cook as directed.

Once the pickles are crispy, remove and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

holding air fryer pickle in hand


These pickles are best served fresh and warm right out of the air fryer. The breading will soften up and sog up once cooled down.

If you do have leftovers feel free to store them for 2-3 days in the refrigerator.

Then eat chilled or warm them up.

Expert Tips and Variations to Recipe

  • Make sure pickles are in a single layer, not touching. Otherwise, you will not get an even cook.
  • Feel free to use pork rinds or almond flour to make a keto-friendly recipe.
  • You can use pickle spears instead of hamburger sliced pickles.
  • Make as much or as minimal as you would like.
pickles on a plate with sauce

Recipe FAQs

Is the air fryer healthy?

Air fryers are a "healthier" alternative to deep frying as you won't use excess oil. But in terms of health it all depends on the recipe you are making.

How to preheat air fryer?

Select the temperature you are wanting, and then turn the air fryer on. Let it heat up for a few minutes. Air Fryers don't have to preheat, it all depends on the recipe in what it requires.

Can you put foil in an air fryer?

You can put foil in the air fryer, it just needs to be on the bottom of the air fryer. If you place it on the grate then make sure to poke holes so air can flow through it.

How does an air fryer work?

The air fryer is similar to an oven but the texture of the air fryer can provide a crispy texture like deep frying. The air fryer circulates hot air which is what cooks your food.

How long to cook fried pickles in air fryer?

I cooked my fried pickles for 7 minutes. But depending on the size of your pickles, the cook time will vary.

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Yield: 4

Air Fryer Fried Pickles

pickles on a plate

Air Fried Pickles are a simple and delicious air fryer appetizer or side dish. These pickles are battered and air fried to perfection. When these up for a snack, side dish for dinner, or appetizer to serve a crowd.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 21 minutes
Total Time 36 minutes





  1. In a bowl, mix the seasoning, flour and cornstarch. Coat each pickle in mixture.Make sure to shake off the excess mixture.
  2. In another bowl, beat the egg and dredge each pickle in egg wash.
  3. Coat each egg back in the flour mixture for a second coating, to create a thicker layer of breading and place in air fryer basket
  4. Spray with oil and cook on 400 for 5 minutes, flip and cook for 2 minutes or until the fried pickles are golden brown in color.


The oil helps the flour brown up, so spritz lightly with oil.

You can use parchment paper in the air fryer, to prevent sticking and mess.

Don't overlap the pickles, batch cook if you need to.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 94Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 31mgSodium 222mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 1gSugar 0gProtein 2g

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  • Jessica McCoy

    Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.

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