Air Fryer Pickles Recipe (Primal, Paleo, and Keto)

Air fried pickles with Primal Kitchen Ketchup and Ranch DipLast week we gave you a recipe for air fried green beans, and today we’re back again with another fun and oh-so-easy way to use your air fryer: fried pickles!

That’s right, you can “fry” pickles for a crunchy, salty snack in minutes. This particular fried pickle recipe skips the questionable fry oil and batter in favor of a breading made with Primal-friendly ingredients. Whip up a batch of these, get out the Trivial Pursuit, and host an at-home pub quiz with gluten-free beer or these Primal mocktails for the abstainers.

Here’s the recipe:

How to Make Fried Pickles in the Air Fryer

Serves: 4

Time in the Kitchen: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sliced ​​pickles (see Tips below)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 Tbsp tapioca starch
  • 3/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • avocado oil spray
  • Dipping ideas: Primal Kitchen Ketchup, Mayo, Ranch Dip, Buffalo Ranch Dip

Ingredients for fried pickles, Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil Spray, Mayo, Ranch Dip, Buffalo Ranch Dip, Ketchup.

directions

In a small bowl, mix together the tapioca starch and spices. Add half of this mixture to the almond flour in another bowl. In a third bowl or dish, whisk together the egg.

Dry the pickles well on a towel to remove any excess moisture. Spray your air fryer basket with avocado oil.

Toss the pickles in the tapioca starch mixture. One at a time, use a fork to dip each pickle slice into the beaten egg, then dredge the slice in the almond flour mixture. Place the breaded pickle in the basket.

Sliced ​​pickles in a bowl with tapioca starch and spices.

Repeat with the remaining pickles. Lightly mist the tops of the pickles with avocado oil spray.

Place the basket into an air fryer set to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius) for about 10 minutes, or until the outside is golden brown. If needed, air fry for an additional 1 to 2 minutes more to achieve the nice golden brown exterior. Allow them to cool slightly before removing them from the basket.

Air fried pickle slices on a rack.
Serve with your favorite Primal Kitchen dips and condiments!

tips

  • Every air fryer is different and therefore cooks slightly differently. Refer to your manual for details.
  • Use savory vinegar-based pickles for this recipe. Avoid pickles with sugar in the brine as it will negatively affect their overall taste.

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Description

Air fried pickles are a crunchy, salty snack or side dish. This version skips the questionable fry oil and batter in favor of a breading made with paleo- and Primal-friendly ingredients.


1 cup sliced ​​pickles (see Notes)

1 egg

1/4 cup almond flour

2 tbsp starch tapioca

3/4 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/4 teaspoon jump

1/4 teaspoon turmeric

avocado oil spray

Dipping ideas: Primal Kitchen Ketchup, Mayo, Ranch Dip, Buffalo Ranch Dip


In a small bowl, mix together the tapioca starch and spices. Add half of this mixture to the almond flour in another bowl. In a third bowl or dish, whisk together the egg.

Dry the pickles well on a towel to remove any excess moisture. Spray your air fryer basket with avocado oil.

Toss the pickles in the tapioca starch mixture. One at a time, use a fork to dip each pickle slice into the beaten egg, then dredge the slice in the almond flour mixture. Place the breaded pickle in the basket. Repeat with the remaining pickles. Lightly mist the tops of the pickles with avocado oil spray.

Place the basket into an air fryer set to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius) for about 10 minutes, or until the outside is golden brown. If needed, air fry for an additional 1 to 2 minutes more to achieve the nice golden brown exterior. Allow them to cool slightly before removing them from the basket.

Serve with your favorite Primal Kitchen dips and condiments!

Notes

Every air fryer is different and therefore cooks slightly differently. Refer to your manual for details.

Use savory vinegar-based pickles for this recipe. Avoid pickles with sugar in the brine as it will negatively affect their overall taste.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: air fryer

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 84
  • Sugar: <1g
  • Sodium: 389mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: <1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 47mg
  • Net Carbs: 6g

Keywords: Air fryer, Air fried pickles

About the Author

A food blogger, recipe developer, and personal chef based in Missouri, Priscilla specializes in low-carb, Paleo, gluten-free, keto, vegetarian, and low FODMAP cooking. See what she’s cooking on Priscilla Cooks, and follow her dela food adventures on Instagram and Pinterest.

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