Last 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
Time in the Kitchen: 20 minutes
- 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
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!
- 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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