Side Dishes

Fried Pickles

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Total 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Who doesn’t love fried pickles? They are a decadent, guilty pleasure kind of snack that goes so well dipped in a creamy sauce.

TIP: serve these fried pickles with your favorite dipping sauce or dressing. Spicy ranch or creamy blue cheese works great, but you can also make your own dipping sauce by combining ¼ cup mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon horseradish, 2 teaspoon ketchup, and ¼ teaspoon Cajun seasoning.   


  • Contains Wheat

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Wheat

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  • 20 dill pickle slices
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons beer or seltzer water
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons of water, plus more if needed
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • Step 1

    Pat pickle slices dry and place them on dry plate in the freezer. 

  • Step 2

    In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, beer, salt, and water. The batter should be the consistency of cake batter. If it is too thick, add more water, 1 teaspoon at a time. 

  • Step 3

    Place the corn starch in a small shallow bowl. 

  • Step 4

    In a separate large shallow bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, paprika, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. 

  • Step 5

    Remove the pickles from the freezer. Dredge each one in cornstarch. Tap off any excess, then coat in the batterLastly, coat evenly with the bread crumb mixture.  

  • Step 6

    Insert the Crisper Basket and close the hood. Select AIR CRISP, set temperature to 360 F, and set the time to 10 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin preheating. 

  • Step 7

    When the unit beeps to signify it has preheated, place the bread pickles in the basket, stacking them if necessary, and gently brush them with 1 tablespoon of oil. Close the hood and cook for 5 minutes.

  • Step 8

    After 5 minutes, shake the basket and gently brush the pickles with the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil. Place the basket back in the unit and close the hood to resume cooking.   

  • Step 9

    When cooking is complete, serve immediately.