I love fried pickles. There. I’ve said it. I love them so much that when we go out to eat, it’s the first thing I look for on a menu. I have even chosen to not go to a certain restaurant because they did not have fried pickles. The thing is, we don’t go out to eat that often and I really don’t enjoy paying $8-10 dollars for 12 pickle chips + tip.
So, this recipe was born. Double breading is a must, but beyond that this recipe is about as simple as it can be.
Really, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more delicious way to spend ~30 minutes. The breading for these truly is as close to deep fried as you’ll find – it holds extremely well during air frying and has an irresistibly satisfying crunch.
We love to pair these with ranch, honey mustard or even BBQ sauce. One thing is for certain – no matter what sauce you choose you will be very pleased!
Air Fried Pickles
- Air Fryer
Boneless Wing Recipe
- 36 hamburger dill pickle chips
- 1 box seasoned chicken breading
- 1 cup flour
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- cooking spray I prefer olive oil spray
- You will need to create 4 dipping stations (I use 4 bowls).
- In your first bowl, simply pour the 1/2 cup of buttermilk into a bowl for easy dipping.
- In your second bowl mix the flour with 1/2 tsp pepper and 1 tsp salt.
- In your third bowl, mix the 3 eggs as well as you can. Mix in 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper.
- Pour the seasoned chicken breading in the last bowl.
Making the pickle chips
- Pour the pickle chips over a colander and allow to drain.
- Using your hands or a utenstil (I like to use separate forks for each bowl), coat each pickle chip in butter milk, then flour, then eggs and finally bread crumbs.
- Preheat the Air Fryer to 375°. Lay the chips out onto the baking sheets of the air fryer. Depending on the size of your model, you may have to make these in two batches (or cut the recipe in 1/2).
- Spray the pickle chips with the cooking spray and place in the Air Fryer and cook for 8 minutes.
- At the 8 minute mark, flip the chips so that the other side can brown evenly. I like to switch the racks position (top to bottom) to ensure even browning for both trays.