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Air Fryer Pickles
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5 from 24 votes

Air Fryer Pickles

Air Fryer Pickles are super crispy and make a great game day or party snack!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 222kcal


  • 3-4 large dill pickles cut into spears
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt divided
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk see tips above for making your own
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Oil Spray optional


  • Dry the pickles with paper towels.
  • You need three shallow bowls or deep plates. In the first one combine flour, paprika, garlic powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and 1/2 tsp salt.
  • In the second combine buttermilk (or milk and vinegar/lemon juice) and egg, then add ¼ cup of the flour mixture from the first bowl. 
  • In the third combine panko breadcrumbs, remaining 1/2 tsp salt and olive oil with a fork until the oil is evenly distributed.
  • Dredge the pickle spears in the flour mixture, drop them in the buttermilk mixture and then dredge them in the panko mixture until coated evenly.
  • Place pickle spears in a single layer in the Air Fryer basket. Use a rack to make a second layer.
  • Cook at 400°F until golden brown and crispy, about 8-10 minutes. Spray with some cooking spray after about 6 minutes for a more golden finish. Repeat with remaining pickles spears.


Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 1307mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 1.9mg