Low Carb Fried Pickles Recipe
Air fryer keto pickles are a perfect bite sized appetizer or snack. Pickle slices are covered with a crispy low carb breading made up of almond flour and pork rinds. Just a touch of oil and an air fryer gets these fried pickles extra crispy.
Share this snack with your friends and family on all of your big game day activities – like the Super Bowl. I like to serve these next to a big bunless burger. Dip them in your favorite dressing and enjoy!
The benefit of using an air fryer to fry pickles is that it creates a very crispy fried pickle with very little oil. Air fryers circulate air around the entire food, so every angle is getting bake and fried.
I recommend spraying a thin layer of avocado or olive oil on the breaded pickles before air frying. This will help the pickle crisp up even more.
Any brand of air fryer will work for this recipe. The air fryer I own is by Philip’s.
Keto Breading for Fried Pickles
The crispy bread covering these keto air fried pickles is made up of almond flour, pork panko and spicy seasonings – cajun seasoning, garlic powder and cayenne pepper.
If you don’t want to purchase the pre-ground pork rinds, you can grind up your own by placing them in a food processor or blender to pulverize down into grounds.
Best Dips for Keto Fried Pickles
There are several dips you can use to dip your air fried pickles in. My favorites are ranch dressing, spicy ranch dressing, and sugar-free BBQ sauce. I also have an easy recipe for a tangy keto BBQ sauce that would be a delicious kick with these pickle chips.
Oven Baked Fried Pickles
If you don’t own an air fryer, you can make keto fried pickles in your oven! Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and place breaded pickles on a wire rack with baking tray underneath. Bake at 400 for about 10 minutes each side or until browned.
Stove Top Keto Fried Pickles
If you don’t have an air fryer and don’t want to use an oven, you can fry these breaded pickles on the stove top. Pour enough avocado oil into a skillet to cover a 1/4 inch from the bottom of the pan. Heat oil to medium – medium high and fry breaded pickles in the hot oil for a couple of minutes on each side. Remove when they keto breading starts to brown.
Fried Pickle Storage
Store leftover keto fired pickles in the refrigerator in an air tight container or in aluminum foil. The reheat, put back in the air fryer for a couple of minutes at 400 degrees. The breaded pickles will crisp back up!