Air Fryer or Ninja Foodi Pickles with Dill Dip
Check out my low carb Air Fryer or Ninja Foodi Pickles with dill dip! Crunchy outside with a tender pickle inside, paired with an incredible dill dip. These make the perfect appetizer to snack on any time of year. We also make these as an after-school snack at times, they are so addictive.
Fried pickles are such a tasty snack, and this low carb version hits the spot. I use pork rinds and coconut flour for a quick and easy breading that offers an incredible crunch. By using your Ninja Foodi or Air Fryer you get that crispy texture like deep fried pickles but without the empty carbs.
10 Minute Air Fryer or Ninja Foodi Pickles with Dill Dip
A few minutes of prep and just 7 minutes cook time, you got one savory and satisfying snack waiting for you. Whip up the homemade dill dip for that creamy flavorful dip to pair with it. Or eat them alone or whip up some ranch. However, you serve up these air fried pickles you will appreciate every last crumb.
Can You Air Fry Fried Pickles
I know it might sound weird but some people truly want to know if you get that deep dried taste with air frying your pickles. The answer is, yes. The Air Fryer or Ninja heats hot air that circulates all around your pickles, so it gives it that crispy texture on the outside like it was fried in a vat of oil.
You don’t have the oily mess, easy cleanup, and you skip all those empty carbs.
How To Make Low Carb Air Fried Pickles
The process is easy, and boy the results are outstanding. Start with crunched up pork rinds and coconut flour as the breading. This will be your breading. Even if you are not a huge fan of pork rinds, trust me. . it works!
You dry off your pickles to remove as much juice as you can and then start the dredging process. Dip in flour, followed by the egg, then by pork rinds. Lay out your breaded pickles on your fryer basket and cook for 7 minutes.
Whip up your dip and serve as a pairing, and dive in!
What Temperature Do You Air Fry Fried Pickles
I have found that 400 degrees works great for making air fry fried pickles. I cook for 7 minutes until they are golden brown and crunchy on the outside.
Can I Use Regular Flour For These Air Fry Fried Pickles
If you are not wanting the low carb option, then yes you can reach for white flour. The coconut flour helps keep the carb count down, but you can use white flour if you want if you are not wanting the low carb option.
How to Get Crispy Air Fried Pickles
The key to getting that crunchy air fried pickle is leaving room in the basket. Don’t pile your pickles in, make sure there is space between the pickles. If you overlap the areas that touch will not crisp up during the cooking process.
What Equipment Do I Need For Air Fried Pickles
- Ninja Foodi or Air Fryer for cooking up your pickles to a crispy texture.
- Food processor or something to break down the pork rinds.
- Bowls for Mixing and preparing the batter and then for the dip.
Give my recipe a try and let me know what you guys think. I know my family devoured these pretty golden bite-size nuggets.
- 12 pickle spears
- 1 cup coconut flour
- 2.5 ounce package pork rinds
- 2 large eggs
- 16 ounces sour cream
- 1 tablespoon dried dill
- 2 teaspoon vinegar
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Slice spears in half the long way, and dry slightly with tea cloth or paper towel.
- In a small bowl, beat eggs.
- In a separate bowl add coconut flour.
- Using a food processor or your hands, process/smash pork rinds until fine crumbs.
- Add pork rind crumbs to a third bowl.
- Cover pickles in flour, dredge in egg, then into pork rinds.
- Lay pickles into air fryer basket.
- Cook for 7 minutes at 400 degrees F.
- Meanwhile add vinegar, dill, garlic powder, and sour cream to a mixing bowl. Whisk until combined.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 4
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 368 Total Fat: 31g Saturated Fat: 19g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 118mg Sodium: 1285mg Carbohydrates: 12g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 6g Protein: 13g