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air fryer fried pickles with dipping sauce on a grey plate garnished with fresh chopped parsley

Air Fryer Pickle Spears

Air Fryer Pickle Spears have an extraordinary crunch and a crispy tangy taste. You’ll love these air fryer deep fried pickles because they are made with so less oil & under 15 mins. Just dredge the dill pickles and air fry until crispy & golden.
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Course: Appetizer, party food, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer deep fried pickles, air fryer dill pickles, air fryer fried pickles, air fryer pickle spears
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 127kcal
Author: Meghna


  • air fryer


  • 10 pickle spears **we used dill pickle spears.
  • cups All-Purpose Flour **you can sub it with whole wheat flour or even almond flour.
  • 2 small Eggs **whisked. Or use 1 large or extra large egg.
  • 1 cup Panko Bread crumbs. **lightly toasted on a skillet on the stove top until lightly golden.



Prep Dill Pickles

  • Drain the pickles in a colander or strainer and lay them flat on a kitchen towel for few mins. This will help drain out the excess mositure from the pickles. Than, pat them dry with the help of kitchen towels.
    pickle spears on a white kitchen towel

Dredge pickle spears

  • Make a temporary assembly station on the table or kitchen counter in the following order. Put flour in a plate, add all the seasonings mentioned above in the "Seasonings" section of the ingredients list and whisk to mix well. Whisk eggs in another bowl. Place toatsted panko breadcrumbs in a separate plate.
    pickle spears, toasted panko, flour & whisked eggs in separate bowls and plate
  • Dredge pickles in the flour, dip in the egg mixture, and then into the toasted panko breadcrumbs, pressing the crumbs to adhere well. Make sure that the pickles are well coated with the panko on all sides. There should not be any blank spots. Repeat this step until you are done coating all the pickle spears with panko. Place them on a plate.

Air fry pickles

  • Pre-heat the air fryer at 400 F for 2-3 mins. Place the panko coated pickles into the air fryer basket in a single layer. Make sure there's enough space inbetween the pickles, do not overcrowd or stack them. Now, spray the pickle spears generously with cooking oil spray.
    dredged pickle spears inside air fryer basket
  • Air fry at 400 F for 10-12 mins. You can flip sides half way thorugh, spray more oil and than continue cooking. We didn't flip sides. They were perfectly cooked through and turned out so crispy and delicious. Serve the air fryer pickles right awat with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy! We have tested this recipe in our Bella air fryer, Insta Vortex and using the instant pot air fryer lid. You can find more tips, variations, ideas & step by step photos if you scroll up this post!
    air fryer fried pickles in air fryer basket



  1. Pat dry pickles: Drain the pickles and pat them dry with kitchen towels for an ultimate crispy, crunchy finish. Maximum coating will stick to the pickles if you dry them well.
  2. Gorgeous golden coating: For that gorgeous golden crispy coating which is restaurant quality good do toast the panko in a skillet on the stove top until lightly golden. Use this toasted panko to coat the pickles spears for an uniform golden coating.
  3. Choosing pickles: You can buy whole dill pickles and cut them into thick spears or slices. You can also buy dill pickle spears. We used store bought dill pickle spears.
  4. Air fry in batches: For best result air fry pickles in batches and do not over crowd them inside the air fryer basket. Always lay them in a single layer with enough space between each pickle spear.
  5. Crispy fried pickles: Spray oil generously on the panko coated pickle spears before air frying them. Cook them until golden and crispy.
  6. Serving tip: Reheat the air fryer pickles in a 400 F pre-heated air fryer for 1-2 mins just before serving. This will reward you with an ultimate crispy air fryer fried pickles.
Calorific details are provided by a third party application & are to be used as indicative figures only. If you are on a restricted diet please do use your own preferred nutritional calculator.
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Pickle Spears
Amount Per Serving
Calories 127 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 210mg9%
Potassium 80mg2%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 227IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Read our privacy policy - Calorie information is provided as a courtesy only and should be leveraged as an estimate rather than a guarantee.Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 210mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 227IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg