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Fried Pickles in the Ninja Foodi Air Fryer Recipe

Written by: Emily Smith

Whipping up my crispy fried pickles in the Ninja Foodi Air Fryer is a breeze. Tangy pickles meet a crunchy golden crust, perfect for a quick snack or party appetizer. Yum!

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Folks, I've got something special for you today - fried pickles! Crispy, tangy, and oh-so-addictive, they're a snap to whip up in my trusted ninja foodi air fryer. Perfect for when you're craving a zesty snack with a satisfying crunch. Grab your apron, it's time to heat things up in the kitchen!

Ingredients for Crispy Air Fryer Fried Pickles

  • Dill pickle slices: Tangy and crunchy, these provide the base flavor and texture for the fried pickles, adding a zesty kick to each bite.
  • All-purpose flour: Coats the pickle slices, creating a crispy outer layer when air-fried, giving the pickles a satisfying crunch.
  • Paprika: Adds a subtle smoky flavor and a pop of color to the coating, enhancing the overall taste and appearance.
  • Garlic powder: Infuses the coating with a savory garlic flavor, elevating the taste profile of the fried pickles.
  • Onion powder: Provides a hint of sweet onion flavor to the coating, complementing the tanginess of the pickles perfectly.
  • Eggs: Acts as a binding agent for the coating, helping the flour and breadcrumbs adhere to the pickle slices during frying.
  • Breadcrumbs: Creates a crispy and golden-brown crust on the pickles, adding a satisfying crunch to each bite.

Kitchen Tools Needed for This Recipe

  • Ninja Foodi Air Fryer: Cooks the pickles to crispy perfection with less oil for a healthier option.
  • Bowls: Used for breading the pickles in flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs for a crispy coating.

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes


  • 1 jar of dill pickle slices
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of breadcrumbs
  • Cooking spray


  1. Preheat the Ninja Foodi Air Fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a bowl, mix the flour, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  3. In another bowl, beat the eggs.
  4. Dip each pickle slice into the flour mixture, then the beaten eggs, and finally the breadcrumbs.
  5. Place the coated pickle slices in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  6. Lightly spray the pickle slices with cooking spray.
  7. Air fry for 10 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.
  8. Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 200 kcal | Carbohydrates: 30 g | Protein: 6 g | Total Fat: 6 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 70 mg | Sodium: 800 mg | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 2 g | Calcium: 100 mg | Potassium: 150 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Vitamin A: 50 µg | Vitamin C: 5 mg

Can You Make Fried Pickles Ahead of Time or Freeze Them?

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the fried pickles as instructed.
  • Once cooked, let them cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • After frying, allow the pickles to cool completely.
  • Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until solid.
  • Transfer the frozen pickles to a freezer-safe bag or container.
  • Label with the date and store in the freezer for up to 2 months.

One interesting fact about this fried pickles in the ninja foodi air fryer recipe is that you can add a dash of cayenne pepper to the breadcrumb mixture for a spicy kick! It adds a nice heat to the crispy pickles without overpowering the flavor. Give it a try for a delicious twist on this classic snack.

Common Questions About Making Fried Pickles in an Air Fryer

Can I use pickle spears instead of pickle slices for this recipe?
Yes, you can use pickle spears instead of slices. Just adjust the cooking time as needed.
Can I use seasoned breadcrumbs for this recipe?
Yes, you can use seasoned breadcrumbs to add extra flavor to the fried pickles.
Can I make this recipe in a traditional oven instead of an air fryer?
Yes, you can bake the coated pickles in a traditional oven at 400°F (200°C) until they are golden brown and crispy.
Can I freeze the fried pickles for later?
It's best to enjoy the fried pickles fresh for the best taste and texture. Freezing may affect the crispiness.
Can I use a different type of pickle for this recipe?
Feel free to experiment with different types of pickles to find your favorite flavor combination.

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