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A white bowl filled with fried pickles on a white table with a blue and white stripe towel next to the bowl.

Crispy Deep Fried or Air Fried Pickles

Crispy fried pickles that you can deep fry or make in an air fryer. Easy and delicious!
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 198kcal
Author: Linda & Alex


  • 3 cups dill pickle chips or spears
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup plant-based milk do NOT use coconut milk
  • 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • salt to taste


  • Place the pickles on a bed of paper towels and cover with a paper towel to absorb the excess liquid. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the 2 cups flour, 1 tablespoon cumin, 2 teaspoon smoked paprika, 2 teaspoon dried oregano, ½ teaspoon pepper, and salt to taste until well combined.
  • Pour the 1 cup milk in a bowl and put the 2 cups panko breadcrumbs in a separate bowl.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the prepared pickles on the paper before frying.
  • Dredge a pickle in the flour to coat, then dip in the milk, and dredge in the breadcrumbs to coat. Continue with the rest of the pickles.


  • Cover the bottom of a skillet with two inches of canola oil (see note) and heat on high heat until very hot. To test if it's ready for frying, add a bit of the breadcrumbs to the oil. If it really sizzles, it's ready.
  • Using tongs, carefully add the pickles to the oil (leave enough room between them so they can cook properly) and fry for approximately 3 minutes per side, or until they're golden brown.
  • Place on a paper towel to absorb excess grease.


  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 F. (200 C).

  • Spray a light coating of oil on the tops of the pickles and air fry for 10 minutes.
  • Enjoy!


  • The Nutrition Facts are an estimate only.
  • We use canola oil for frying because it has a high heat point.


Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 596mg | Potassium: 179mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 470IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 3.2mg
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