Airfryer Parmesan Dill Fried Pickle Chips are a quick and easy 5 ingredient appetizer made extra crunchy in your Airfryer without all the fat from oil. This low-fat snack is sure to satisfy your craving for something salty!
Airfryer Parmesan Dill Fried Pickle Chips
Fried Pickle Chips have been a thing for some time now. I first remember hearing about them when Snooki from The Jersey Shore was obsessed with them. Yup, I admit it, I am totally a fan of trashy reality television. I enjoy watching all their drama filled lives and being happy they aren’t my own. 🙂
I have tried my own version of fried pickles in restaurants and am almost always a fan. I wanted to make some at home, but I absolutely hate frying things. That isn’t to say I don’t love fried food, I just hate the mess and smell it leaves in my house. Therefore, I defaulted to my handy dandy Phillips Airfryer and made this healthier low-fat snack of Airfryer Parmesan Dill Fried Pickle Chips.
Easy Airfryer Recipe
I can’t get over how crispy breaded foods turn out in the Airfryer. They are better than baking them which takes twice as long after pre-heating the oven! I convinced my coworker to get an Airfryer of his own and upon receiving his new gadget, he quickly put it to the test. He prepared some Gold’n Plump SHAKERS and homemade fries. He baked half of each in the oven and prepared the other half in the Airfryer. He excitedly shared that the chicken and fries in the Airfryer turned out much quicker and most importantly crispier!
I have subsequently purchased my Mom and sister an Airfryer. My Mom then bought my sister-in-law an air fryer. Needless to say, everyone who gets one is a big fan! I want to be fully transparent and let you know that this is in no way an advertisement for Airfryers. I just have to share my love of them with you, because I think they are such a wonderful invention. Whether I am making up these Airfryer Parmesan Dill Fried Pickle Chips or just tossing a grilled cheese or burrito in it, they are so quick and easy, it is a must-have for convenience.
I personally own the Phillips brand Airfryer and recommend it to anyone who will listen. I can’t speak to the quality of other brands. If you are looking for a good deal, you can always check eBay for refurbished Airfryers that you will find for about half the price of a new one.
How to Make Air Fryer Parmesan Dill Fried Pickle Chips
These homemade pickle chips are easier to make then you would think. They require only five simple ingredients and come together in less than 30 minutes. To get started, you will want to slice large dill pickles into 1/4″ thick slices and place them on a layer of paper towels. Pat them dry so the breading will stick to them nicely.
Next up, in an assembly line fashion, dip each pickle into the egg wash and then in a mixture of panko bread crumbs, dried dill weed and Parmesan cheese. If you have an XL Air Fryer, you can cook them all in one batch. If you are like me and using the smaller version because you are only cooking for two, then you will want to cook these in two separate batches.
Another option is to utilize a double rack for your smaller Airfryer. This allows the hot air to crisp up larger batches like this recipe in just one run.
Airfryer Parmesan Dill Fried Pickle Chips
- 32 oz. jar whole large dill pickles
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 c. panko bread crumbs
- 1/3 c. grated Parmesan
- 1/4 tsp. dried dill weed
- Slice the large pickles diagonally into 1/4" thick slices. Place between layers of paper towels and pat dry.
- In a shallow bowl, beat the eggs until smooth. In a resealable bag, add the Panko bread crumbs, Parmesan and dill weed and shake until well combined.
- In batches of 4-5 pieces, dip the pickle slices into the egg mixture, being sure to remove any excess egg and then toss in the Panko mixture.
- Add half of the coated pickle chips into the Airfryer and bake for 8-10 minutes on the highest temperature. Remove from the Airfryer and add the remaining pickle chips and bake for 8-10 minutes. Serve immediately with zesty ranch for dipping.
- NOTE: If you own a larger XL Airfryer, you can cook all the chips in one batch.