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Keto fried pickles are a super-easy, keto air fryer recipe the entire family will love. Coming in at 5 grams of carbs per serving, my keto fried pickle chips made with almond flour are perfect for those on a gluten-free, low carb plan.

Air Fryer Pickles served on a white plate. The plate is placed on a stripe napkin on a white table.

Ingredients Needed in our Keto Fried Pickles

Eggs or Egg Whites.

Tips on buying eggs.

When buying eggs, be sure to open the container to make sure all the eggs are intact. Check the date on the label to make sure the eggs are not expired.


Eggs should always be stored in the refrigerator.

How long will eggs last?

As long as eggs are refrigerated, they will last four to five weeks beyond the packed date.


Make sure to select dill or sour pickles. Do NOT pick bread and butter pickles since the carb count will be higher than that of sour pickles.

Almond Flour.


Store almond flour in a tightly sealed container. Almond flour should be stored in the refrigerator or freezer.

How long will almond flour last?

One year.

Grated Parmesan Cheese.

Salt (or seasoning of choice).

I love to use Redmond Real Salt, but I invite you to use your favorite seasoning in this recipe.

Non-Stick Cooking Spray.

Since this is an Air Fryer recipe, I highly recommend using avocado oil spray OR extra virgin olive oil.

How to Make Keto Fried Pickles in the Air Fryer

Spray Air Fryer with non-stick cooking spray. 

Pour egg or egg whites in a bowl. If using egg, whisk egg.

If you have not purchased pickle chips, slice pickle spears thin.

In a separate shallow bowl, combine almond flour, Parmesan cheese, and salt (or seasoning of choice)

Dip sliced pickles in egg mixture, then almond flour mixture, and line coated pickles in the Air Fryer. 

Repeat until the Air Fryer basket is filled. 

Spray pickles with non-stick cooking spray.

Air fry at 360 degrees for 5 minutes. 

Open basket. Using tongs, flip pickles. Air Fry for an additional 5-7 minutes.

What Air Fryer Can You Use in the Recipe?

I have two Air Fryers, a Phillips and a Ninja Foodi. Any brand of Air Fryer will work in this recipe!

Check Out Our Video Giving You Step-by-Step Directions on Making our Keto Pickles Recipe.

How to Store Leftovers?

I promise you will not have any leftovers! I have never had any leftovers from this dish! If you are to have any leftovers, I would encourage you to store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.

Can you Freeze Keto Fried Pickles?

I have never tried to freeze keto fried pickles. Why? Because I want to eat them – LOL! If you were to freeze keto fried pickles, line on parchment paper and store in an air-tight container.

How Long Does it Take to Reheat Fried Pickles?

Air fry at 360 degrees for 3-5 minutes.

What Else Can I Serve with Keto Fried Pickles?

This is a crazy fun appetizer recipe that works great with my Keto Meatballs.

Looking for Other Keto and Low Carb Air Fryer Recipes? You Will Love These!

Air Fryer Onion Rings

Air Fryer Asparagus

Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts


Are Pickles a Vegetable?

Folks argue about this all the time. Pickles are made from cucumbers making them a vegetable BUT pickles are made from the fruit of the cucumber plant. My thoughts? I classify pickles as a vegetable.

Can Pickles Go Bad?

Pickles have an impressive lifespan. Pickles can last for 2 years UNOPENED if stored in the refrigerator or pantry. Once the pickle jar is open, store in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed container. The main reason pickles go bad is because we reach for a pickle with our icky fingers. Go and grab a fork or tongs and get pickles out that jar correctly!

What are the Carbs in Pickles?

Dill and sour pickles are very low carb. 1 medium pickle (3 inches long) is 1.5 grams of carbs.

Are Pickles Keto Friendly?

With the confusion of ‘are pickles a vegetable,’ I can understand while we wonder are pickles keto friendly. But YES, at 1.5 grams of carbs, pickles can EASILY fit into a keto and low carb diet.

Are Pickles Gluten Free?

Yes. Pickles are made with cucumbers and vinegar. HOWEVER, it is important to review the ingredient label on your pickles to make sure they are gluten free.

Are Fried Pickles High in Carbs?

Carbs in a serving of traditional fried pickles can equal over 80 grams of carbs. In my keto fried pickles recipe, we cut the carbs down to 5 grams.

I am allergic to almond flour, can I use pork rinds or coconut flour?


Can I make Keto Fried Pickles in the Ninja Foodi?


Serving Suggestions

A serving of our keto fried pickles ½ cup.

Keto fried pickles served on a white plate on top of stripped napkin.

Keto Fried Pickles

Shelly Marie Redmond
Keto fried pickles are a super-easy, keto air fryer recipe the entire family will love.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 143 kcal


  • 1 Air Fryer


  • 2 eggs
  • 3 dill pickles sliced
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Spray Air Fryer with non stick cooking spray.
  • Pour eggs in a bowl.
  • In a separate shallow bowl, combine almond
    flour, Parmesan cheese, and salt.
  • Spray Air Fryer basket with non stick cooking
  • Dip sliced pickles in eggs, then in almond flour
    mixture and line in Air Fryer.
  • Repeat until Air Fryer basket is filled.
  • Spray with non stick cooking spray.
  • Cook at
    360 degrees for 5 minutes. Open basket. Flip.
    Cook for an additional 5-7 minutes.



Additional Tips:
In place of eggs, you can use 4 egg whites.
You can substitute pork rinds for almond flour.
You can use a seasoning of your choice.
Keyword air fryer, keto
By on January 26th, 2022

About Shelly Marie Redmond

Shelly Marie Redmond, MS, RD, LDN is an award-winning dietitian, author of the Skinny Louisiana cookbook series, and mom of 2. She spends her days counseling individuals with diabetes, prediabetes, PCOS, and hypo/hyperthyroidism. Her passion is developing recipes low on guilt and high on pleasure while improving the health of her patients.

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