Crispy Pickles

If you’ve never had a fried pickle, you haven’t lived. Lol, seriously. These have to be one of the best crunch combos we think ever invented. The crispy outside mixed with the crunchy pickle is unbelievably perfect.

This pub fare snack is definitely a treat when you find it on the menu. Now you can enjoy at home, and it’s gluten-free! It’s so easy to make and the recipe works well in both an oil deep fryer, an air fryer, or simply in a pot with oil. Because the pickle doesn’t need to be cooked inside, the oil temperature is less temperamental to watch as well. It’s just important to ensure the crispy batter gets cooked the whole way through!

Using CUT flour, and a few other ingredients, you’ll have these pickles whipped up in no time! First mix the batter and then roll them in a gluten-free PANKO bread crumb for extra crisp.

We loved the outcome of this recipe using the Pampered chef Air fryer. It made the batter perfectly cooked through, the Panko browned and the best part? No additional oil was needed. The end result was a lighter fried pickle.

Although we do understand that not everyone has an air fryer. Don’t stress it! We also fried these just in canola oil, in a frying pan on the stove top. They worked out beautifully!

The pickles can be cut either in spears which we show but also are fun cut as a medallion. Ensure your pickles are dry before starting, then it’s just a matter of cutting, battering and rolling in the Panko before frying. It doesn’t matter whether you’re air or oil frying! You’ll end up with an incredible crunchy snack or appetizer.

Crispy Pickles

Recipe by cutcookingCourse: AppetizersCuisine: CanadianDifficulty: Moderate


Prep time


Cooking time (air fryed and oil fryed differ in times. See below.



One of the worlds best combo’s of crunch. A pickle, CUT Flour and Panko. A match made in heaven. A batter with a bit of spice, your taste buds will discover a whole complexity of taste and texture. Delish.


  • 4 gluten-free dill pickles. Average size. (most pickles are gluten-free but not every brand! Be sure to double check labels)

  • Batter
  • 1 egg, beaten well

  • 1/4 cup CUT flour

  • 1/4 cup plus 1 TBSP milk

  • 1 tbsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp paprika

  • 1 tsp lemon pepper

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • Crunch layer
  • 2 cups gluten-free Panko bread crumbs


  • Mix all the batter ingredients into medium mixing bowl.
  • Dry pickles with paper towel or cloth. Cut either into spears or medallions.
  • Pull pickles through batter.
  • Roll in gluten-free Panko bread crumbs.
  • Air fry – Fry on Parchment paper for 4 min. Flip pickles and air fry another 4 min. A total of 8 min.
    Oil Fry– Preheat oil to 375Ā°F. You can use a candy thermometer to check temperature if you’re simply using a pan with oil. Fry pickles for approximately 40 seconds a side or until browned on both sides.
  • Dip in your favorite dips and enjoy. Or simply enjoy the crunch just as it is! Stacey and Meg

Seriously the perfect combo. The perfect crunch. Crispy pickles.