If you love pickles, have you tried fried pickles? I find fried pickles to be amazing, but I’m not thrilled with the heavy dose of fat that comes with the restaurant appetizer versions. Now you can make them at home for a fraction of the calories with this Weight Watchers  Air Fryer Fried Pickles recipe.

Weight Watchers Air Fryer Fried Pickles

Weight Watchers Air Fryer Fried Pickles

Feel like you’re eating a decadent restaurant appetizer (without the side of guilt) with these Weight Watchers Air Fryer Fried Pickles.

These Weight Watchers Air Fryer Fried Pickles are 4 points per serving when you make 12 servings. The number of pickle chips will vary somewhat depending on how thick you slice the pickles, but figure that the recipe is for one jar of pickles and a serving is 1/12 of the whole jar.

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Questions about Weight Watchers Air Fryer Fried Pickles

How long do you air fry pickles? We suggest frying your pickles for 5 minutes at a high heat, being careful not to overcrowd. Continue to cook to desired crispness.

Can you make fried pickles in the air fryer? Absolutely! The simple recipe below makes them crispy and delicious.

How do you make healthy fried pickle chips? Our Weight Watchers Fried Pickle recipe is a much healthier version than the fried version of fried pickles that you find in restaurants.

How do you make air fryer fried pickles crispy? There are a couple tips that will assure your air fryer fried pickles turn out crispy. Be sure you only fry a few pickle chips at a time. Spray with cooking spray to give extra crispness. Finally, a coating that includes flour, cornstarch, and Panko breadcrumbs will give a crispy coating.

 

Ingredients for Weight Watchers Air Fryer Pickles

  • 32oz jar whole large dill pickles
  • flour
  • cornstarch
  • salt
  • cayenne
  • 1 tsp. Cajun spice
  • 2 eggs
  • non-fat milk
  • Panko crumbs

 

Weight Watchers Air Fryer Fried Pickles
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Weight Watchers
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Serves: 12
 
These air fryer pickles are crispy, crunchy and full of dill goodness. Enjoy with a side of Ranch dressing or your favorite dipping sauce. This recipe is 4 Weight Watchers/WW Freestyle points per serving.
Ingredients
  • 32oz jar whole large dill pickles
  • 2 cups of all-purpose or whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ½ tsp. of salt
  • ¼ tsp. of cayenne
  • 1 tsp. Cajun spice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of non-fat milk
  • 1 cup Panko crumbs
Instructions
  1. Slice pickles into somewhat thick, 1 inch slices.
  2. Drain pickles and blot with paper towel to remove excess moisture.
  3. In a bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, salt, pepper, eggs and milk to create a batter. Mix well.
  4. In an separate bowl, add Panko crumbs.
  5. Dip each pickle chip into the flour mixture, then into the Panko crumbs.
  6. Heat air fryer to 375 degrees.
  7. Add a few pickles at a time to air fryer basket. If desired, spritz with cooking spray. Cook for 5 minutes or until brown and crispy.
  8. Enjoy with Ranch dressing or your favorite dipping sauce.

Slice pickles into somewhat thick, 1 inch slices.
Drain pickles and blot with paper towel to remove excess moisture.
In a bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, salt, pepper, eggs and milk to create a batter. Mix well.
In an separate bowl, add Panko crumbs.
Dip each pickle chip into the flour mixture, then into the panko crumbs.
Heat airfryer to 375 degrees.
Add a few pickles at a time to air fryer basket. Cook for 5 minutes.
Enjoy with Ranch dressing or your favorite dipping sauce.

 

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