Air fryer pickle chips with ranch dipping sauce

You'll love these tasty air fried pickle chips.

  • 40 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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We've taken the classic fried pickles aka frickles and made them that little bit healtheir in your air fryer.
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  • 1/3 cup (75g) plain flour
  • 2/3 cup (160ml) buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon hot chilli sauce
  • 2¼ cups (170g) panko breadcrumbs
  • 700 jar sliced bread and butter pickles, drained
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • ½ cup (150g) whole-egg mayonnaise
  • ½ cup (120g) light sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dill
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 1 small clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • to serve: sea salt flakes


  • 1
    Place flour in a shallow bowl. Lightly beat buttermilk and chilli sauce in a second shallow bowl. Place breadcrumbs in a third shallow bowl. Dust pickles in flour, shaking off excess, dip in buttermilk mixture, then coat in breadcrumbs. Spray generously all over with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Preheat a 7-litre air fryer to 200°C/400°F for 3 minutes.
  • 3
    Taking care, place one-third of the pickles, in a single layer, in the air fryer basket; at 200˚C/400˚F, cook for 6 minutes until pickles are golden. Transfer to a plate. Repeat cooking with the remaining pickles.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, to make ranch dipping sauce, combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl.
  • 5
    Sprinkle pickle chips with salt flakes and serve with ranch dipping sauce.

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