Oven-fried pickles – Skip the calories but not the flavor! These oven-baked pickle chips are a fun and light appetizer!
This is a fun appetizer that is both flavorful AND figure friendly!
Pickle chips are one of my FAVORITE restaurant appetizers!! If they are on any menu, you can be sure I will order them. Something amazing happens to pickles when they come in contact with heat, the tangy flavor just explodes in your mouth. The soft pickle and the crunch exterior work so well together!
Like many of us, I try to avoid eating fried food whenever possible. These oven “fried” pickles are a fantastic substitute for traditional fried pickles. They have the same flavor and crunch but without all the fat!
What Do I Need For Oven Fried Pickles?
- Panko bread crumbs
- Egg whites
- Dill pickle chips
How To Make Oven-Fried Pickles
This recipe is so simple, you are going to love it!
You will want to start off by toasting Panko bread crumbs in a skillet. Panko bread crumbs are Japanese style bread crumbs that are lighter in color than traditional bread crumbs, but they tend to be denser.
You could use any breadcrumb really, but Panko has a way of crisping up in just the right way.
Place the breadcrumbs in a bowl, flour in another bowl, and egg whites in a third. Dip your favorite dill pickle chip into the flour, followed by the egg white (allowing the excess to drip), and then coat the pickles in the panko.
Arrange your pickles on a greased baking sheet. Repeat this process for all your pickles. Be sure to keep your breaded pickles in a single layer on your baking sheet. This will ensure that all the pickles crisp up and that they all bake at the same rate.
The pickles will take about 8 minutes per side or until the coating is crisp.
What Sauce Goes With Fried Pickles?
I like to serve these baked pickle chips with a side of Ranch dressing, although any dressing will do! Try serving your pickles with a garlic aioli, Buffalo sauce, blue cheese dip, or a Parmesan sauce!
Fried pickles are best when eaten right away. However, you can reheat your pickles by placing them in a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes ore so.
Make sure you toast your bread crumbs, this really helps give the pickles a crisp exterior.
I prefer to use thicker cut pickle chips for this recipe, but any style of pickle will work. If you use pickle spears, you may need to increase your breading and your bake time.
Feel free to toss a little Parmesan cheese with you breading for extra flavor!
Arrange you pickles in a single layer on your baking sheet. Avoid overlapping your pickles; you want to make sure all the pickles bake evenly.
These pickles can be used in an air fyer per manufacturer’s instructions.
These oven-fried pickles chips are a great way to snack a little healthier without compromising any flavor!