Crispy Keto Fried Pickles (Oven Baked)

Keto fried pickles on a plate circling a small bowl of ranch dressing. Small wooden spoon, dipped in ranch, is sitting on the edge of the plate. Cookie sheet with uncooked, breaded pickles is off to the right side. Glass mason jar of ranch dip is to the left of the plate.

Crispy Keto Fried Pickles make for a quick, low carb appetizer or snack, no deep fryer needed. This fried pickles recipe clocks in at just 5 net carbs per serving, is loaded with 8g of protein and is ready in just 20 minutes.

Serve these easy fried pickles with a batch of our homemade Keto Ranch Dressing. For those not on a Keto diet, these Keto Fried Pickles with Almond Flour are also great with our Whole30 BBQ Sauce.

Homemade fried pickles are a Southern staple. Crisp dill pickle slices are breaded and deep fried until the exterior crust is crispy and the interior packs a flavor punch. Deep frying pickles isn’t always convenient or quick, so we prefer oven baked pickles instead. You’ll be hooked, too! Who wouldn’t love Keto Fried Pickles With Cheese?!

A large bowl of fried pickle breading next to a white bowl of unbreaded pickles and a silver baking sheet of breaded pickles.

How to Make Fried Pickles

Stop Googling “Fried pickles near me” and start making your own!! 

 

Step 1 – Preheat your oven to broil (high) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

 

Step 2 – Mix the eggs, heavy whipping cream and water until fully combined.

 

Step 3 – Grab a second mixing bowl and mix together all the dry ingredients (parmesan cheese, almond flour and all spices). 

 

Step 4 – Pat dry the pickles and dredge them in the almond flour mixture, followed by the egg wash mixture, and one last dip in the almond flour mixture. Transfer the breaded pickles to the baking sheet.

 

Step 5 – Broil for 4 minutes, flip, and broil for an additional 2-3 minutes until golden brown.

Keto Fried Pickles – Tips:

Keto Fried Pickles Without Almond Flour – replace the almond flour with finely ground pork rinds.

 

Keto Fried Pickles Dash – we’ve heard you can use the dash waffle, however we haven’t tested it yet. Stay tuned! 

 

Keto Fried Pickle Chaffle – Keep your eyes out for our upcoming Keto Fried Pickle Chaffle recipe! In the meantime, check out all the Chaffle recipes we have posted!

 

Air Fryer Fried Pickles – To make these in the air fryer just spritz the breaded pickles with cooking spray and bake for 12 minutes at 400 degrees, flipping halfway through.

Uncooked breaded pickles on a silver baking tray next to a white napkin and plate of unbreaded pickles.

How Many Carbs Are In A Fried Pickle?

Our Keto Fried Pickles Recipe has just 5 net carbs per serving, making it a perfect keto snack recipe for those watching their carbs.

Are Pickles Okay On Keto?

Pickles are keto friendly as long as you opt for a brand that doesn’t contain aded sugar. Think dill pickles, not sweet or bread and butter pickles. Bubbies is a popular brand.

How Do I Make Fried Pickles Crispy?

The best way to make fried pickles crispy is to enjoy them immediately after baking. The longer they sit, the softer they become. If needed, you can re-heat them in the oven to crisp them back up.

How Do You Reheat Fried Pickled In The Oven?

Broiling on high for about 1-2 minutes per side should do it. Do not re-heat in the microwave. You won’t be pleased with the mushy results. 

Pile of keto fried pickles on a white plate. Small white bowl of ranch in middle of bowl. One fried pickle is dipped in bowl of ranch. Wooden spoon dipped in ranch, is resting on plate.

We’d love to hear from you if you made these Keto Fried Pickles! Please leave a recipe rating, snap a pic and use the hashtag #lighterkitchen, after you’ve made the recipe, and post to social media! 

Keto fried pickles on a plate circling a small bowl of ranch dressing. Small wooden spoon, dipped in ranch, is sitting on the edge of the plate. Cookie sheet with uncooked, breaded pickles is off to the right side. Glass mason jar of ranch dip is to the left of the plate.
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Oven Baked Keto Fried Pickles

These Crunchy Keto Fried Pickles are a tasty and quick, low carb appetizer. Perfect for satisfying your low carb snack cravings! Serve it with a batch of our homemade Keto Ranch Dressing or Whole30 BBQ Sauce.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword 5 Net Carbs, Keto Appetizer, Keto Snack, Low Carb Appetizer, Low Carb Snack, Pickle Recipes, Taco Seasoning
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 219kcal
Author Lighter Kitchen
Cost $5

Ingredients

  • 24 oz Dill Pickle Chips
  • 2 lrg Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 Tbsp Water
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated fine
  • 1 tsp Keto Taco Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup Almond Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • (Optional) Keto Ranch for Dipping

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to broil high.
  • Line a cookie sheet with foil, parchment paper or spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a small mixing bowl beat eggs, heavy whipping cream and water until combined.
  • Grab a second mixing bowl for all the dry ingredients. Add parmesan cheese, almond flour and all seasonings. Stir until combined.
  • You will need to pat dry the pickles chips so they can be breaded properly. Layer a stack of paper towels 2-3 layers deep and lay the pickles on it in a single layer. Then grab a new paper towel and use it to gently pat each pickle until they are dry.
  • Dredge each dry pickle chip into the almond flour mixture, then dip into the egg wash, then back again into the almond flour mixture. Make sure an excess egg wash drips off before dipping it back into the almond flour mixture for a second time.
  • Place dredged pickels in a single layer onto the cookie sheet.
  • Broil for 4 minutes then flip over and broil for an additional 2-3 minutes until golden brown.
  • These "fried" pickles are delicious on their own or serve with some homemade Keto Ranch Dressing or Whole30 BBQ Sauce! You can even squirt some of your favorite hot sauce on the fried pickles, to really amp them up!

Notes

Note 1: If you like spice and kick, add 1/4-1/2 tsp of cayenne to the almond flour mix.
Note 2 - The Pickles and parmesan cheese contribute enough the salt to the dish. No additional salt is needed, unless you want to go crazy. You've been warned. 

recipe tips:

Jar of pickled cucumbers next to sliced cucumbers and salt and sugar.

Tip 1.

Use Homemade Pickles to control the sugar and salt.

Ranch Dressing in glass mason jar with wooden spoon inside jar. Chopped chives are scattered around the jar. White cloth napkin is surrounding jar.

Tip 2.

Serve these easy fried pickles with our Homemade Keto Ranch Dressing.

Top down view of whole30 bbbq sauce in a large glass mason jar.

Tip 3.

Non-Keto eaters would love our Whole30 BBQ Sauce.

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