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You will not believe the CRUNCH these fried dill pickles get in the air fryer. With only 5 ingredients, this dish is so amazingly easy and deliciously low carb.
Low Carb Air Fryer Dill Pickles

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Question Time: Do you love pickles?

Pickles. So crunchy, so juicy, so low calorie. My love for pickles more than likely began when I was in diapers. I can distinctly remember opening up the refrigerator door and reaching in the HUGE jar with my hands (I know, pretty nasty right?) and grabbing a big ol’ pickle. Anytime my family visited a fair or went to a football game, my choice of snack at the concession stand was the ultimate, juicy pickle.

My love of pickles never left me. Mr Skinny Louisiana thinks they are ‘ok,’ and on every road trip I take to visit my fabulous Houma family (I live in Shreveport now – about a 5 hour drive), my first snack at any gas station is a Big Papa Pickle.

Mr Skinny Louisiana got slick. Pretty soon my stocking stuffers from Santa had a Big Papa Pickle, and I am almost certain I will be getting a big industrial size box of pickles for my anniversary. It’s ok, I will enjoy.

My love for pickles was tested by my son Christian on a ride down to Houma. He heard me crunching down on a Big Papa Pickle and asked ‘Is that a pickle?’ I thought long and hard about my answer. To lie or to tell the truth. ’Yes’ I said. ‘Can I have it?’ Honestly, I did NOT want to share, so I took a HUGE bite and past the legacy of loving pickles down to him. Now when stopping at the gas station, we purchase 2 pickles.

My love for pickles continues with the amazing fried pickles. The crunch, the deliciousness, the carbs, the sodium, and the fat. It’s time to take fried pickles to the Skinny Louisiana drawing board. With a few simple ingredient swaps and use of the Air Fryer, we have Air Fryer Fried Dill Pickles the entire family will LOVE. Let me know your thoughts?

Want more Air Fryer recipes? Try my Low Carb Air Fryer Beignets!

Where to Shop for Low Carb Ingredients

Before I go over ingredients, know the items used in this recipe can be found at many of your local supermarkets and Drug Emporium. Many of you know my love of Drug Emporium stores. Not only does Drug Emporium have amazing prices (often the cheapest in town), I work with this amazing company in putting on Low Carb Food Demonstrations and product selection for shelves. All my items in the recipes are from Drug Emporium. For a full list of Drug Emporium store locations, click here.  No Drug Emporium in your town? No worries, I have the links for where to purchase online!

Ingredients in our Low Carb Air Fryer Dill Pickles

Low Carb Substitutions in our Low Carb Air Fryer Dill Pickles


We love eggs in the Skinny Louisiana kitchen. Eggs offer us an amazing source of protein with zero carbs. While my keto friends will ask about using a whole egg,  I prefer the egg white in recipes using the Air Fryer. I used 100% percent egg white carton. Make sure in the ingredient list the only ingredient is 100% egg whites.

Low Sodium Dill Pickles

We love pickles, but I am always mindful of sodium. For this recipe, I used the Vlassic low sodium pickles. 


With any fried item, flour is the basic, breading ingredient. It serves several purposes, mainly to ‘bread’ the product. Flour in the low carb and low net carb world makes us cringe since whole wheat flour has 21 grams of carbs and 3 grams of fiber per 1/4 cup serving. Enter almond flour! Almond flour is made of almonds that have been ground to a fine texture. It is a gluten free, keto friendly, grain free food and contains approximately 5-6 grams of carbs per 1/4 cup. Don’t panic over the carbs, almond flour has approximately 3 grams of fiber giving this flour a net carb of 3 per serving. And please don’t panic over the fat. Remember nuts are the fats we want to include in our diet. I do enjoy cooking with almond flour, but I personally feel due to it’s heavier texture, almond flour works best in bars, brownies, and muffins as well as in my batters for my vegetables and meats in the air-fryer. Almond flour makes a great low carb bread crumb when combined with grated Parmesan cheese. Please note, the type of almond flour does matter. Make sure to use super-fine almond flour from balanced almonds. We used Bob’s Mill Almond Flour in this recipe. You can purchase online here!

Tony Chachere’s No Salt Seasoning Blend

Looking for flavor? Salt has always been the answer for flavor, but coming in at 2300 mg of sodium in ONLY 1 tsp (yes, the small spoon), salt can wreak havoc for our heart health. I will be the first to agree, foods without salt that use other ‘salt substitutes’ are … terrible. I’m Cajun. I need flavor. Enter Tony Chachere’s No Salt Seasoning Blend. Don’t panic, this blend contains ZERO salt substitutes, making it safe for our families with renal (kidney) disease. The taste? Amazing. 

Equipment in our Low Carb Air Fryer Dill Pickles

I love my Air Fryer! Many of you have posed the questions, ‘What Air Fryer do you have?’ ‘What is your favorite brand of Air Fryer?’ I have a basic Phillips Air Fryer and love it. I encourage folks to shop around and see what Air Fryer fits their needs. I must confess, I now own 2 Air Fryers. For Christmas, I received a Ninja Foodi, and I am ready to use this bad boy soon!

How to Make Low Carb Air Fryer Dill Pickles

Grab your SUPPLIES.

  • You will need a knife, cutting board, liquid measuring cups, dry measuring cups, 2 small bowls, tongs, a spoon, and your air fryer.

Start with the PICKLES.

  • Slice pickles into ‘coins.’ Place to the side.

Get BOWLS ready.

  • Pour egg white mixture into bowl. In your second bowl, combine almond flour, Parmesan cheese, and Tony Chachere’s.

Prep the AIR FRYER.

  • Spray air fryer with non-stick cooking spray.

Get the assembly line READY.

  • Dip pickles first in egg whites, then in flour mixture, and line in air fryer. Spray with non stick cooking spray.

Start that AIR FRYER.

  • Cook at 360 for 5 minutes. Open. Using tongs, flip. Cook an additional 5 minutes (you can do more if you want the pickles to be super crispy.

WARNING! You may need to repeat!

Low Carb Air Fryer Dill Pickles Recipe

1/2 cup 100% egg whites

3 dill pickles, sliced (we used low sodium)

1/2 cup almond flour

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 tsp. Tony Chachere’s No Salt Seasoning

Non stick cooking spray


  1. Spray Air Fryer with non stick cooking spray.
  2. Pour egg whites in a bowl.
  3. In a separate shallow bowl, combine almond flour, Parmesan cheese, and Tony Chachere’s No Salt Seasoning.
  4. Spray Air Fryer basket with non stick cooking spray.
  5. Dip sliced pickles in egg whites, almond flour mixture, and line in Air Fryer.
  6. Repeat until Air Fryer basket is filled. Spray with non stick cooking spray.
  7. Cook at 360 degrees for 5 minutes. Open basket. Flip. Cook for an additional 5-7 minutes.


*You may have to repeat the entire process to cook pickles!!!

Yield: 3 servings

Before reviewing the nutrition facts per serving, please note we did not use all the almond flour mixture and egg white in preparing our dish. Nutrition facts was determined by using the entire amounts. Good news, the calories, carbs, and sodium are more than likely lower than what is reported.

Nutrition Facts per Serving: Calories: 110, Fat: 7g, Saturated fat: 1.5g, Cholesterol: <5mg, Sodium: 135mg, Carbs: 5g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 1g, Protein: 8g.


Carb count exclude sugar alcohols. New carb count is determined with the equation total carbohydrate – total fiber – sugar alcohol.

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This recipe was developed and copyright by culinary dietitian Shelly Marie Redmond. She is the author of Skinny Louisiana…in the Kitchen and upcoming Skinny Louisiana…in the Slow Cooker. She practices out of Eberhart Physical Therapy which she co-owns with her husband Greg. In her spare time, she watches Snapped and Investigation Discovery.