Air Fryer Pickles | Cosori 12-in-1 Air Fryer and Oven Review

This air fryer pickles recipe is the perfect appetizer. Dill pickle chips are coated with a savory breadcrumb mixture and then baked to a crispy crunch, making them delicious and satisfying to eat.

Air fryer pickles on a plate with the dip

The Cosori brand gifted me with the air fryer toaster oven for my honest thoughts and review of the product. All opinions expressed are my own. #sponsored

This isn’t my first foray with the Cosori brand. They reached out to me previously to use and review their pressure cooker. So, I made pressure cooker chicken wings, which is always a popular recipe around any holiday.

When the Cosori folks reached out to me again recently to ask if I would use and review their 12-in-1 air fryer| convection oven| toaster oven| dehydrator| rotisserie, I immediately said yes. I knew then exactly what I was going to make because I love fried pickles but don’t particularly like to eat deep fried foods. An air fryer would be the perfect appliance for making this recipe!

So, besides being fun and delicious, this recipe is cleaner and, I believe, healthier than the deep fried versions you get in restaurants. Who doesn’t want healthy if it comes in delicious?

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If you aren’t familiar with an air fryer, it’s an appliance that crisps up food you would normally have to deep fry in order to get the same crispness. Air frying allows you to use little or no oil, making it a cleaner, healthier option.

Cosori air fryer toaster oven

When the oven arrived, its box was packed securely inside another cardboard box. I quickly opened the outer box to find this.

Cosori oven in the box

I unboxed the oven.

Cosori oven unboxed for the air fryer pickles

Oven specifications

Dimensions are 20.1 L x 16.5 W x 12.1 H. The power: 1800W, AC 120V, 60Hz. It has a 30L capacity, a 24 hour time range and temperatures between 80F – 450F.

What comes with the oven

  1. Manual
  2. Crumb tray
  3. Recipe booklet (with more recipes online)
  4. Air fryer basket
  5. Broiler/food tray
  6. Spit for rotisserie
  7. Prongs for the spit
  8. Rotisserie handle

It also comes with a wire rack inside that isn’t pictured here but you can see in the photos below.

Accessories for the Cosori oven

Cosori oven settings

Listed here are the 12-in-1 oven’s settings (also seen in the LCD display, pictured below).

  • Toast bread
  • Toast bagels
  • Pizza
  • Bake
  • Roast
  • Air fry
  • Broil
  • Bake cookies
  • Rotisserie chicken
  • Dehydrate
  • Ferment – (keeps the temperature consistent, so you can proof bread as well)
  • Keep warm

As indicators of its size and capacity, this oven can toast 6 slices of bread, bake a 13 inch pizza and roast a chicken weighing up to 5 pounds.

The controls and basket and grid of the Cosori oven

The right photo shows the three different levels where you would put the racks. (B)

First impressions

We wanted to use the oven for a few weeks to get a feel for it before I actually made the fried pickles. We used the toast, pizza and bake functions.

The oven toasted the bread evenly and in keeping with its settings for number of slices and browning. The pizza came out perfectly, though you do need to find a pizza pan that fits in the oven. And lastly, the chicken thighs I baked came out juicy and perfect. The oven is very quiet and looks nice on the counter.

All in all I think this is a great combination oven and I recommend it.

Helpful tips

  • Dry the pickles before you use them to eliminate the slippery texture and extra flavor of the pickle juice. After draining them, I let mine sit on paper towels for 30 minutes, total.
  • I use Panko breadcrumbs but you can use regular breadcrumbs if you want.
  • I use dried dill in the breadcrumbs but you can use whatever you want or omit it as well.
  • Hubby can’t take much heat/spice in his food so I only used a dash of chipotle powder. Use as much as you like. I envy you.
  • You will use a spray to apply some oil to the top of the pickles. I recommend an olive oil spray over other, popular cooking sprays.
  • You will have to air fry the pickles in batches. I did two batches for this recipe.
  • The dip I made contains 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons cocktail sauce and 1 teaspoon horseradish.
  • When you set the oven to air fry and press the Start button, it will preheat. Once at temperature, you will put in your first batch of pickles and press Start again to begin timed cooking.
  • FYI – You will flip the pickles and spray them again with olive oil. Once you put them back in the oven and press the Start button, it may preheat again, though the time of preheating will be short. As in the tip above, you will have to press Start again to begin timed cooking.

How to make air fryer pickles

Pre-step

Put a sieve in your sink and dump the pickles into it. Let them drain for at least 5 minutes.

Step one

Line a jelly roll pan with paper towels. Lay each pickle on the paper towels (A) and lay another paper towel over the pickles. Press down and blot them.

After 15 minutes, change out the paper towels and lay the pickles on them again. Cover the pickles with more paper towels and dab at them. Let rest for another 15 minutes.

Step two

Gather the breading ingredients – Panko breadcrumbs, flour, parmesan cheese, egg, milk, garlic powder, dill weed and chipotle powder. (B)

Dill pickles on paper towels and the coating ingredients

Step three

Add the breading ingredients in a shallow bowl and mix with a fork.

Step four

Crack an egg and milk into a second shallow bowl and whisk until combined. (C)

Step five

Lay a bunch of pickles in the egg and flip them to coat each side.

Eggs mixed and pickles in them

Step six

Pick up each pickle and let any extra egg drip off. Lay them in the breadcrumb mixture. (E)

Step seven

Coat each side of the pickle with the breadcrumbs and lay them on the air fryer basket. For maximum crispness, make sure they aren’t touching each other. (F)

Pickles in the breadcrumb mixture

Step eight

Dial the knob on the oven to the air fry function, adjust the time to 6 minutes and hit the Start button. The oven will preheat.

Once it beeps to let you know it has come to temperature, lightly spritz the breaded pickles with the olive oil spray.

Step nine

Slide the air fryer tray in the oven in the appropriate spot. Close the oven door and hit the Start button again.

Battered pickles in the oven

Step ten

When the oven beeps, take out the air fryer basket, turn each pickle slice and spritz again with olive oil. Place the basket back in the oven and press the Start button. Cook for 6 more minutes.

Repeat Steps five through ten for additional batches.

After all batches are finished, plate the air fryer pickles and gather your favorite dip (or see the Helpful tips above to make the dip I used).

Cosori in the photo with the crispy pickles

Look at all that crispy goodness!

Overhead view of the pickles on a plate with dip

All that is left is to dip a pickle chip and eat. Crunch, crunch.

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I hope you enjoyed this air fryer pickles recipe! It’s the perfect appetizer.

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Deep white dish with fried pickles with dip - square

Air Fryer Pickles

These air fryer pickles boast all the mouthwatering flavors and crunch of classic fried pickles without the grease or mess that comes with deep-frying. Pair with your favorite dipping sauce for the ultimate appetizer or snack! 
5 from 14 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer pickles, fried pickles, pickle appetizer
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Drying the pickles: 30 minutes
Total Time: 52 minutes
Servings: 56 pickles
Calories: 25kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces dill pickle chips
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk (I use almond milk)

Breading mixture

  • 2/3 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/8 cup parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill (dried)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • dash chipotle powder

Instructions

  • Place sieve in the sink and dump the pickles in and let drain for 5 minutes.
    16 ounces dill pickle chips
  • Lay paper towels in the jelly roll pan. Lay each pickle on top of the paper towels. Lay a few sheets of paper towels on the pickles and blot.
  • Let sit for 15 minutes. Change out the paper towels and lay the pickles on them. Lay more paper towels on top and blot again. Let set for another 15 minutes.
  • Crack an egg in a shallow bowl, add the milk and whisk until combined.
    1 egg, 2 tablespoons milk
  • Add the breading mixture to another shallow bowl and mix the ingredients together with a fork.
    2/3 cup Panko breadcrumbs, 1/3 cup flour, 1/8 cup parmesan cheese, 1/4 teaspoon dill, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper, dash chipotle powder
  • Transfer pickles to the egg and flip so both sides are covered. Pick the pickles up and let some of the egg drip off.
  • Add the pickles to the breading mixture and coat both sides. Place on the air fryer basket in a single layer, making sure the pickles aren't touching.
  • Set the temperature to 375 F and set the timer to 12 minutes. Once it comes to temperature, spritz the top of the pickles with olive oil spray and add the basket.
  • After 6 minutes, pull the basket out. Flip the pickles and spray again with olive oil. Return them to the oven to continue cooking.
  • Once the timer beeps, remove the pickles.
  • Repeat this process for each batch you cook.
  • Plate the pickles with your favorite dip.
  • Eat
  • Enjoy
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Notes

Helpful tips
  • Dry the pickles before you use them to eliminate the slippery texture and extra flavor of the pickle juice. After draining them, I let them sit on paper towels for 30 minutes, total. That way you can get them as dry as you can.
  • I use Panko bread crumbs but you can use regular crumbs if you want.
  • I use dried dill in the breadcrumbs but you can use whatever you want or omit it as well.
  • Hubby can’t take much heat/spice in his food so I only used a dash of chipotle powder. Use as much as you like. I envy you.
  • I don’t add salt to the breadcrumb flour mixture since pickles are already salty. You can add pepper though.
  • You will use a spray to apply some oil to the top of the pickles. I recommend an olive oil cooking spray over other, popular cooking sprays.
  • You will have to air fry the pickles in batches. I did two batches for this recipe.
  • The dip I made contains 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons cocktail sauce and 1 teaspoon horseradish. Whisk them together for a delicious tasting dip!
  • Use your favorite dipping sauce if you don’t want to make your own. My nephew loves to dip the pickles in ranch dressing.
  •  

Nutrition

Serving: 10pickles | Calories: 25kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg
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30 Comments

    1. Thanks Emily! They are my favorite app to buy out of the house and now hubby has asked for them twice since I made these for the blog! ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. These air fryer pickles look sooo appetizing! I love that this is not only delicious but also crunchy! My family will love this. And I’m definitely going to check out Cosori Air Fryer Toaster Oven.C

    1. Thanks Dennis! I love how crunchy air fried foods get. I love this oven because it does more than just air fry! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I have a love/hate relationship with fried pickles. Usually they are too squishy, and I don’t care for that. Yours looks crisp and perfect, I have to try them!

  3. Okay, so I need to get me an air fryer because these look SO good! Pinned to make later ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Oh hello crispy little bites of deliciousness! These are on the menu for movie night for a delicious snack!

  5. Wow what a fun appetizer idea! Love the spices on these pickles too! I’ve never cooked pickles and am def motivated to now! Thanks for sharing :).

  6. This recipe is definitely getting saved for later! When I was pregnant, all I wanted was fried pickles and this recipe makes it so much healthier and cheaper than eating out! Now I can fuel my addiction in the privacy of my own kitchen!