Leftover fried food got you down? I'll show you how to reheat fried pickles in an air fryer so they are as crispy as the day they were made!
Microwaving Fried Food Is No Good
Have you ever had some leftover French fries, fried chicken, or any other crispy fried food that you just can't bear to throw in the trash?
I hate wasting food, too, and learning how to properly reheat fried foods was a game changer. Sure, the microwave is super convenient, but you'll end up with soggy breading that is a far cry from the crunchy goodness the dish used to be.
So, when it comes to reheating fried foods... step away from the microwave.
Air Fryer Breathes Life Back Into Fried Foods
Air fryers are almost as convenient as microwaves and are amazing tools for reheating fried foods so that they are hot and crispy and.. something you actually want to eat.
Learn how to reheat fried pickles in an air fryer and you not only will be wasting food, but you'll have a tasty appetizer waiting for you enjoy in just a few minutes. No more wasted fried food leftovers!
What Kind of Air Fryer Do You Need?
Whichever one is sitting in your kitchen, honestly. You don't need any fancy bells and whistles to reheat fried pickles in an air fryer.
The air fryer that I use is a little baby 3 quart thing that I found at Target on sale. There are many sizes available. Depending on what you want to use your fryer for and how much counter space you have, a larger or smaller model might suit your needs better.
You can also use a toaster/convection oven with air fry capabilities to use this technique for reheating your fried pickles. The concept is the same - superheated air circulating around the food, and this rapid circulation of hot air creates the lovely crispiness that we're after.
Do You Need To Add Oil To Reheat Fried Pickles?
If you are reheating pickles that were oven-fried or air-fried to begin with, spritz the pickles with a bit of cooking spray before reheating.
If your fried pickles were fried in oil to begin with, then no, you won't need to add anything else to them before adding them to the air fryer.
Do I Turn The Pickles Halfway Through?
You can, for sure, though it's just as effective to pull out the fryer basket - careful, the edges are hot - and give it a good shake to flop the pickles over and rearrange them a bit. Make sure you shake them until they are in a single layer so that the air flow reaches to all sides of the pickles.
Will This Method Work For Frozen Fried Pickles?
Yes! Whether you made your own fried pickles from scratch or crisped up a pre-frozen variety, you can use this air fryer method for reheating them back to their crispy, crunchy origins.
What Can I Serve These With?
You likely already have your dipping sauces all lined up if you're reheating fried pickles in an air fryer, but in case you need an idea, try this delicious Cajun Dipping Sauce a try!Print
Reheat Fried Pickles In Air Fryer
- Total Time: 11 minutes
- Yield: Varies
A simple method for using an air fryer to reheat fried pickles so that they regain their crispy crunch!
- Leftover fried pickles, any amount
- Cooking spray, if needed
- Set empty air fryer to 350F and let it run for a few minutes to heat up. It's okay if it doesn't fully preheat before adding pickles.
- Add a single layer of pickles to fry basket. If your pickles were deep fried in oil, you don't need to add anything extra. If your pickles were oven-fried or air-fried to begin with, spritz the tops with cooking spray.
- Close basket and air fry for 3 minutes. Shake basket and continue air frying, shaking after every 2-3 minutes, or until crispy. The pickle chips are thin so it won't take long - watch closely to make sure they don't burn!
- Prep Time: 2 mins
- Cook Time: 9 mins
- Category: Startersq
- Method: Air Fryer
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