Low Carb, Keto Fried Pickles with Chili Ranch Dipping Sauce

Low Carb, Keto Fried Pickles with Chili Ranch Dipping Sauce

These low carb, keto fried pickles are a healthier, gluten free, grain free alternative to traditional fried appetizers. Dip them in my two-ingredient chili ranch dipping sauce for an indulgent low carb treat.

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Low Carb, Keto Fried Pickles with Chili Ranch Dipping Sauce

There are lots of keto fried pickle recipes on the internet, so why’d I make another one? Because I don’t like any of the others!

Confession: I don’t like most of the keto recipes out there, especially if they involve fake bread (keto tortillas, pie crusts, cookies, cakes, etc.) or imitation sweets. Most of them I have tried are gritty, flavorless or both. Meh – give me steak and salad or chicken thighs and steamed veggies, and I’m good.

That being said, I have been experimenting with some of the super popular low carb breads, breadings, tortillas, pizza crusts and desserts, and I have come up with a few of my own that I do like. Check out my yummy, not-soggy chaffle recipe if you haven’t yet.

Even though these keto fried pickles are low carb, grain free and gluten free, I think it’d still be a stretch to call them healthy. They’re more “a healthier alternative” to traditional deep fried appetizers. Many low carb diet experts recommend limiting dairy and nuts for weight loss, and this deep fried pickles recipe uses both. They are great for a sporadic treat though.

Low Carb, Keto Fried Pickles with Chili Ranch Dipping Sauce

Please note: The nutrition facts do not include the frying oil. To calculate the macros for the oil you use, please record how much you start with and subtract how much you end with (after it cools). This will give you the amount left in your food that you need to plug into My Fitness Pal or Carb Manager, and then you can divide by the number of servings. The amount of oil soaked up by your fried pickles may vary significantly from mine depending on what kind you use, the exact temperature of the oil and how long you cook yours.

The kids really liked these. (The ones who like pickles anyway.) I serve them with a mixture of sweet chili sauce and ranch dressing.

Low Carb, Keto Fried Pickles with Chili Ranch Dipping Sauce

Low Carb, Keto Fried Pickles with Chili Ranch Dipping Sauce

Kristi Barnes
These low carb, keto fried pickles are a healthier, gluten free, grain free alternative to traditional fried appetizers. Dip them in my two-ingredient chili ranch dipping sauce for an indulgent low carb treat.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings (6 pickles slices each)
Calories 160 kcal

Equipment

  • Deep fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 36 dill pickle slices
  • 1 large egg
  • oil for frying (see notes regarding nutrition facts)
  • 1/4 c. whey protein isolate
  • 1/2 c. grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground white pepper
  • 2 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • Optional: ranch dressing and sweet chili sauce for serving

Instructions
 

  • Drain the dill pickle slices and dry very well with paper towels.
  • Whisk the egg until mixed well.
  • Heat cooking oil in a deep fryer to 375°F. Follow your deep fryer manual for the minumum amount of oil required and usage instructions.
  • While the oil is warming up, whisk remaining ingredients in a separate bowl.
  • You will need to fry in batches. Depending on the size of your deep fryer, dip 5-10 pickles in the egg and shake until dripping stops. Coat with the breading mixture and drop into the oil, careful not to splatter or touch the other pickles.
  • Fry for approximately 45 seconds, turning halfway through until each side is golden brown. Drain on a paper towel. Continue frying the pickles in batches until finished.
  • Service with 1/2 tsp. sweet chili sauce (or more to taste) per 2 Tbsp. ranch dressing. (Sauce not included in nutrition facts. For clean keto, make your own from scratch.)

Notes

A Note on Nutrition Facts
Please note: The nutrition facts do not include the frying oil. To calculate the macros for the oil you use, please record how much you start with and subtract how much you end with (after it cools). This will give you the amount left in your food that you need to plug into My Fitness Pal or Carb Manager, and then you can divide by the number of servings. The amount of oil soaked up by your fried pickles may vary significantly from mine depending on what kind you use, the exact temperature of the oil and how long you cook yours.
I am not a nutritional expert or medical professional. Nutritional information for my recipes are provided as a courtesy and are only an approximation. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of any nutritional information provided for any recipe on this site. Erythritol and monk fruit carbs are not included in the nutritional information as they have been shown to have a low impact on blood sugar. Those with Diabetes or other health-related issues may need to calculate net carbs differently. If you need help managing or calculating carbs, ask your doctor or dietician for guidance. Net carbs provided are the total carbs less fiber and sugar alcohols. For the most accurate nutritional information, please calculate with your own specific ingredients using a program like Carb Manager or My Fitness Pal.

Nutrition

Serving: 6picklesCalories: 160kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 18gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 779mgPotassium: 156mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 322IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 296mgIron: 1mg
Keyword deep fried pickles, keto appetizer, keto deep fried snack, keto finger food, keto fried pickles
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Low Carb, Keto Fried Pickles with Chili Ranch Dipping Sauce

A Note on Nutrition Facts

Please note: The nutrition facts do not include the frying oil. To calculate the macros for the oil you use, please record how much you start with and subtract how much you end with (after it cools). This will give you the amount left in your food that you need to plug into My Fitness Pal or Carb Manager, and then you can divide by the number of servings. The amount of oil soaked up by your fried pickles may vary significantly from mine depending on what kind you use, the exact temperature of the oil and how long you cook yours.

I am not a nutritional expert or medical professional. Nutritional information for my recipes are provided as a courtesy and are only an approximation. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of any nutritional information provided for any recipe on this site. Erythritol and monk fruit carbs are not included in the nutritional information as they have been shown to have a low impact on blood sugar. Those with Diabetes or other health-related issues may need to calculate net carbs differently. If you need help managing or calculating carbs, ask your doctor or dietician for guidance. Net carbs provided are the total carbs less fiber and sugar alcohols. For the most accurate nutritional information, please calculate with your own specific ingredients using a program like Carb Manager or My Fitness Pal.

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1 Comment
  • lily
    Posted at 18:04h, 17 April Reply

    5 stars
    absolutely love these.

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