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Keto Airfried Za'atar Pickles with Bloody Mary Sauce

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These keto airfried pickles are so crunchy, cheesy, seriously addictive and low carb! They are breaded with a keto coating seasoned with za'atar--a Middle Eastern spice blend, and airfried to perfection in just 20 minutes. If you don't have an airfryer (you should get one), then fry them in ghee (or oil if you prefer) until golden brown and crispy. They are the tastiest party snack or appetizer served with a Bloody Mary sauce or a spicy ranch dressing. Like any fried food, these pickles taste best right after they’ve been fried. If you happen to have leftovers, simply store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator and reheat them in the airfryer or oven at 180C/350F for 5 minutes.

Bloody Mary SauceKeto Fried Za'atar Pickles
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Shallot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tbsp Capers in brine, drained
  • 80 ml Vodka
  • 1 tsp Celery salt
  • 400 g Can cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Tabasco
  • 100 g Blanched almonds, finely ground
  • 4 tbsp Parmigiano-Reggiano, finely grated
  • 2 tbsp Za'atar (a Middle Eastern spice blend)
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 2 tbsp Sour cream (or mayonnaise / Greek yoghurt)
  • 400 g Sugar free pickled gherkins, drained and patted dry
  • 80 g Parmigiano-Reggiano, finely grated, to serve
  1. For the sauce, heat the olive oil in a frypan over medium-high heat. Add chopped shallot and capers, and cook for 1-2 minutes until shallot has softened.
  2. Add vodka and simmer for 3 minutes or until reduced by two thirds. Add celery salt, tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes or until slightly reduced. Transfer to a small food processor and whiz until smooth.
  3. In a soup bowl, combine finely ground almonds, Parmesan cheese and 1 tablespoon of za'atar. Mix until combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, sour cream and the remaining tablespoon of za'atar.
  4. Drain the pat dry the pickles. Dip the pickles in the egg mixture, followed by the nut mixture. Repeat the process until all the pickles are battered.
  5. Lightly grease your air fryer basket and air fry at 200C/400F for 12 minutes, flipping halfway through. If you don't have an air fryer, then fry them in hot ghee (or oil if you prefer), for 3-4 minutes until golden and crisp.
  6. Serve fried pickles hot, sprinkled with finely grated Parmesan, and with the Bloody Mary sauce on the side.

© 2023 |

© 2023 |

© 2023 |


roentare 12/6/23 23:25

This looks such a great snack while watching tv shows

Cooking Julia 12/6/23 23:39

This is an original dish with flavors I'm not used to, but I would love trying it!

Tom 13/6/23 00:13

...this should be tangy!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 13/6/23 00:27

Great flavors we love zatar I use it all the time this is a gerat idea !

Brian's Home Blog 13/6/23 01:02

That looks really good and I love that sauce idea!

My name is Erika. 13/6/23 02:27

I bet these are just delicious Angie. I never thought about doing anything to a pickle until I had a fried one a couple of years ago. Hope your new week has started off well. hugs-Erika

J.P. Alexander 13/6/23 03:40

Gracias por la receta te mando un beso.

Citu 13/6/23 03:41

Gracias por la receta te mando un beso.

Margaret D 13/6/23 07:33

Looks very nice and the sauce, I bet that is delicious.

Lola Martínez 13/6/23 07:33

Cuando he visto la receta me han parecido croquetas, pero son más originales aún, pepinillos rebozados! Tanto el empanado como la salsa no los conocía, muy ricos deben estar.

DEZMOND 13/6/23 10:17

I did try before to bread me some pickles and also pickled peppers, and did not like it much, but I do need to buy me an airfryer even though I do not fry often.

eileeninmd 13/6/23 11:04

Looks like a delicious snack! Thanks for sharing. Take care, enjoy your day!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 13/6/23 16:54

What a fun appetizer!! I love the crispy coating, Angie!!!

DeniseinVA 13/6/23 19:49

Oh yum, another great one, thank you Angie :)

David 13/6/23 20:03

Angie, We just returned from a road trip so I'm trying to catch up... My better half loves pickles, especially fried. With that Bloody Mary dipping sauce she'd be really happy. I'd like them a side with my steak! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Rainbow Evening 14/6/23 00:27

new for me...
look tasty and healthy dish ...

speedy70 14/6/23 13:16

Molto sfizioso, grazie!!!

Anonymous 14/6/23 14:34

Judee from Gluten Free A-Z Blog. I'm drooling just looking at your photos!

Maria Grazia Ferrarazzo Maineri 14/6/23 15:32

Such a delicious snack for a tasty Happy Hour!

Anna 14/6/23 17:54

I'm going to do this exact thing with pickle slices! Thank you!!

Pam 14/6/23 18:50

I am fairly certain I would eat way too many of those little beauties. Yum!

Bill 14/6/23 19:58

Looks good and tasty.

[Reply] 15/6/23 16:20

Very sophisticated fried pickles, they sound amazing, especially with the Bloody Mary dipping sauce!

Raymund 16/6/23 01:49

I love this, what more can you ask for, its crunchy, cheesy, and low carb, making them a guilt-free snack option.


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