Remove the pickle rounds from the jar and drain the liquid. Place the pickle rounds between paper towels. Pat to remove moisture.
In a small bowl, scramble the egg. (add maple syrup here if you choose)
In a second small bowl, place the panko bread crumbs.
Gently dip the pickles in egg mixture. Dip into bread crumbs and coat both sides.
Place pickle chips into a single layer into your air fryer. Fry at 400 degrees F for 8 minutes. Turn pickles after 4 minutes. (Do not shake the basket, manually flip each pickle)
Pat the pickles dry. You want to make sure before you dip them in the egg and bread crumbs.
Like it spicy? Add some hot sauce to the egg mixture.
Make these faster. You can use whole pickles, or use pickles already cut into rounds or spears.
Run out of egg and pankos in your bowl? Just add more. No biggie. This recipe is MEGA easy, just add more if you need it.
Use panko bread crumbs. Panko gives them extra crunch than regular bread crumbs. I used a gluten-free panko bread crumb mixture to meet my dietary restrictions. I specifically used an Ian's Italian Seasoned one and it was delicious. Use whatever panko bread crumbs fit your needs and your taste.
Keep an eye on your air fryer. Different brands can cook differently.