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Recipes Vegetarian
Air Fryer Crumbed Gherkins


Curried Mayonaise:

  • 250 ml (1 cup) mayonnaise
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) Pakco Mild & Spicy Curry Powder

Crumbed Gherkins:

  • 780 g Rhodes Quality Sweet & Sour Whole Gherkins, drained
  • 125 ml (½ cup) cake flour
  • 2.5 ml (½ tsp) Hinds Paprika
  • 2.5 ml (½ tsp) Hinds Cayenne pepper
  • salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 125 ml (½ cup) buttermilk 
  • 1 egg
  • 250 ml (1 cup) panko bread crumbs
  • 30 ml (2 Tbsp) olive oil


  1. To make the curried mayonnaise whisk together the mayonnaise and the Pakco Traditional Masala Curry Powder.
  2. Season to taste and set aside.
  3. To make the crumbed gherkins, slice the drained Rhodes Quality Sweet & Sour Whole Gherkins lengthways and place onto a clean tea towel.
  4. Pat dry using paper towel.
    Place the gherkin slices onto a cake drying rack and leave to stand for 15 minutes. 
  5. Pat dry again with paper towels.
  6. In a medium bowl combine the flour, Hinds Paprika, Hinds Cayenne pepper and seasoning.
  7. In a second medium bowl mix together the buttermilk and the egg.
  8. Take 65 ml (¼ cup) of the flour mixture and whisk into the buttermilk. 
    In the third bowl place the breadcrumbs.
  9. Dredge the gherkins in the flour mixture, the the buttermilk mixture and then evenly coat them in the breadcrumbs shaking off any excess.
  10. Heat the air fryer to 200°
    Place the gherkins in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
    Cook for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown and crispy, about 8-10 minutes. 
  11. Repeat with remaining gherkins.
  12. Serve hot with the curried mayonnaise.


Serves 4 as a snack

Cooking Times

Prep Time: 20 minutes plus drying time Cooking Time: 10 minutes

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