An Ultimate Guide: 5 Best Air Fryer Recipes
One of the selling points of an air fryer is being able to snack on food that would otherwise be considered unhealthy without the guilt or extra calories. We are talking chicken nuggets, fries, and just about any other food item you can deep fry.
Is that all this gadget has to offer? A quick and healthier solution to snacks? Well, not really because they are now your go-to for family meals as well. When you want the texture and taste of crispy fried meals without the extra baggage, you can turn to an air fryer.
You can make so many meals using this kitchen gadget, including but not limited to;
- Chicken Tenders
- Egg rolls
- Bacon-wrapped avocado
- Cheesy Beef Empanadas
- Homemade Cannoli
- Twice baked potatoes
- Spicy Chicken Taquitos
- Pizza and donuts
We get into detail – mini recipes – on some of the meals you can make using it, including some snack options.
Chick Peas and Pumpkin Seeds
These two are healthy snacks that kids won’t necessarily pick, but they become a favorite when made right. To make pumpkin seeds in the air fryer, season them first with Worcestershire sauce, salt, and any other seasoning that feels right for you, add a teaspoon of olive oil, and then pop them in the fryer. They will be crispy and just perfect in only ten minutes. Chickpeas just need some oil and salt too to bring them to a crisp bake.
Essentially, you can make any part of chicken using this method, but we like wings best. Part them dry before seasoning with salt and pepper. Spray some nonstick cooking spray in the fryer then set it to 380° for 12 minutes. Flip the wings them adjust the heat to 400° for five minutes to get that crunch.
Most parents struggle making their kids eat veggies, but not these cauliflower tots. Steam them pulse them in the food processor so they turn into rice-like grains then drain out all the water. Add salt and pepper to cheddar, chives, and parmesan if you like then combine them all before air-frying them for 20 minutes at 375°.
With rosemary, panko bread crumbs, pepper, salt, cloves, and two tablespoons of olive oil, you can make a tasty meal of out a pound of Brussels sprouts. After frying the Brussel sprouts in for about 8 minutes to make them crispy, sprinkle the crumbs, oil, and rosemary into the fryer to finish the process. Just another 5 minutes and your meal will be ready.
In only 50 minutes, you can make a delicious chicken parmesan. You will need Parmesan, eggs, all-purpose flour, bread crumbs, oregano, red pepper flakes, and garlic powder. Once you have coated the chicken with flour then dipped in beaten eggs then the rest of the dry ingredients, cook them in your air fryer for 5 minutes a side at 400°.
Such a Versatile Kitchen Gadget
There is so much you cab do with an air fryer. Matter of fact, some people use it every day since it reduces the time it takes to make delicious meals and is much healthier.