What All Can You Cook In An Air Fryer?
- 1 What All Can You Cook In An Air Fryer?
- 1.1 Why use an air fryer?
- 1.2 What’s so good about air frying?
- 1.3 What all can you cook in an air fryer?
- 220.127.116.11 1) French fries:
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- 22.214.171.124 9) Cheesy nachos:
- 126.96.36.199 10) Fish:
- 188.8.131.52 11) Pork chops:
- 184.108.40.206 12) Tofu:
- 220.127.116.11 13) Chicken nuggets:
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- 188.8.131.52 17) Spicy tiger prawns:
- 184.108.40.206 18) Chicken drumsticks:
- 220.127.116.11 19) Sausages:
- 18.104.22.168 20) Chicken wings:
- 22.214.171.124 21) Cutlets:
- 126.96.36.199 22) Bagel bites:
- 188.8.131.52 23) Fried rice:
- 184.108.40.206 24) Chilly garlic noodles:
- 220.127.116.11 25) Zucchini fries:
- 18.104.22.168 26) Sausage rolls:
- 22.214.171.124 27) Sausage & cheese sandwich:
- 126.96.36.199 28) Tandoori chicken legs:
- 188.8.131.52 29) Vegetable spring rolls:
- 184.108.40.206 30) Chicken tikka patties:
- 220.127.116.11 31) Tofu bites:
- 18.104.22.168 32) Beef burgers:
- 22.214.171.124 33) Pork chops:
- 126.96.36.199 34) Corn fritters:
- 188.8.131.52 35) Tempura prawns:
- 184.108.40.206 36) Potato patties:
- 220.127.116.11 37) Fried vegetables:
- 18.104.22.168 38) Steak:
- 22.214.171.124 39) Hash browns:
- 126.96.36.199 40) Doughnuts:
- 188.8.131.52 41) Cakes:
- 184.108.40.206 42) Apple pie:
- 220.127.116.11 43) Grilled sandwiches:
- 18.104.22.168 44) Grilled chicken:
- 22.214.171.124 45) Biscuits and Gravies:
- 126.96.36.199 46) Popcorn:
- 188.8.131.52 47) Battered fish:
- 184.108.40.206 48) Batter-dipped chicken tenders:
- 220.127.116.11 49) Cheese sticks:
- 18.104.22.168 50) Hot dogs:
- 1.4 Conclusion:
The air fryer is the latest appliance to hit the market, promising healthier cooking with less oil. So, what all can you cook in an air fryer? Anything that you would be able to grill or bake! This includes bread, pizzas, vegetables, and meat. Air frying also helps create crispier textures than baking without any added fat – perfect for your favorite fried foods like onion rings or french fries. So with this handy kitchen tool available on Amazon for under $150 (just about anyone can afford it!), what are you waiting for? Give it a try today!
An air fryer is a kitchen appliance that cooks food by using hot air, such as Emeril Air Fryer. It is different from a deep fryer because it does not use oil for cooking the food but instead uses convection currents of heated air. As a result, air frying results in less oil being absorbed into the food and also produces healthier foods with lower calories. In this blog post, we will be going over all the types of things you can cook in an air fryer, as well as some tips for cooking with one!
Why use an air fryer?
An air fryer uses hot air circulated by a fan to create pressure cooking technology at home. It cooks food quickly and preserves vitamins well while making food crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The air fryers are available today use less grease, oil, or liquid during cooking to make food healthier without sacrificing flavor! This makes them suitable for people who want to enjoy tasty air fryer recipes but don’t want to feel weighed down by fat.
What’s so good about air frying?
An air fryer uses air to fry your food which means that the air bubbles around the food are what cooks it. Because air is used instead of oil, air-fried foods are much healthier for you. Furthermore, air frying requires less fat than traditional frying resulting in even healthier food!
Some air fryers can also bake and grill, which makes them all-in-one cooking machines. For example, an air fryer can be used in place of a microwave oven too! The best thing about air frying is that because there’s no oil or grease involved in this process, the taste of the food becomes even better whilst retaining most, if not all, its nutritive value! Let’s take a look at some recipes for an air fryer before looking at air fryers themselves.
What all can you cook in an air fryer?
An air fryer is a kitchen appliance that air fries, air bakes, and air fry food. It works with a powerful airflow that circulates hot air around the food to cook it quickly without adding unhealthy fats or oils. So it can be used to cook many different types of foods that you would usually deep-fry, roast, grill, or oven bake.
The air fryer cooks using super heated air circulating all around your prepared food to create crispy exterior textures and mouth-watering flavors. The temperature inside the air fryer is between 176°C (350°F) and 200°C (390°F). This means you don’t need to use any oil to get these delicious results! Anything that can be cooked in the air fryer, air fryers also have some other advantages.
- Air frying provides crispy, crunchy food without having to use too much oil or fat.
- Food is fried faster than other processes like microwaving and boiling.
- Air frying saves time as there is less cooking pre-heating required.
- Air fryers use up very little power, which makes them energy efficient. With electricity prices on the rise, air fryers are a great investment for any household.
- It can easily accommodate large family portions because of its wide basket size.
- Although air fryers take up more counter space than microwaves, air fryers are worth the investment.
- The air fryer can even be used to roast, grill, and bake food without oil.
- It is easy enough for kids to use air fryers to make their own snacks.
Here’s a list of air fried dishes you can cook in an air fryer:
1) French fries:
Soak potatoes in water for 30 minutes before frying them. Fry the potatoes thoroughly after soaking, then cut them into thin slices (length-wise). Mix all ingredients (oil/butter, salt, pepper, herbs like rosemary, etc.) together and coat the potatoes with it. If required, shake off excess before placing them in the air fryer basket, which should be greased with vegetable oil spray. Air fry at 200°C for 10-15 minutes and then air fry at 180°C for five more minutes or until they turn crisp and golden brown.
2) Tater tots:
Prepare the tater tots by frying them in oil till crispy and slightly browned. Drain on a paper towel, air fry the tots tossed in oil at 180°C for about 15 minutes or till crisp. You can air fry salt & pepper flavored tots along with other spices like garlic powder etc.
3) Fried chicken:
Marinate chicken pieces with buttermilk, hot sauce, ginger garlic paste, taco seasoning, and salt before frying them in oil over medium-high heat. Dip each piece of chicken in flour before air frying. Air fry the chicken pieces at 180°C for 20 minutes or until they turn golden brown and crispy.
It can be fried air right from fresh or frozen. Air fry for 8-10 minutes in the preheated air fryer with custom settings on according to the pizza brand you use, making sure to spray vegetable oil before air frying so that it doesn’t stick.
5) Egg rolls and spring rolls:
Prepare and deep fry them as per traditional methods and then air fry them at 200°C for 5-7 minutes tossed in oil till they turn crisp and golden brown.
6) Quesadilla wedges:
Cut large tortillas into 4 equal parts (wedges). Spray oil on the air fryer basket and place a tortilla wedge in it. Spray oil on the top surface of the tortilla, close the air fryer basket, and air fry at 180°C for 10 minutes or until crispy.
7) French toast:
Mix milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla essence, and cinnamon powder in a bowl to make the egg-milk mixture. Dip bread slices in this mixture before air frying them in an air fryer basket greased with vegetable oil spray for about 5 minutes, tossing halfway through till crisp.
Place springform pans on a baking sheet pan that can be easily fitted into air fryer basket. Air fry cheesecakes at 200°C for 8-10 minutes after spraying oil lightly on the air fryer basket or pan.
9) Cheesy nachos:
Air fryer corn chips covered with ‘nacho cheese’ sauce for 5 minutes at 50% power first, then air fry them at 300°C for 10 minutes till they turn crispy and light brown.
Coat fish pieces generously with cornmeal or breadcrumbs (seasoned with spices like rosemary, thyme, etc.) before air frying at 180°C for 10-15 minutes until they turn crisp and golden brown.
11) Pork chops:
Season pork chops with salt and pepper and air-fried them after dipping in breadcrumbs (seasoned if required). Air fry at 400°F for 12-15 minutes or air fry at 180°C for 20-25 minutes or air fry at 160°C in a preheated air fryer and then increase the temperature to 200°C and air fry for another 10 minutes.
Drain the tofu before pat frying it with paper towels. Cut into thick slices, and air fry each slice of tofu on baking sheets lined with paper towels for 15-20 minutes so that excess moisture evaporates from them before air frying them at 400°F for 8-10 minutes until they turn golden brown.
13) Chicken nuggets:
Preparing these in the air fryer is easy. Just follow your favorite recipe! Dip air fried air fryer chicken fingers in a batter made of flour and water or beer and air fry them at 320°C for 4-5 minutes or air fry at 160°C first and increase the temperature to 180°C for next 8-10 minutes till they turn crispy and golden brown.
14) Onion rings:
Prepare onion rings after air-frying them on paper towels for 15-20 minutes. Dip each air-fried onion ring in a batter of flour and water or beer before air frying at 400°F for 4 minutes until they turn crispy and golden brown.
15) Ham sandwiches:
This can be prepared following your favorite recipe but remember to start with air-fried ham slices.
Prepare meatballs by air frying at 400°F after coating with breadcrumbs seasoned with spices like salt, pepper, oregano, basil, etc., for 10-12 minutes or air fry at 160°C first and increase the temperature to 180°C for next 10 minutes.
17) Spicy tiger prawns:
First air fry them at 320°C for 2-3 minutes before turning the air fryer off. Let the air fries cool down to room temperature before using them as snacks or appetizers.
18) Chicken drumsticks:
Follow your favorite recipe for air-fried chicken drumsticks, just remember that it’s best to start with raw drumsticks when using an air fryer!
Preferably choose sausage brands whose instructions mention the cooking time in the air fryer (some sausages can be air fried just a few minutes before they turn black) or air fry at 180°C for 20-25 minutes if the instructions don’t mention air frying.
20) Chicken wings:
Frying these in the air fryer requires flour batter. Mix flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper together in a bowl to make batter before air frying them at 200°C for 30 minutes till they turn crispy and light brown.
Prepare cutlets by air frying them on paper towels for 15-20 minutes. Dip each air-fried cutlet in a batter of flour and water or beer before air frying at 400°F for 4 minutes until they turn crispy and golden brown.
22) Bagel bites:
Prepare air fryer bagel bites by air frying them on paper towels for 15-20 minutes. Then, dip the air-fried bagel bites in a batter made of flour, water, or beer before air frying at 400°F until they turn crispy and golden brown.
23) Fried rice:
Spray some oil on preheated air fryer basket before adding fried rice to air fry it at 320°C for 10 minutes until the boiled rice grains are turned soft but not mushy.
24) Chilly garlic noodles:
Air fry these at 300°C for 5 minutes after boiling them for 3-4 minutes. Just make sure the ‘chilly garlic’ seasoning doesn’t burn!
25) Zucchini fries:
Cut zucchini into thick slices, air fry them for 15-20 minutes, dip each air fried zucchini slice in a batter of flour and water or beer before air frying at 400°F for 4 minutes until they turn crispy and golden brown.
26) Sausage rolls:
Prepare sausage rolls by air frying the sausages on paper towels for 15-20 minutes. Spray some oil on preheated air fryer basket before placing air-fried sausages followed by air-fried potatoes (optional). Spray oil over the top surface of air-fried sausage rolls and air fry at 320°C for 10-15 minutes until they turn crispy.
27) Sausage & cheese sandwich:
Prepare these according to your favorite recipe but remember to start with air-fried sausages.
28) Tandoori chicken legs:
First air fry them at 320°C for 2-3 minutes before turning the air fryer off. Let them cool down to room temperature before using them as snacks or appetizers.
29) Vegetable spring rolls:
Air fry these on a kitchen towel for 5 minutes before dipping in flour and water or beer batter. Air fry these at 300°C for 10-12 minutes or air fry at 160°C first and increase the temperature to 180°C for the next 10 minutes.
30) Chicken tikka patties:
Prepare chicken tikka by air frying at 400°F after coating it with spices like salt, pepper, garlic powder, etc., for 10-12 minutes or air fry at 160°C first and increase the temperature to 180°C for next 10 minutes.
31) Tofu bites:
First air fry tofu slices at 320° C for 5-7 minutes before air frying them at 400°F for another 8 minutes.
32) Beef burgers:
This can be prepared according to your favorite recipe but remember to start with air-fried beef patties. Remember that air fryer makes yummy burgers!
33) Pork chops:
Prepare pork chops by air frying them on paper towels after coating with spices like salt, pepper, garlic powder, etc., for 10-12 minutes or air fry at 160°C first and increase the temperature to 180°C for the next 10 minutes.
34) Corn fritters:
Prepare air fryer corn fritters by air frying them on paper towels for 5 minutes before dipping in flour and water or beer batter. After air frying, air fry the air-fried corn fritters at 320°C for 4-5 minutes till they turn crispy and golden brown.
35) Tempura prawns:
Mix flour with air fryer water or air fryer beer, dip air-fried air fryer prawns in the air-fried cooking mixture before placing them in preheated air fryer basket. Air fry these air-fried shrimp at 320°C for 8-12 minutes or until they turn crispy and golden brown.
36) Potato patties:
First, air fry potato patties on a kitchen towel for 15-20 minutes before dipping them in a batter made of flour and water or beer. Air fry these air-fried patties at 320°C for 8-10 minutes or air fry at 160°C first and increase temperature to 180°C for next 8-10 minutes till they turn crispy and golden brown.
37) Fried vegetables:
Air fried vegetables on paper towels for 15-20 minutes before placing them in preheated air fryer basket. Air-fry vegetables at 300°C for 10 minutes or air fry first, then use 50% power level in the beginning and increase gradually up to 100%.
You can air fry pepper steak in air fryers. Start by marinating the beefsteak in red wine, Worchestershire sauce, minced garlic cloves, dry mustard powder, and salt, and place it in a Ziploc bag. After that, air fry it for 12 minutes at 260 degrees Fahrenheit or 122 degrees Celsius. Serve with mashed potatoes and green vegetables of your choice.
39) Hash browns:
You can air fry hash browns in air fryers which are a delicious breakfast or brunch side dish. Prepare shredded potatoes, add seasonings, and air fry in the air fryer until crispy and golden brown. If you want to eat healthily, then enjoy this air-fried hash brown minus the deep-frying oil added according to your taste buds for extra crunchiness/crispiness.
Yes, doughnuts too! Air fryers are perfect for doughnut production since it doesn’t need that much fat or oil like deep frying does so you can make doughnuts without guilt by simply adding air-fried doughnuts in air fryers. You can air fry Greek loukoumades or air-fried mini doughnuts, which are easy to cook and perfect for parties, celebrations, picnics, or any special occasion.
You can air fry cheesecakes as well! It is a healthier option compared to baking it in an oven since cakes cooked from air frying use less oil/fat/butter compared to baking using an oven. All you need is a springform pan and a few ingredients such as cream cheese, sugar, eggs, flour, and your favorite fruit topping of choice – strawberries or blueberries – for that extra fruity touch plus make sure to dust some powdered sugar serving your cake with whipped cream or air fried mascarpone cream flavored with natural lemon extract.
42) Apple pie:
You can air fry apple pies in air fryers! All you need is to prepare the dough for air frying apple pie crusts followed by apples peeled, cored, and sliced thin so that they are about 1-2 inches thick. After arranging the air-fried apples on the dough for air frying apple pies, add sugar or sweetener along with clove powder and lemon juice for extra flavor plus crust mixture seasoned with cinnamon powder and salt. Then air fry apple pies in air fryers until golden brown to enjoy crispy air fried apple pie without the guilt.
43) Grilled sandwiches:
You can enjoy air-fried grilled sandwiches without the guilt by simply adding bread slices (preferably whole grain) into air fryer baskets followed by grilling them with butter or margarine. After air frying them for around 5 minutes, you will get crispy/crunchy air-fried grilled sandwiches that taste like oven-baked ones minus the extra calories due to low-fat air fryers.
44) Grilled chicken:
Yes, air fryers are perfect for grilling chicken breasts! Just add air-fried chicken in air fryers with seasonings of your choice on top, followed by air frying them until air-fried chicken is cooked well. Once air-fried, you will have crispy/crunchy air-fried grilled chicken without extra oil or fats added to enjoy healthy air-fried chicken minus the guilt due to low-fat air fryers.
45) Biscuits and Gravies:
You can prepare unbaked biscuits in the air fryer and then air fry them using a few ingredients such as baking soda, baking powder, and salt without any yeast, eggs, or butter/margarine, which makes cooking air-fried biscuits in air fryers much healthier. To air-fried biscuits, brush air frying baskets with nonstick oil spray before placing air-fried biscuits in air frying baskets, followed by air frying them until air-fried biscuits are golden brown and air fried cheddar bay biscuits to enjoy air-fried cheddar bay biscuits without the guilt due to low-fat air fryers.
Yes, you can enjoy your favorite air frying popcorn in air fryers without the guilt! Just place air-fried popcorn kernels into air frying baskets followed by adding salt or other seasonings of your choice before placing them into the low-fat cooking machine. Then you just have to press the start button on the low-fat cooking machine to enjoy mouthwatering air frying popcorn to snack on minus the calories!
47) Battered fish:
You can even prepare battered fish in an amazing way in your favorite kitchen appliance – Low Fat Cooking Machine (i.e., Air Fryer) with lots of health benefits! Just prepare batter using self-rising flour, cornmeal or breadcrumbs, spices like salt and pepper, followed by air frying air-fried fish until air-fried fish is cooked well in air fryers to enjoy air fried fish without guilt due to low-fat cooking options!
48) Batter-dipped chicken tenders:
Just dip chicken tenders into the batter before placing them into air frying baskets, followed by placing air frying baskets into air fryers to enjoy crispy, crunchy, and mouthwatering batter-dipped chicken tenders! This way, you can enjoy your favorite batter-dipped chicken tenders without any guilt due to reduced oil use in air fryers! And if desired, you can even add or enhance flavors by air frying air-fried chicken tenders in air fryers with some simple ingredients such as Italian herbs or Jamaican jerk spices to prepare healthy homemade air-fried batter-dipped chicken tenders.
49) Cheese sticks:
Yes, you can also enjoy crispy, cheesy air-fried cheese sticks minus the guilt due to reduced oil use in air fryers by just coating cheese sticks with breadcrumbs before placing air frying baskets into air fryers. You can even add your choice of Italian or Mexican spices for a delicious twist! And if desired, you can also coat cheese sticks with panko bread crumbs instead of regular bread crumbs to prepare extra crunchy air-fried cheese sticks without any effort.
50) Hot dogs:
Yes, you can also prepare scrumptious hot dogs just like Nathan’s hot dogs by just coating air-fried hot dogs with self-rising flour followed by placing air frying baskets into your favorite Low Fat Cooking Machine (i.e., air fryer) to enjoy these air fried hot dogs minus the guilt since air frying machine allows you to enjoy your favorite foods without any guilt! Yes, that’s right; just coat air-fried hot dogs with self-rising flour followed by air frying air-fried hot dogs again (yes, air fryers allow you to air fry twice for enhanced taste!) and make delicious oven-baked like air fried hot dogs at home.
Air fryers are a great kitchen appliance that can help you create healthier food for your family. You don’t have to sacrifice taste, either! If you’re looking for an air fryer and want some guidance on what all it can do, we’ve got the answers right here. Are there any fried foods you enjoy cooking in the oven or microwave? Now with this air fryer available at Amazon (under $150!), they’ll be ready faster than ever before without adding any unnecessary fat. So what are you waiting for? Try out one of these recipes tonight!