Air fryers are multipurpose kitchen appliances that can make your cooking experience more efficient, healthier, and delicious. But get ready to take your air fryer game to the next level! We are serving up 15 things you probably didn’t realize you could make.
1.) Ground Beef or Ground Turkey
Cooking ground beef or turkey in your air fryer is a quick and simple way to make a delicious and healthy meal. All you need is a pound of thawed meat, and you can season it however you like.
After breaking it apart and spreading it on the bottom of your basket, air fry it for 4 minutes at 380 degrees. Next, break it up, mix it up, and air fry for 4 more minutes for a perfect, hands-free cooking experience.
Who doesn’t love nachos? You can make them in your air fryer, and they’ll be just as delicious. Start with parchment paper, layer in your favorite tortilla chips, add some cheese and your cooked ground beef or turkey, and pop it in the air fryer for four minutes at 350 degrees. Top with your favorite toppings, and enjoy!
Croutons are an excellent addition to any salad and are even better when made in your air fryer. Cut your favorite bread into cubes, spray with your favorite oil, and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Place a rack on top, and air fry for 5 minutes at 370 degrees. When done, they will be crispy, flavorful croutons that will take your salad game to the next level.
4.) Hot Dogs
Hot dogs are a classic food you might not have thought to make in your air fryer, but trust us, it’s a game-changer.
Preheating is optional; simply toss the hot dogs in the basket and air fry for 3 minutes at 350 degrees. This will give you perfectly cooked, sizzling hot dogs ready to be topped with your favorite condiments.
5.) Corn on the Cob
Corn on the cob is a summer staple easily made in your air fryer. First, clean the corn and spray it with a bit of oil. Season with salt and pepper and air fry for 8-10 minutes at 380 degrees. Resulting in perfectly cooked, sweet, and juicy corn on the cob.
6.) Fried Eggs
Fried eggs are a quick and easy breakfast option that can be easily made in your air fryer. Spray the basket with oil, crack the egg into the basket, and air fry for 3-4 minutes at 380 degrees. The result will be perfectly fried eggs with runny yolks and crispy whites.
Speaking of eggs, if you want an easy way to perfectly hard-boil them, use an Instant Pot.
7.) French Toast
French toast is a classic breakfast food that can be easily made in your air fryer. Dip slices in a mixture of milk, eggs, sugar, and vanilla, and air fry for 3-4 minutes on each side at 380 degrees.
8.) Fried Rice
Fried rice can be easily made in your Air Fryer. Add cooked rice, vegetables, and seasonings, and mix your preferred protein. Air fry for 6-8 minutes at 380 degrees, stirring occasionally.
9.) Grilled Cheese
Grilled cheese can be easily made in your air fryer. Assemble your sandwich and air fry for 3-4 minutes at 380 degrees. The result will be a crispy and gooey grilled cheese sandwich that is ready to be enjoyed.
10.) Roasted Vegetables
Roasted vegetables are a healthy and delicious side dish easily made in your air fryer. Simply toss your favorite vegetables with oil, salt, and pepper and air fry for 10-12 minutes at 380 degrees, flipping halfway through.
11.) Fried Chicken
Fried chicken is the infamous comfort food that can be easily made in your air fryer. Dip chicken in a mixture of flour, spices, and eggs and air fry for 12-15 minutes at 380 degrees, flipping halfway through.
12.) Baked Potatoes
Baked potatoes can be easily made in your air fryer. Simply prick a potato with a fork, rub with oil and seasonings and air fry for 20-25 minutes at 380 degrees. The result will be perfectly cooked and fluffy baked potatoes ready to be topped with your favorite toppings.
13.) Apple Chips
Apple chips are a healthy and delicious snack that can be easily made in your air fryer. Simply thinly slice apples, spray with oil, and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Air fry for 8-10 minutes at 380 degrees, flipping halfway through.
14.) Chicken Wings
Chicken wings, the perfect party food that can be easily made in your air fryer. Toss wings in a mixture of your favorite seasonings and air fry for 12-15 minutes at 380 degrees, flipping halfway through.
Shrimp is a delicious and healthy protein easily made in your air fryer. Toss shrimp in a mixture of oil, seasonings, and flour and air fry for 8-10 minutes at 380 degrees.
Next time you’re looking to try something new in your air fryer, consider one of these 15 options. Not only are they easy to make, but they also offer a healthier alternative to traditional frying methods. So, don’t let your air fryer collect dust in the back of your cupboard; put it to use and discover new ways to make your favorite foods. Happy frying!
This article, 15 Things You Never Knew Were Possible With An Air Fryer, was originally published at Nature of Home.
Davin is a jack-of-all-trades but has professional training and experience in various home and garden subjects. He leans on other experts when needed and edits and fact-checks all articles.