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10 Air Fryer Recipes That Make You Feel Like A Chef Pro

You’ve just gotten your air fryer and you are all reeled up to start cooking. 

Ideas are flying around your head but there is just one problem – what do you cook first? 

These recipes are quick, healthy, and easy to cook even for beginners. And since the air fryer uses less oil than the deep-frying method, therefore you can have as much of them without worrying too much about your waistline.

You can thank us later after going through these 10 simple recipes that will leave you wanting more.

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1. Air Fryer Bacon

air fryer bacon

No more grease splatters and oily stoves, Air Fryer is here to save the day! It’s still as crispy as the good old bacon, once you have this, you’ll never want it any other way again. 

Prep Time 2 mins, Cook Time 8 mins

Ingredients

– 1 packet of streaky bacon

 Directions

– Preheat the air fryer to 200OC. 

– Arrange them in a flat layer and cook for 5 minutes. Flip to cook for another 3-4 minutes. If you like it extra crispy, cook for 4-5 minutes. 

– Transfer them to a paper towel-lined plate and enjoy your bacon!

 

2. Air Fryer Corn Dogs

air fryer corn dogs

Do you love corn dogs as much as I do? Because this was the first thing I did when I got my air fryer. 

When I saw the Korean corndogs that are selling in our supermarkets, guess what? It goes straight into the trolley.

Ingredients

  • 1 packet of frozen corn dogs

Directions

– Preheat your air fryer to 200°C for two minutes.

– Load the frozen corn dogs in a single layer and cook for eight minutes.

Serve them with mustard or barbeque sauce, and there you have it.

 

3. Air Fryer Otah Spring Rolls

air fryer spring rolls

Spring rolls also commonly known as ‘popiah’ are one of the hot favorites among families. Recently, I accidentally discovered a new way of having this dish without the veggies.

Prep time 5 minutes, Cooking time 5 minutes

Ingredients

– A pack of Muar Fish Otah (any brand of your choice)

– 8 spring roll skin

Directions

– Preheat the air fryer to 200OC.

– Cut the fish otah into thick slices and roll them up with the spring roll wrapper.

– Place the rolls into the air fryer basket and set them for 4 minutes. 

Best served with sweet chilli sauce.

 

4. Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips

air fryer sweet potato chips

Looking for guilt-free bites while binge-watching Bridgerton?

Prep time 5 minutes, Cooking time 15 minutes

Ingredients

– 1 large sweet potato (you can change to your preferred high-starch vegetables)

– 1 tablespoon olive oil

– 1 ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt

– ½ teaspoon of pepper

– 1 teaspoon rosemary

Directions

– Preheat the air fryer to 180OC.

– Cut the sweet potato into 3-6mm slices, then tossed them with the olive oil until they are well coated.

– Add the salt, pepper, and rosemary and toss to coat.

– Add the sweet potato slices in batches for 14 minutes to ensure they are all golden brown.

 

5. Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks 

air fryer mozzarella  cheese sticks

There’s nothing much more to say about this snack, just bite, pull and enjoy the crisp.

Prep Time 5 mins, Cook Time 8 mins

Ingredients

– A packet of frozen mozzarella sticks

Directions

– Preheat the air fryer to 200OC.

– Add the sticks (ensure no overlapping) into the air fryer for 6 to 8 minutes until the exterior is golden and crispy.

 

6. Air Fryer Cajun Scallops

air fryer cajun scallops

Goes well as a side or with salad, this quick and easy fix recipe will leave you satisfied and contented.

Prep Time: 5 minutes, Cook Time: 6 minutes 

Ingredients

– 6 frozen Hokkaido Scallops

– Cajun seasoning

– Coarse sea salt or kosher salt

Directions

– Preheat the air fryer to 200OC.

– Place the scallops and cook for 3 minutes. 

– Flip and cook for another 3 minutes.

Serve with pasta or alongside roasted vegetables.

 

7. Air Fryer Honey Soy Chicken Wings

air fryer honey wings

I’m very sure that chicken wings are one of the top choices on the People’s Choice Awards list. They are happy food that elevates mood and appetites without fail.   

Prep Time 5 minutes, Cook Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

– 1kg of chicken wings

– ¼ cup soy sauce

– ¼ cup honey

– ¼ cup rice vinegar

– 2 tablespoons Hoisin sauce

– 1 tablespoon sesame oil

– 2 tablespoons of minced garlic

– 2 tablespoons of minced onions

– 1 red chilli (optional if you take spicy)

Directions

– Combine all the ingredients above and marinate the mid wings overnight.

– Preheat the air fryer to 200OC.

– Add the chicken mid wings in one layer (by batches) for 15 minutes, flipping them halfway through. Repeat the same for the remaining batch(es). 

To achieve the glazed sauce, heat the remaining marinade ingredients in a saucepan and simmer until it turns dark and sticky like a syrup. Brush them over the wings, sprinkle some spring onions, and they are ready to serve.

 

8. Air Fryer Beef Steak

air fryer beef steak

 Yes, you can have your favourite steak cooked by the air fryer too! And most importantly, it still tastes as good.

Prep time 5 minutes, Cooking time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 200g ribeye steak
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon of Salt
  • ½ teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 cube of butter

Directions

  • Preheat the air fryer at 200OC for 5 minutes.
  • Pat your steak dry with a paper towel. Lightly oil the steak and season with salt and pepper and your favourite herbs and seasonings.
  • Air fry for 10-18 minutes depending on the thickness of your steak and the doneness you want your steak to be. Flip your steak halfway through.
  • Add butter on top of the steak, cover with foil and allow the steak to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Enjoy with mashed potato, salad or cold pasta!

Here are some tips when cooking steak in an air fryer. For a medium-rare steak, it should cook between 7-9 minutes. For a medium steak, cook between 10 to 14 minutes.

The ideal will be to use a meat thermometer, but if you are like me who’s still a novice, I would recommend slicing your steak a little to peek.

 

9. Air Fryer Molten Lava Cake

air fryer molten lava cake

Who doesn’t love the sight of that oozing chocolate lava when you cut into the cake? Just looking at it might give you an orgasm.

Just kidding!  

Jokes aside, you’ll be surprised at how many kinds of desserts (including cookies) an air fryer can do for you, and molten lava is just one of the many.

My go-to chocolate chips when I make cookies are Ghirardelli bittersweet 60% cacao chocolate chips. For molten lava cakes, I use the Ghirardelli Premium Baking Bar 70% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate.

Prep time 10 minutes, Cooking time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 220g Ghirardelli 70% Cacao Extra Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Bar (break them into pieces)
  • ½ cup of all-purpose flour
  • 150g of melted unsalted butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 ½ cups of powdered sugar

 

Directions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 200OC
  • Melt chocolate and butter until smooth.
  • Add salt, powdered sugar, and flour and stir until you get a thick mixture.
  • Add eggs and egg yolk and whisk until well combined.
  • Grease 6-ounce ramekins and pour the thick batter into them.
  • Cook in the air fryer for 8-10 minutes but note that the longer you cook it the thicker the lava.
  • Allow the lava cake to set for about 2 minutes.
  • Run a knife around the edge to loosen the cakes. Invert them onto a plate and tap gently at the bottom of the ramekin to release them.
  • Sprinkle some powdered sugar, whip cream or vanilla ice cream and it’s ready to be served!

The remaining cakes can be stored in the fridge for 3 days or freezer. Remember to heat it up in the microwave the next time you want to consume them!

 

10. Air Fryer Caramelized Bananas

air fryer carmelized banana

Soft on the inside, crispy on the outside – one of the easiest breakfast (or desserts) to make in history.

If you are a banana lover like me, you will have your preferred brands of bananas. I love the ones from Del Monte because they have a smoother texture. I would not recommend using the smaller types of banana, for example, the Pisang Berangan or ang bak jio as Singaporeans know them. This is because the sugar in them break down too fast, and they became too small to savour with pancakes. 

Prep time: 1 min  Cook time: 6 mins

Ingredients

– 2 bananas

– 1 tablespoon Coconut sugar

– ¼ lemon

– Cinnamon (optional)

Directions

– Peel the banana and slice them from the middle straight down vertically.

– Squeeze the lemon juice over each banana.

– Sprinkle coconut sugar over the banana until coated.

– Preheat the air fryer to 200OC.

– Cook for 6-8 minutes.

– Have them with pancakes or enjoy it as it is! 

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5 Responses

  1. Fab suggestions! I actually just got an air fryer so this came at the perfect time! I love bacon and a nice beef steak so I’ll have to try those out! Thank you so much for sharing x

  2. I absolutely love using my air fryer to make yummy food and this blogpost is super helpful. I’m always looking for new foods to make in it so I very much appreciate this post and will for sure be making some of these myself. Thank you so much for sharing these recipes lovely Xo

    Elle – ellegracedeveson.com

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