We love our air fryer and chances are, since you’re here, you love yours too. While air fryers are known for making healthier air-fried food, the popular appliance can do so much more. Think about your traditional convection oven and all it can do – bake, grill, roast, and even reheat leftovers. The air-fryer can do all these and maybe a little more.
We’ve compiled simple air fryer recipes that you can make for yourself or your family. Whether you’re into savory or sweet flavors, there’s a recipe here for you. And, if you think your air fryer is only for everyday use, think again. We also have an air fryer recipe for those special occasions. Make the most out of your well-loved kitchen appliance with these recipes.
Savory Air Fryer Recipes
Air Fryer Hard “Boiled” Eggs
Yes, you can make hard “boiled” eggs in the air fryer. You can even make them soft boiled depending on what you prefer. It’s a simple and easy alternative way to make batches of boiled eggs that you can eat for days to come.
Here’s how to make it:
Preheat your air fryer to 200°C. Once preheated, add eggs to the basket or air fryer rack making sure to leave space in between for proper air circulation. Cooking times will vary depending on your brand of air fryer so this is where trial and error comes into play. Aim to cook your eggs between 11-17 minutes, depending on your desired doneness. Don’t worry! Once you get it right, you’ll never make hard “boiled” eggs the traditional way ever again.
Try using your air fryer eggs in these recipes featuring Lady’s Choice Mayonnaise:
- Classic Egg Mayo Sandwich
- Deviled Eggs
- TikTok Viral Korean Overnight Egg Sandwich
Sinigang Air-Fried Chicken
This three-ingredient recipe featuring Knorr Sinigang sa Sampalok Mix Original has almost zero hands-on time and gets dinner ready in less than 1 hour. Just make sure to marinate your chicken ahead of time so you have a quick and simple yet delicious dinner ready in no time. A rule of thumb when using your air fryer – never overcrowd the basket. You need proper air circulation for the pieces to cook to a crisp and not turn into a soggy mess.
If you love fried siomai you will love this air-fried version even more. This recipe uses Knorr Pork or Beef Cubes in the filling which makes for an extra flavorful siomai. After steaming the siomai and letting it rest, it only needs 10-15 minutes in the air fryer to get that crispy and satisfying crunch. Try this next time you’re craving for dim sum.
Air Fried Bacon Wrapped Avocados
This bacon-wrapped avocado is keto-friendly, incredibly delicious, and so simple to make in your air fryer. Preheat your air fryer to 200°C. While it’s preheating, slice your avocado into wedges and wrap each wedge with bacon, slicing the bacon if it’s too long. Arrange them in your air fryer basket with the seam side down, making sure to work in batches so there’s enough space for yes, you’ve guessed it, air circulation. Air fry for 8 minutes or until the bacon is crispy.
Sweet Air Fryer Recipes
French Toast Sticks
Make french toast the way you normally would but cook them in an air fryer instead for a fuss-free breakfast.
Here’s how to make it:
Preheat your air fryer to 180°C and while it’s preheating, prepare your ingredients. We highly recommend using brioche because it soaks up the batter really well and helps make a custardy french toast. You can also use stale bread which absorbs the batter better than fresh bread. You need about 8 slices of bread cut into three sticks.
To prepare your batter, in a shallow bowl, mix 3 large eggs, half a cup of milk, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Dip your bread in the batter, making sure to not soak for too long. Line the air fryer with parchment and spray with non-stick oil before placing your french toast sticks in a single layer. Make sure that you only put the parchment in the air fryer with the french toast sticks to avoid it moving around and potentially being a fire hazard. The weight of the bread keeps it safe in place.
Cook for 6 minutes, adjusting depending on your air fryer, and there you have it, simple and easy air fryer french toast sticks.
Air Fryer S’mores
These s’mores are quick, easy, and versatile. All you need are graham crackers, marshmallows, and your choice of chocolate. Break your graham crackers into squares, top with half a giant marshmallow, and air fry at 190°C for 4-6 minutes or until golden. Once done, top with chocolate and another graham square. You can even change up the s’mores and add a combination of Nutella and strawberries or apples and caramel sauce on top.
Air Fryer Recipe for Special Occasions
Air Fryer Chicken Relleno
Save yourself the hassle and say goodbye to washing a million pots whenever you have a party at home by making this delicious air fryer chicken relleno recipe. This recipe uses Knorr Liquid Seasoning Original for a rich umami taste and Lady's Choice Original Mayonnaise in the basting sauce for a crispy flavorful exterior. Make this air fryer recipe easier by asking your butcher to debone your chicken or by using chicken breasts instead.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to cooking with your air fryer. These easy and delicious recipes barely scratch the surface of what you can make with your air fryer. Try these out and don’t be afraid to experiment to create your own special air fryer recipes.