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Easy Air Fryer Recipes for Beginners
Did you just get an air fryer? Here are some easy air fryer recipes for beginners to help you unbox that new air fryer and start using it right away!
Just like the Instant Pot craze, it has taken me a few years to jump on board with an air fryer. Perhaps it was the thought of giving up more precious real estate on my counter to an appliance. Or maybe it was just that daunting feeling that I get whenever I try to learn something new. Whatever the rationale, I came across a Black Friday sale on air fryers and that sealed the deal. Of course, we had the thing for several weeks before I actually opened it up and got to cooking. I am still learning and I am continually surprised at all of the things an air fryer can cook!
Sure, you can use the air fryer to cook up all sorts of breaded items that you would traditionally bake or drop in a deep fryer. However the main reason that I was interested in an air fryer was the promise of making some healthier dishes that taste crispy and fried, yet lack the grease and fat that a traditional deep fryer yields.
The very first thing that we ever cooked in our deep fryer was a batch of zucchini chips. They were about as easy as you could get (sliced the zucchini into round slices, tossed in olive oil, sprinkled with sea salt and cooked). They came out great! I suggest picking a super simple recipe to get started so you don’t get overwhelmed. Open the box and start cooking!
Check out these easy air fryer recipes and you’ll be on your way to being an air fryer pro in no time!
Air Fryer Side Dish and Appetizer Recipes
Weight Watchers Air Fryer Fried Pickles from The Holy Mess
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries from Momma Lew
Homemade Mozzarella Sticks from Recipe This
Easy Air Fryer Churros with Mexican Chocolate Sauce from Ginger Casa
Homemade Air Fryer French Fries from Berry Maple
Gluten-Free Cheese Bites Recipe from Ann’s Entitled Life
Creamy & Crispy Air Fryer Avocado Fries from This Old Gal
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries With Greek Yogurt Dip from Simplify Create Inspire
Healthy Fried Brussels Sprouts from Coupons for Family
Air Fryer Wontons from Walking on Sunshine
Air Fried Buffalo Cauliflower from Low Carb Delish
Paruppu Vada/ Chana Dal Fritter from Lathi’s Kitchen
Air Fryer Roasted Brussels Sprouts from Moore or Less Cooking
Air Fryer Mozzarella Balls from Simply Stacie
Air Fryer Meat & Entree Recipes
Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp from The Holy Mess
Quick Air Fryer Breakfast Pockets from Ginger Casa
Air Fryer Southern Fried Catfish from This Old Gal
Easy Air Fryer Chicken Wings with Buffalo Sauce from Low Carb Yum
Air Fryer Chimichangas from Project Meal Plan
Air Fryer Toasted Coconut French Toast from Strength and Sunshine
Air Fryer Rib Eye Steak with Blue Cheese Butter from This Old Gal
Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings With Parmesan from Recipes from a Pantry
Air Fryer Breaded Pork Chop Recipe from Gina’s Library
Air Fryer Chicken Tenders from Coupons for Family
Air Fryer Crispy Honey Garlic Chicken Wings from This Old Gal
Air Fryer Desserts and Treats
Air Fryer Donuts from Ginger Casa
Homemade Air Fryer Pop Tarts from Ginger Casa
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