Don’t over crowed your air fryer. This is probably the most important rule you should know! You’ll want to make sure food gets cooked evenly and crisps up deliciously. Leave a small space between each.
Why I love my air fryer:
- My air fryer was easy to use straight out of the box. It’s also very lightweight, and it is SO easy to clean.
- You can conveniently remove the air fryer’s basket to see if food is done cooking, and then place it back in to cook longer if desired.
- Cook times are faster in the air fryer than in conventional ovens!
- Cook times are also actual cook times, meaning no waiting for pre-heating or the machine to come to pressure as you would with a pressure cooker.
- Very little oil is needed to get that delicious crispy fried texture on food, because air fryers cook by circulating hot air.
Make crispy bacon in just 8 minutes at 390 degrees.
If your recipe states 375 degrees in the conventional oven, go with 350 degrees in the air fryer. You’ll need at least 20 percent less cooking time, although this can vary with what you’re cooking.
For recipes like fries, it’s best to shake up the contents halfway through the cooking time, so your results will be extra crispy and delicious.
Just a couple minutes in the air fryer is all you need to re-heat last night’s dinner.
Buy large pre-made bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers and air fry them at 370 for about 10 minutes.
Coat brussels sprouts with olive oil, season, and then cook in air fryer for 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Stop and shake the basket to turn sprouts halfway through cooking.
A few of my favorite air fryer recipes: