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Our Favorite Air Fryer Recipes for Beginners – Simple, Quick and Tasty

Every day's a fry-day with these easy, yet delicious recipes!

Learning how to use any new gadget can be tricky, but air fryers are simple to get the hang of. Whether you purchased a small air fryer to fit into your compact kitchen, or you’re into particular brands such as the well-known Phillips air fryers, air fryer cooking tips are always welcome.

These recipes are easy to make and guaranteed to impress.

Using easily accessible ingredients, and breaking your new air fryer in gently, why not give them a go!

Baked Eggplant Fries

These delicious and healthy eggplant fries are so simple but elegant enough to serve for your friends.

Peel, slice and soak your eggplant fries in cold water for around ten minutes. Dry thoroughly with some kitchen paper.

Whisk up a couple of egg whites until they form stiff peaks, and gently fold in a few handfuls of breadcrumbs – Japanese panko crumbs make a good choice.

Coat each piece of eggplant in this mixture and pop them in the fryer. Remembering to leave plenty of space around each one to crisp, cook for 10-15 minutes at  400°F, and there you go – perfect eggplant fries.

Air Fryer S’mores

  • 10 Graham Crackers
  • 10  Dark Chocolate squares
  • 10  Marshmallows

In the air fryer basket, assemble your s’mores by layering chocolate and a marshmallow onto each cracker. Air fry at 350 degrees for around 30 seconds, or until the mallow has started to brown.

Air Fryer Roasted Spanish Chicken

  • Chicken pieces – quarters, breast, thighs etc
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Smoked Spanish paprika
  • Ground cumin
  • Juice of one lime

Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl and coat each chicken piece. Fry for 25 minutes at 425 degrees and serve with eggplant fries and salad – absolutely delicious!


Can you put raw meat in an air fryer?

Yes, air fryers are perfect for cooking raw meat! As well as burgers and sausages, you can cook whole chickens, steaks, chops and fish. It's a really convenient addition to your kitchen!

What can you not cook in your airfryer?

Almost anything can be cooked in your air fryer, however although dishes with frozen batter will cook perfectly, wet batters can make a lot of mess and are best avoided.

Can you fry eggs in an air fryer?

As long as you have a solid tray to use in your airfryer and not just the basket then yes, you can cook perfect fried eggs in an air fryer. Spray oil on the pan, crack the eggs in and cook at 370 degree F for around 3 minutes, or until they are cooked just as you like them.


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