Air fryers - they are all the rage these days. What on Earth makes these little, unassuming kitchen appliances so important in a modern-day kitchen? How do we actually fry foods using AIR? There are a lot of questions swirling around the internet about air fryers. The one question that gets asked the most is: Where can I find easy air fryer recipes for beginners? My dear friend, you have come to the right place. Here is a comprehensive round up of the best air fryer recipes for beginners.
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Right now, there isn't a household appliance more popular than the air fryer. In fact, over 25 million air fryers sold throughout the U.S. during the last two years. With air fryer usage up by 60 percent and air fryer cookbook sales up by 11 percent, it's safe to say this easy-to-use appliance is only gaining popularity. To help you get the most from your air fryer, Rent.com asked experts like me to share their best air fryer tips.
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The Best Air Fryers on the Market
If you are thinking about buying an air fryer, I highly encourage you to do so! I received my air fryer as a Christmas present 2 years ago. Let me tell you - it has changed how I do things in my kitchen. I use my air fryer constantly. It makes the best chicken wings, carrot fries, and ravioli. Yes, ravioli. If you haven't tried air frying ravioli, you are missing out on a true culinary revelation.
People think that air fryers cost a lot of money. This is simply not true! Air fryers are very affordable and there are many models that cost under $100!
Below is a list of the most highly rated air fryers on the market in 2022.
Air Fryer FAQs
An air fryer is a countertop convection oven.
An air fryer circulates hot air around your food using a fan. The result is a crispy texture on the exterior of your food that mimics fried food, without the fat and oil.
Air fryers all come with a heating element and a fan. Some air fryers have a basket and some have one or two racks on which you would place your food. Some air fryers even have a rotisserie!
If you want to cook foods that have a wet batter on them, it could make a big mess in your air fryer. You could do it, but you would want to use appropriate cookware, like a sheet pan, to hold the battered food. Another option is to use a breadcrumb breading instead.
In many cases, yes. I recommend preheating your air fryer for about 3 minutes at your desired temperature to cook your food more evenly.
Easy Air Fryer Recipes For Beginners
You may be wondering how I came across and compiled these recipes. I am an active part of the food blogger community online. My fellow food bloggers love to collaborate and share our best recipes for each other's blogs. For example, here is a post that features Trendgredient: The Best Ground Beef Dinner Ideas Shared by 40 Food Bloggers.
So, I requested that my fellow food bloggers hit me with their easiest air fryer recipes that any beginner could make. Man, the response was amazing! I received about 200 responses!
There were some important criteria that these recipes needed to meet. They needed to be:
- Only a few ingredients
- Fun to make!
My blogger community did NOT disappoint! Without further ado, here is the most comprehensive list of the best easy air fryer recipes for beginners.
What are you waiting for? The world is your air fried oyster! You've got this!