When I first saw everyone talking about air fryers a few years ago, I thought it was just a fad. I didn’t want to get any more small appliances unless it was absolutely necessary as I kind of hate how cluttered my kitchen gets already.
But, I LOVE my air fryer. In fact, we love and use it so much that this year we upgraded to a double air fryer so we could fit more in it and use it more often. I would say we use our air fryer almost as much as we use our oven, and in fact, some weeks we use our air fryer more.
Given my love of air fried foods, I thought I would share a big round up of my favorite recipes, as well as just frozen foods and other random things I air fry. This is what I use ours for most often.
One of the main things I use it for are quick lunches, which are mostly stuff I throw in the air fryer and then put on salads.
This kind of lunch usually takes less than 10 minutes to make, and although it does involve some frozen comfort foods, I throw it over a big bed of salad with balsamic dressing (so at least I’m eating some vegetables too).
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I usually put a little more effort into dinners. These are my favorite air fried dinners:
- Air Fried Salmon
- Air Fried Chicken Wings (we make these once a week)
- Air Fried Brussels sprouts (to go with things like broiled steak)
- Air Fried Tofu (to go with pineapple fried rice, among other things)
Also, leftovers! I will often throw leftovers in the air fryer for a few minutes, as I love how it rewarms things quickly without making them soggy or have weird hot spots (like a microwave can do). The leftovers I reheat most often in our air fryer is pizza. 🙂
I thought I’d share a few air fryers that have great reviews, including the one I use:
What kind of things do you air fry at home? xo, Emma
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