Joining the ranks of the classic slow cooker and trendy instant pot is the amazing airfryer. If you haven’t made room in your kitchen pantry cabinet for one yet, now is the perfect time to splurge. This handy gadget is the perfect small appliance for spring, allowing you to conjure up lighter versions of your comfort food favorites at home. Here are some tasty recipes to try.
Air Fryer Fried Shrimp
Sunny spring weather calls for a basket of crispy fried shrimp and spicy remoulade sauce served alfresco on a tiled backyard patio. This recipe from Food Network delivers, and it’s super easy to achieve at home with an air fryer. For the shrimp, you’ll need a few basic ingredients from your kitchen pantry cabinet, like all purpose flour and panko breadcrumbs. The sauce calls for some specialty items, like pickled jalapenos and whole grain mustard. Click here for a shopping list and the recipe from Food Network.
Air Fryer Potato Chips
French fries are an air fryer staple, but have you tried air fried potato chips? This test kitchen approved recipe from Taste of Home calls for just two basic ingredients: Potatoes and cooking spray! Of course, you’ll also need a mandoline for evenly sliced chips, unless you have some skills with a kitchen knife, plus a vegetable peeler if you want to remove the skins. Air frying chips cuts down on the calories and fat found in most store bought snacks, and they taste just as good if not better! Best of all, you can control the amount of salt you sprinkle on. Click here for instructions and helpful tips from Taste of Home.
Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
If chicken tenders are your go-to in the drive-thru, this recipe from Delish is a must-try! Air Fryer Chicken Tenders come out crispy and golden brown with just a spray of cooking oil. All you need are some fresh chicken tenders, eggs and buttermilk, plus all-purpose flour and panko bread crumbs from your kitchen pantry cabinet. Simply seasoned with salt and freshly ground black pepper from your spice rack, and dipped in a sweet and spicy honey mustard, this is one healthy recipe the whole family will love! To make the Air Fryer Chicken Tenders recipe from Delish with homemade honey mustard, click here.
Air Fryer Onion Rings
Who says onion rings need to be deep fried and dripping in oil? This recipe from Cooking Light is a healthier twist on a favorite indulgence, with only 1g of saturated fat and 174 calories per serving! It’s all the deliciousness without all the grease, and you don’t even have to go to a pub. Grab an ice cold beer at home, or mix up a springtime cocktail at your bar cabinets, and relax! For the Crispy Air Fried Onion Rings with Comeback Sauce recipe from Cooking Light, click here.
Air Fryer Donuts
Mmmmmmmm, donuts. Notoriously delicious and loved by all, donuts can be enjoyed without all the guilt when you make them in an air fryer. This easy recipe from The Kitchn starts with canned biscuit dough from the grocery store refrigerated section and takes just 10 minutes from start to finish without the need for deep frying in hot oil. The end result is warm and flaky donuts topped with cinnamon and sugar any time the craving strikes! For instructions on how to make Easy Air Fryer Donuts from The Kitchn, click here.
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