What Can You Cook in an Air Fryer?
From classic air fryer foods like chicken wings and potatoes to fresh recipes like zucchini fries, an air fryer can crisp up a wide range of ingredients. The best foods to air fry include proteins like chicken, salmon, shrimp, tofu and even steak, along with firm vegetables like zucchini, cauliflower and sweet potatoes.
Typically, solid foods with a lower water content are best to air fry; for example, cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and brussel sprouts are better to air fry than lettuce or cucumbers.
Cut vegetables and potatoes into smaller pieces, like medallions or cubes, to make it easier for the hot air to reach their complete surface area and result in even browning and crispiness. Be sure to lightly coat in oil before adding to the air fryer.
Make sure that the skin of meat or fish is dry and then add a thin layer of oil to help the skin crisp up. You can also use panko, shredded cheese or bread crumbs (rather than a wet batter) to encourage the right level of crispiness.