3 Recipes Every Air Fryer Owner Can Master
Let Food Network experts guide you through cooking with an air fryer.
Adding a new kitchen gadget to your cooking repertoire can be intimidating — just ask my Instant Pot, which sat unused for nearly six months before I gained the courage to test it out and realized how quickly it prepares everything from hard boiled eggs to chicken posole. Air fryers, which have been around for years but have recently gained popularity, tend to fall into the same erroneous category as Instant Pots: intimidating and hard to navigate. So, if you’ve joined the air fryer club but aren’t sure how to get started, let the experts at Food Network help. These three recipes will guide you through any jitters and leave you confident to master more fryer recipes.
Food Network Digital Culinary Producer Vivian Chan proves that air fryer salmon is anything but challenging; in fact, it cooks in just 10 minutes and ends up tender and crispy-skinned. During her class on Air Fryer Teriyaki Salmon Fillets with Broccoli, Vivian not only shows you how to make a satisfying dinner, but also reveals why salmon is such an easy fish to cook. Here's why. Many salmon fillets have thick centers and thin ends, but you don't need to worry about the thin parts cooking too quickly and getting tough. The thinner parts typically come from the belly, which is fatty and will remain juicy and tender even when it's done cooking. So reassuring.
Another main course that you can master in no time? Air Fryer Spareribs. When prepared in the air fryer, ribs become a quick dinner no matter the time of year. Plus, because the air fryer strips off the excess fat but locks in moisture, these ribs end up extra juicy and full of flavor. Once you separate, season and cook the ribs on a tray that helps the air circulate and crisp up the skin, you'll toss them in a flavorful homemade barbecue sauce.
During her Air Fryer Do's and Don’ts class, Food Network Recipe Developer Emily Weinberger says that vegetables are the best thing you can cook in the air fryer. Your air fryer is a small, super powerful oven and the heat circles around everything in there, quickly crisping up the outside of the vegetable while leaving the inside creamy. It's perfect for vegetables like potatoes that you can cut into thin pieces and turn into restaurant-quality French fries. Follow Food Network Kitchen’s recipe to achieve perfectly crispy fries in just 20 minutes - easier and tastier than baking a bag of frozen fries.