An air fryer is a popular kitchen appliance used to make fried foods such as meat, pastries, and potato chips. It works by circulating hot air around the food to produce a crunchy, crispy exterior. Growing in popularity over the last few years, air fryers are all the rage for cooks trying to cut down on added fats in their dishes.
Anything you can bake you can make in an air fryer — chicken breasts, burgers, steak, lamb chops — they don’t have to be breaded. The air fryer cooks them to the perfect temperature — they’re juicy and tender. Almost any solid food that would normally be deep fried or baked can be cooked up in the air fryer. Frozen products like chicken nuggets, mozzarella sticks, and french fries perform perfectly in the appliance. Or go the homemade route and toss in whole steaks, chicken wings, and even apple fritters. As long as your ingredients aren’t overcrowded or overly moist, the air fryer will do a great job of giving you a crispy crunch.