Taste of Home I have used this “frying” method with eggplant slices for years and decided to try it for my green tomatoes. How to air fry virtually any vegetable into perfectly cooked, healthy deliciousness.
In today’s edition of “What Food Can You Cook In The Hairdryer … vegetables! Cooking your vegetables in the air fryer gives you a result similar to roasting, but slightly crispier on the outside.
So today I’m walking you through how to cook virtually any veggie in your trusty air fryer. For simplicity’s sake, we’ll break down our vegetables into two categories: tender and firm.
These are great for busy weeknights when you need to get a vegetable on the table! Prep your veggies by chopping them to the size you want, optionally drizzling with oil (this will make them a bit more roasted tasting in the end).
Optionally drizzle with oil and add to your air fryer in as flat of a layer as possible. Figure out which category your veggie falls under (tender or firm, see notes above), then just add a few minutes to the cooking time to account for the veggies having to thaw during the cooking process.
It’s crucial when cooking frozen vegetables in your air fryer to give them space! Be sure there is some room between your veggies to ensure water can evaporate, and they can become perfectly roasted.
You can get a bunch of handy accessories like a baking pan or grill skewers (though I just used the basics to make these air fried vegetables). How to air fry virtually any vegetable into perfectly cooked, healthy deliciousness.
It is similar in healthiness to conventional ovens, though it’s much quicker cooking. If you do add oil, it should be directly on the food (for example, rubbed onto vegetables before air frying).
I also like to place my air fryer under the stove hood, so I can fan away the smell of cooking food. How to air fry virtually any vegetable into perfectly cooked, healthy deliciousness.
I just finished making these and thought they were just WONDERFUL. I didn't use cauliflower or asparagus (didn't have) and added red onion chunks.
02/03/2019 I increased the air fryer time to about 12-13 minutes. 01/08/2020 On my journey to vegetarian and losing 30 lbs I needed a healthier snack this was a great way to eat smarter.
New to air frying the spice and oil ratios were very helpful though I used ghost pepper salt with whatever veggies I had in the fridge. Carrots Brussels sprouts chili peppers broccoli all great cucumbers not so much oh well I had to try.
06/07/2020 I love using the air fryer to Friday veges. 07/16/2021 Wish I could upload a pic but no size adjustment is working.
They were good just ran dinner late. If you haven’t heard of them, air fryers are gaining steam as a handy kitchen gadget.
The intention of the very first air fryer was to mimic the technique of frying using air and a small amount of oil. It works like a convection oven circling air quickly around the food.
Air fryers range in price from $40-$300 depending on the size and type you buy. Here are my top picks for air fryers depending on your price level.
Has a user-friendly touch screen, 8 different presets, a wide temperature range from 160-400F, nonstick dishwasher safe basket, and cool-touch handle. One thing to note: some reviews report a strong “new appliance” smell to this product, but a thorough cleaning should get rid of that.
Slightly larger than the Dash model, this air fryer allows you to cook up to two pounds of french fries at a time. Has multiple settings that allows you to air fry, dehydrate, bake, grill, roast, reheat, and toast.
So for example, if you make zucchini fries dipped in an egg batter and covered in breadcrumbs, that will not work, unless you freeze it prior to cooking. Hairdryer Buffalo Cauliflower by Palette Hint: you should make a double batch.
Crispy Spicy Hairdryer Okra by Savory Spin Coated with a deliciously spiced egg wash and flaked pinko breading, these Crispy Spicy Hairdryer Okra are delicious to snack on or enjoy as a side at your next family meal. Crispy Hairdryer Brussels Sprouts by Piping Pot Curry A delicious side dish of crispy brussels sprouts made in the air fryer.
Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, these are a perfect side dish or snack. Chili Garlic and Lime Logo Chips by Jarrett’s Cooking Odyssey Crispy, delicious and vegan Chili, Garlic and Lime Logo/Cassava Chips made in the air fryer, with just a small amount of oil.
Healthy Hairdryer Eggplant Parmesan by Watch What U Eat Crispy on the outside and super soft on the inside with toppings of marinara sauce and fresh mozzarella cheese. Serve on the side of whole-grain pasta for a perfect wholesome healthy meal.
These home fries are seasoned with herbs, spices and maple syrup, so they strike the right balance of sweet and spicy. Serve as an appetizer, add to your salad or Buddha bowl, or mix it into your vegetable stir-fry.
A crunchy coating of pinko breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese make these Healthier Fried Zucchini Chips portable and irresistible. The crackling crunch of the corn tortilla exterior gives way to a smoky, spicy, sweet filling.
Hairdryer Roasted Carrots by Karyn’s Kitchen Hairdryer Roasted Carrots with Moroccan Spice Mix are so amazing, and once you try this easy Moroccan Spice Mix you’ll want to try it on lots of other veggies ! Lighter Easy Hairdryer Onion Bhaji by Crumple Cooking onion bhaji in the air fryer is nothing short of genius, it makes these delicious Indian snacks a light and delicious treat.