Looking to use your air fryer this holiday season? I'm sharing some delicious recipes for all of your parties and celebrations.
Holidays are hard especially when you have to spend most of the day in the kitchen. Cooking with an air fryer is more efficient than standard cooking methods and it's easier cleanup. I'm adding these 2 recipes below to my holiday menu this year! Which will you try?
Top Air Frying Tips
The air fryer can be used to cook so many different types of dishes, snacks, meats, desserts and more! These are my top tips for using your air fryer:
- Preheat your air fryer just like you would your oven. This ensures the air fryer is at the correct temperature when you start cooking the food.
- Give the food space. Don't overcrowd the food or it won't cook properly.
- Rotate the food in the air fryer at least once to help circulate the air and evenly cook the food.
- Avoid using excess oil or the food will become soggy. Lightly spray the food with cooking oil or using around just 1 tablespoon of oil.
Cooking temperature varies by recipe and by brand, but these are the temperatures I typically use:
Poultry: 360-375 degrees F
Seafood: 400 degrees F
Veggies: 400 degrees F
Wings/ Drumsticks: 375-400 degrees F
Meatballs: 375 degrees F
Yes! It is great on the bottom for easier cleanup. Just beware that the food may not cook evenly as it sometimes doesn't allow for even airflow.
Grease up your basket! Wipe down or spray with oil to prevent sticking. You can also use tin foil.
Short answer, yes! Veggies come out great in the air fryer and it's a quicker way to cook them. You can also cook your main dish in the air fryer. Just make sure your air fryer size correlates with the pounds of your meat. Check out my air fryer rotisserie chicken recipe.
Air fryers are easy to clean! Smaller air fryers have detachable baskets that can easily be soaked and cleaned. Larger air fryer trays can be put directly in the dishwasher or be hand-washed.
Appetizers and Snacks
Desserts and Sweets
I hope this list gave you some ideas for your holiday planning. I'd love to hear from you, let me know your favorite air fryer recipes below! If you tried any of these holiday air fryer recipes leave a comment below!