11 Surprising Things You Can Air Fry

So many surprising things you can air fry. Eggs. Chickpeas. Ravioli. Cookies. Yes! Read on!

Air fryers are one of the most cost-effective and energy-efficient tools for the modern kitchen, making general cooking and meal prepping extremely easy without losing any flavor. There are a ton of videos online and on social media, like TikTok and Instagram, showing surprising things that can be cooked in an air fryer. Some of those are fake, but some are extreme time savers! What may take an oven close to an hour using other methods can sometimes get the job done in minutes in an air fryer—and without sacrificing moistness or crispiness.

We have put together a list of 11 surprising things you can air fry for you and your family to enjoy!

“Boiled” Eggs

Quick and easy "boiled" eggs! Just puncture, cook for 9 minutes for medium or 12 for hard. Transfer the eggs to an ice bath for 10 minutes. Then, crack, peel, and season!

(Carbs: 1g - Protein: 6g - Fat: 5g)

Asian Salmon

This quick marinating air fryer salmon cooks up crisp on the outside with a moist, flaky center that’s foolproof and ready in 12 minutes. Use your oven for potatoes or other roasted veggie to serve with!

(Carbs: 57g - Protein: 37g - Fat: 21g)

Chicken Parmesan

Enjoy the crispy golden flavor of chicken Parmesan without frying in oil! The chicken is coated in Italian herbs and gluten-free breadcrumbs before air frying for a restaurant-style dinner.

(Carbs: 28g - Protein: 32g - Fat: 18g)

Apple Chips

Turn fresh apple slices into chips without any oil! The air fryer uses just enough heat and air to gently dehydrate slices, perfect for dipping in creamy honey-cinnamon fruit dip.

(Carbs: 30g - Protein: 3g - Fat: 5g)

Zucchini Chips

These crispy and delicious zucchini chips are made using a simple and straightforward process that involves thinly slicing zucchini and cooking it in an air fryer.

(Carbs: 22g - Protein: 8g - Fat: 31g)

Cinnamon Sugar Chickpeas

These crispy air-fried cinnamon-sugar chickpeas are ready to eat in under 30 minutes. Eat them on their own, or pair them with cheese, jerky and raw almonds to create a salty-sweet snack box that satisfies!

(Carbs: 27g - Protein: 20g - Fat: 11g)

Homemade Pop Tarts

The whole family will love these handheld treats, which are super easy to make. Kids can even help. Using premade pie dough speeds up the process even more.

(Carbs: 114g - Protein: 8g - Fat: 35g)

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy, moist, delicious homemade cookies that are super easy to make. No need to wait for the oven to warm up to make this fantastically delicious recipe.

(Carbs: 13g - Protein: 2g - Fat: 5g)

Crispy Ravioli Puffs

Crunchy toasted ravioli is a simple Italian appetizer, breaded with Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs. Serve with some homemade or store-bought marinara sauce for dipping. 

(Carbs: 42g - Protein: 12g - Fat: 16g)

Mexican Street Corn

Air Fryer Mexican Street Corn On The Cob, also goes by the name elotes and may become your new favorite corn dish. It takes only 10 minutes and is loaded with creamy delicious chili and cotija cheese sauce, then topped with fresh cilantro.

(Carbs: 42g - Protein: 28g - Fat: 45g)


Quiche happens in 10 minutes in the air fryer. This means you can have something fancy on a weekday m morning and not slave over the oven!

(Carbs: 18g - Protein: 21g - Fat: 58g)

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