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How to quickly air fry Impossible Burgers

  1. Preheat air fryer to 400F
  2. Spray patty with fat free cooking oil
  3. Cook for five minutes at 400F
  4. Flip the burger once after three minutes
  5. Finish with a sprinkle of salt

This recipe is based of using the COSORI Air Fryer (5.8QT model, affiliate link).

This recipe works equally well for pre-made Impossible patties or made from scratch quarter pounders. If you’re making Impossible burgers yourself, one twelve ounce package is enough to make three quarter pound Impossible patties. Simply portion the meat into three with a knife, then roll each into a ball, before flattening down into round patties.

Impossible Burger
Impossible Burger
Air fried Impossible Burger
Air fried Impossible Burger

I was skeptical that the air fryer would produce a great Impossible Burger, but boy was I wrong. If anything, the quick high heat of the air fryer made for an even juicier patty than when we’ve air fried these. If you’re new to Impossible check out our review on our sister site Shop Smart here. These are currently our favorite meat free burgers.

Air fried Impossible Burger cross section
Air fried Impossible Burger cross section
Please ensure your food is always thoroughly cooked. We recommend investing in a good kitchen thermometer. Our favorite is this affordable unit from Habor We get a small referral fee for any purchases made through Amazon. Find other accessories here.

This guide is presented as a reference only. Many variables may influence your own cooking times. See here for more info on using our recipes.

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6 Comments

  1. I made this for my husband and we loved them!!! I saw other posts about cooking for longer but these instructions were perfect!!!!!
    Also, I added 2 tbsp of milk and 1 tbsp worschestershire sauce, garlic powder and some cajun seasoning (just a dash of these) and made them sooo juicy!!!

  2. Thanks for the instructions, timing was what I needed. Definitely season your “meat” for the most delicious experience! Also try topping with caramelized onions and vegan cheese, yum 🤤

    1. If possible I’d for sure recommend 60-120 seconds in the microwave on defrost mode first.

      I bet they’d cook up just fine in the air fryer from frozen, requiring maybe 2-3 minutes more. They would probably be a little over crispy on the outside mind you. Another option might be to toss the patties in during the preheat, so rather than getting an immediate blast of 400F they heat up slower (eg defrost) while the air fryer heats up. As ever, try to get a cheap kitchen thermometer (see link above) and you can experiment away; cook for a few mins, temp check, cook for a few more, temp check – thats basically how I do things.

      I haven’t tried any of the above – but next time I get some I for sure will test this out 🙂

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