How to air fry shishito peppers

Air fried shishito peppers


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400F
  2. Coat peppers with a tablespoon canola oil and shake in a container to coat evenly
  3. Cook for 6 minutes ay 400F, shaking peppers once half way through

This recipe is based of using the COSORI Air Fryer (affiliate link, we get a fee if you buy!).

When a friend handed me these garden fresh shishito peppers from his Summer harvest recently – I knew exactly what would be happening next – a visit to the air fryer of course!

These Japanese peppers aren’t too spicy, and have a nice sweetness to them. Just a little coating of oil helps them crisp up. I prefer to salt to taste after cooking – not before.

You could also go a little further than six minutes but do keep an eye on the peppers. Once they start to crisp the progress quickly and you don’t want to overly char them.

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This guide is presented as a reference only. Many variables may influence your own cooking times. If in doubt contact your air fryer or product manufacturer. Please ensure your food is thoroughly cooked before consuming. See here for more info on using our recipes.

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