What are the best things to cook in an air fryer?

Air fried tandoori style salmon with rice, saag and chickpeas

On the fence about buying an air fryer? I was too once upon a time. My only regret? I didn’t buy one sooner. The range of dishes you can make with a good air fryer is almost endless. But the way, a good fryer? We recommend the COSORI Air Fryer currently.

Of course, some dishes work better than others in the air fryer. The following list are our favorite dishes to cook in an air fryer. These always put a smile on our faces, they probably will for you too!

Loaded crinkle cut fries

Ore-Ida Golden Crinkles French Fried Potatoes loaded fries side
Ore-Ida Golden Crinkles French Fried Potatoes loaded fries side

Whether you’re cooking fresh fries or using store bought, a heaving plate of crisp fries is the perfect base for your favorite toppings. The only things in your way to enjoying a delicious dinner? Your imagination and the size of your plate! More details.

Perfect eggs

Air fried hard and soft boiled eggs
Air fried hard and soft boiled eggs

Th air fryer makes for a perfectly precise tool so you can cook eggs time and again in a replicable fashion. No more guessing about hard or soft yolks. More details.

Beautifully flaky salmon

Tandoori style salmon perfectly flaky
Tandoori style salmon perfectly flaky

Salmon cooks up perfectly in the air fryer. Cook the fish hot and fast like in this tandoori style salmon dish and you can lock in the favor; the result will remind you why you love salmon so much. No dry, boring fish here!

Nachos

Nachos with air fried low carb tortilla chips
Nachos with air fried low carb tortilla chips

You can turn regular tortilla into a delicious crisp base for nachos in just minutes with an air fryer. You can then build the nano plate of your dreams. More details.

Vegan burgers

Beyond Burger 2020 reformulation air fried on bun
Beyond Burger 2020 reformulation air fried on bun

Many of the modern vegan burger brands cook up great in an air fryer. These cooking technique minimizes greasy and splatter that’s common when cooking in the pan. More details.

Restaurant style tandoori chicken tikka

Air fried tandoori chicken tikka
Air fried tandoori chicken tikka

Cooking this marinated chicken at a high heat quickly locks in delicious flavor. The result is juicy chicken with a charred finish. These tender chicken bites can be used in curries, wraps, or as a fun salad topping. More details.

English sausage rolls

Air fried sausage rolls

This classic British grab and go snack cooks up beautifully in an air fryer. You’ll get a golden brown finish from the hot circulating air plus juicy quickly cooked sausage. More details.

Hot dogs

Air fried hot dog close up
Air fried hot dog close up

Once you’ve cooked a hot dog in an air fryer you’ll wonder why you used any other method. Bonus points for using the fryer right at the end to crisp your bun too! More details.

Potatoes of all varieties

Air fried potato wedges
Air fried potato wedges

Potatoes are one of the most versatile and most loved vegetables out there. They’re also fantastic when cooked in the air fryer. Check out our complete guide to air frying potatoes for all the ways you can turn the humble spud into a delicious dish. More details here.