Air fryers are the hottest kitchen trend for 2022. These are the recipes to get practising with and inspired by.

In these days of soaring energy prices, air fryers are a much-discussed commodity. The must-have kitchen appliance for 2022, more us than ever are clearing prized counter space for this nifty gadget – and with good reason. An air fryer bakes and roasts just as an oven does, but the fact that its high temperature heating elements are located only on the top, assisted by a powerful fan, ensures that food crisps up in mere moments – all without nearly as much oil as a deep-fryer. There is no pre-heating required; the food comes out beautifully crispy yet juicy. Plus, you can use them to cook anything from frozen to fresh foods, many of which require no oil at all – simply season and go.

In short, then, they are the perfect kitchen accoutrement for the times we find ourselves living through, saving time, energy and money. Should you need any more convincing, check out these delicious air fryer recipes.

Air Fryer Crunchy Chilli-Spiced Chickpeas


This is the perfect recipes for any keen cook who wants to economise without compromising on flavour. Chickpeas are full of vitamins, minerals and fibre – and make the best quick, tasty and inexpensive lunch. And never are they more delicious than when crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside like this. The chilli gives them an excellent kick – eat this dish all by itself, as a soup topper, or with a dollop of garlicky Greek yogurt. Find the recipe here.

Air Fryer Zucchini, Corn And Halloumi Fritters


If you want an easy way to get a couple of veggies in with a quick mid-week dinner, these delicious bites ae packed with protein thanks to the eggs and halloumi as well as vitamins – and plus they’re super tasty and easy to make. An all-round win. Find the recipe here.

Fried Chicken Wings With Instant Mush

Olive Magazine

High starch instant mash makes these chicken wings a crispy delight that, once you start gnawing in the manner of Henry VIII, it’s hard to stop. The jalapeno dip is only for the those whose taste buds are made of stern stuff but certainly add a kick if you think you can handle it. Otherwise aioli would be a delicious alternative. Find the recipe here.

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

BBC Good Food

The wonder of an air fryer is that you can achieve exemplary crispiness without loading up on gallons of oil – as evidenced by this lovely sweet potato fries recipe. All the taste, none of the deep-fried fats. Toss them in sweet paprika and dig in. Find the recipe here.

Sesame Chicken

Air Fryer Fanatics

A perfect bowl of comfort food as we approach autumn. The ginger, garlic, sesame seeds, orange juice and green onions make this one that’s as good for fighting off seasonal colds as for devouring hungrily in front of the fire at the end of a chilly day. Find the recipe here.

’Nduja Arancini

Olive Magazine

These balls of joy that hail from Sicily via the lovely Bancone restaurant in Covent Garden, are packed full of flavour thanks to the saffron, ‘nduja and Grana Padano. Perfect for parties or simply for a quick and delicious supper. Find the recipe here.

Cinnamon-Sugar Air Fryer Recipes

Julie’s Eats and Treats

Air fryers are fantastic for quick and healthy dinners – but that does not mean that you should neglect knocking up the odd treat or two in yours. These doughnuts take just a few minutes to fry before you roll them in butter and cinnamon-sugar – and, we can attest from experience, they take even less time than that to eat. Find the recipe here.

Air Fryer Oat Pancakes


Sunday mornings should, by rights, begin with pancakes. But, as Delish notes, ‘this breakfast treat is a winner with almost everyone. Well, that is, except for the cook, who is all-too-often stuck by the griddle turning out batch after batch. No longer, thanks to the air fryer, which makes giant single-serving pancakes a breeze.’ Made with oats, they are high in fibre and keep you happy and sated – until, that is, a Sunday walk takes you to the pub for a roast lunch. Find the recipe here.

Air Baked Molten Lava Cake

Moma Told Me

All you need to make these dreamily gooey cakes in the air fryer is self-raising flour, sugar, unsalted butter, eggs and dark chocolate. And, without much ado, you have restaurant-worthy puddings that are ready in just ten minutes. Find the recipe here.

3 Of The Best Air Fryers

Tempted to invest? These ones have received rave reviews.


Foodi MAX Health Grill Air Fryer & Dehydrator AG551UK, £200


Air Fryer 4.7L, £99.99

Sage Appliances

The Smart Oven™ Air Fryer, £329.95

By Nancy Alsop
September 2022

Nancy Alsop


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