Yes, You Need an Air Fryer, & Here's What You Should Make in It

Mar 5, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. ET

It seems like these days, everyone is going crazy for new kitchen appliances that make eating healthy easier. First, it was the Instant Pot, and now, it's the air fryer. I mean, we all love fried food, but it's no secret deep-frying food in oil isn't the healthiest way to prepare your meals.

Enter the air fryer. This device seems borderline miraculous because it allows you to eat all your favorite fried foods while still being health-conscious. Air fryers cook your food by circulating super-hot air around your food at a rapid speed, allowing things to get nice and browned all over without the use of tons of oil. A lot of times, you can get away with just using a quick spray of canola oil and still get chicken wings, french fries and other crispy snacks that are a crunchy golden-brown. It's perfect for people who are trying to reduce their fat intake. Air fryers are also great for making frozen snacks and reheating leftovers.

It can always seem daunting to learn the ins and outs of using a new appliance, but air fryers are super-simple to use. These mouthwatering recipes are more than enough to convince you to give one a try.

1 /11: Air Fryer Popcorn Chicken

1/11 :Air Fryer Popcorn Chicken

2 /11: Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs

2/11 :Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs

3 /11: Crispy Air Fryer Szechuan Duck

3/11 :Crispy Air Fryer Szechuan Duck

4 /11: Vegan Tacos With Air-Fryer Potatoes

4/11 :Vegan Tacos With Air-Fryer Potatoes

5 /11: Air Fryer Honey-Garlic Chicken Wings

5/11 :Air Fryer Honey-Garlic Chicken Wings

6 /11: Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings

6/11 :Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings

7 /11: Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

7/11 :Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

8 /11: Air Fryer Curly Cajun Fries

8/11 :Air Fryer Curly Cajun Fries

9 /11: Air Fryer Doughnut Puffs

9/11 :Air Fryer Doughnut Puffs

10 /11: Air Fryer Garlic-Parmesan Potato Chips

10/11 :Air Fryer Garlic-Parmesan Potato Chips

11 /11: Air Fryer Orange Tofu

11/11 :Air Fryer Orange Tofu