Each month, 517 Magazine surveys readers on our social media channels and even in person when we can on various food-related topics. Many of our polls are related to restaurants so that we can share support with these local establishments that really need us.
For our April issue, however, we touched on the popularity of air fryers. From brands to favorite foods to try and even some “fails,” we covered most of the results in our April edition of 517 Magazine.
But there were some yummy-sounding recipes in our poll results, and we thought we’d share a few here. Please remember that air-frying times can vary.
Air-Fryer Bagels from Deb Geisler-Roundtree
1 cup of Fage fat-free plain Greek yogurt
1 cup of self-rising flour
1 egg (for egg wash)
Optional: “Everything but the bagel” seasoning
What to do:
Mix and roll yogurt and flour into 4 bagels.
Apply egg wash and sprinkle with seasoning.
Spray basket with cooking spray and cook for about 10 minutes at 330 degrees.
*Fage is the brand chosen for best consistency.
Easy Air Fryer Chicken Wings from the 517 Staff
Wing sauce of your choice, approx. ½ cup in mixing bowl
Wings, split at the ridge
What to do:
Coat your wings in flour and then sprinkle generously with paprika, followed by salt and pepper.
Air fry for approximately 18-20 minutes (this could change depending on your model), turning halfway through the cook time.
When wings are ready, add to your sauce in mixing bowl and simply toss until coated.
Sweet-Potato Fries from Linda Fragge-Kahler
Sweet-potato fry cuts (bagged or cut yourself)
Crushed, dried rosemary
What to do:
Use a pestle and mortar to crush your dried rosemary, set aside.
Lightly coat your fries with olive oil.
Lightly salt with coarse salt and sprinkle rosemary.
Fry times vary based on the unit and size of fries — it can take up to 20 minutes.
Reader Dina E. loves salmon in her air fryer. She uses a touch of olive oil with lemon garlic and Old Bay seasoning. Reader Ali K. said she loved Bang Bang Brussels sprouts and sausage, so we did some digging to find a recipe for that from the Cooking Channel.
There’s certainly something behind the air-fryer craze that makes it sustainable. It easily provides that “crisp” that sometimes you just can’t get in the oven — and, of course, it requires way less (if not any) of the oil that you would need for a regular fryer. That saves calories and expense.
Have a recipe that you use and enjoy with your air fryer? Send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add it to this article.
Happy air frying!