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If you recently got an air fryer but don’t know how to use it, you’re not alone. Air fryer recipes, especially healthy air fryer recipes, are some of the most searched for on the internet. However, you don’t have to scroll through pages and pages of Pinterest to learn the best tips and tricks.
Amazon is filled with air fryer cookbooks to teach you the basics and provide recipes beyond french fries and chicken tenders. Heck, you can make steaks, crispy veggies and even some baked goods with your air fryer!
Keep in mind that an air fryer is pretty much just a small convection oven. The only difference is that instead of baking, it air fries by rapidly circulating hot air around your food. This creates a crispy texture, similar to deep frying (but with a lot less oil).
You can get this magnetic air fryer cheat sheet that provides heat levels and cook times for air frying most foods. But if you want actual step-by-step recipes and instructions, take a look at some of Amazon’s best-selling air fryer cookbooks below to make better meals ASAP.
1. Air Fryer Cookbook: 600 Effortless Air Fryer Recipes for Beginners and Advanced Users, $9.90
If you want to make easy, no-fuss recipes, this air fryer cookbook is for you. Inside, you’ll find tons of recipes for air-fried poultry, beef and pork in addition to quick snacks, side dishes, vegetables, desserts and more. If you can fry it, this cookbook has the recipe for it.
2. The Skinnytaste Air Fryer Cookbook: The 75 Best Healthy Recipes for Your Air Fryer, $14.07
Skinnytaste is a well-known blog filled with healthy recipes. However, its air fryer cookbook will provide you with 75 of its best healthy air fryer recipes. Try its recipe for blueberry lemon yogurt muffins for breakfast, the crispy za’atar chickpeas as a snack or its cheesy green chile-chicken chimichangas for dinner.
3. Simple Air Fryer Cookbook with Pictures: Easy Recipes for Beginners with Tips & Tricks to Fry, Grill, Roast, and Bake, $16.99
If you’re more of a visual learner, this air fryer cookbook includes pictures for every single recipe in the book. Most cookbooks include photos throughout, but not for every recipe like this one does. You can make most of its recipes in under 30 minutes, too. Talk about easy!
4. Air Fryer Perfection: From Crispy Fries and Juicy Steaks to Perfect Vegetables, What to Cook & How to Get the Best Results, $18.61
America’s Test Kitchen put a lot of work into compiling this book of air fryer recipes. According to the product description, the team cooked more than 70 pounds of potatoes to create the perfect air fryer french fry. However, it also includes recipes for a perfectly cooked steak, chicken parmesan and crispy Brussels sprouts. Many of the recipes include a main dish and a side dish for a complete meal, too.
5. The Essential Air Fryer Cookbook for Beginners: Easy, Foolproof Recipes for Your Air Fryer, $13.59
If you’re a beginner when it comes to air frying, this cookbook takes it back to the basics. Try your hand at easy-to-follow recipes for baked eggs, potato chips, ribs or even chocolate bundt cake.
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