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    17 Airfryer Recipes People Can't Stop Making

    AKA, how to use that Airfryer you got for Christmas.

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    If you're the owner of a brand new air fryer, you're probably wondering what the heck you can make in it. Well, we've got you covered.

    To start, if you're a total air fryer newbie and want to find out the ins and outs of your new gadget, you can read our review of it here. When you're ready to try out some recipes, here are 17 recipes to get you started. From savory mains like spicy chicken empanadas, to snacks like dark brown sugar-dusted doughnuts, this list might just convince you that anything can be improved with an air fryer.

    1. Spicy Chicken Empanadas

    Makes about 10 empanadas you can have for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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    2. Chicken Fried Rice

    All of the fried rice goodness, without the greased up stovetop (and oil-splattered shirt) to deal with.

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    3. Garlic Baked Potatoes

    Top with cheese, butter, bacon bits, or simply a sprinkle of sea salt.

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    4. Crispy Brussels Sprouts

    If your Brussels sprouts are on the larger side, slice them into thirds to make sure you don't end up with any hard, uncooked sections.

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    5. Parmesan Dill Fried Pickle Chips

    Dill pickles + panko bread crumbs = Salty, savory, and crunchy chips you can't get at any grocery store.

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    6. 3-Ingredient Fried Catfish

    Make sure to thoroughly dry all moisture from your fish so the fish fry seasoning can stick to the fish.

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    7. Bang Bang Shrimp

    The star of this dish, TBH, is this bang bang sauce made with Greek yogurt, Sriracha, and sweet chili sauce.

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    8. Greek Spanakopita Pie (Spinach and Turkey Pie)

    Have any leftover vegetables? Toss them onto filo pastry and airfry it.

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    9. Potato Latke Bites

    The trick to these perfectly shaped latke bites is a silicone mold, which is Airfryer-safe and easy to clean.

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    10. Jalapeño Poppers

    Crispy, creamy, and oh-so-spicy.

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    11. Flourless Fried Chicken

    These healthyish drumsticks use an oats-and-cauliflower crumb to achieve a perfectly crispy texture.

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    12. Ranch Kale Chips

    Amazing what two tablespoons of oil and some vegan ranch seasoning can do to tough kale.

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    13. Breakfast Pockets

    This breakfast pocket is a great meal for adding any leftover vegetables and meats you've got sitting in the fridge.

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    14. Crispy Steak Fries

    French fries are basically the #1 secret reason everyone gets an air fryer, so this recipe is kind of a must.

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    15. Roasted Broccoli in Spicy Yogurt Marinade

    You can cut this recipe time in half by simply buying bagged broccoli florets.

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    16. Flaky, Sugar-Dusted Doughnuts

    A can of biscuit dough, dark brown sugar, and a pinch of cinnamon go a long way to make doughnuts that are perfectly crisped on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

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    17. Chicken Tenders

    This easy recipe is a good alternative to whatever fast food your kids might be craving as an after-school snack.

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