Most would agree frying foods often makes them taste better, but it’s not usually the healthiest or the keto-friendliest choice. Introducing the air fryer to shift this paradigm and give you healthier and keto fried recipes, so you don’t have to miss out!
Owning an air fryer can make your culinary life a little more interesting and efficient when you’re following a ketogenic diet. This small countertop convection oven is specially designed to simulate deep frying without you needing to submerge your food in oil. With a fan circulating hot air at high speed, you can produce a crisp layer and crunchy fried-tasting food right there in your kitchen, without the traditional method of frying with oil. If you own an air fryer, you’ll love these tasty keto meals:
1. Spicy Keto Chicken Nuggets!
Most commercially available chicken nuggets are carb-heavy and fried in oils that many health experts deem unhealthy, such as partially hydrogenated vegetable oils. This increases your risk of consuming trans fats, which are created through the industrial process when hydrogen is added to vegetable oils. Using an air fryer is another way to avoid these chemically altered oils, as well as cutting down the time you spend in your kitchen. These spicy keto chicken nuggetstake less than 20 minutes to make and are packed full of flavor! Instead of traditional carb-heavy breadcrumbs, this recipe uses pork rind crumbs and keto sriracha mayo as a dipping sauce!
2. Salmon Skillet with Roasted Veggies
Boost your intake of healthy fatty fish with this air fryer salmon skillet recipe. This easy, cheesy 40-minute dish involves salmon that’s perfectly oily and juicy on the inside and lightly crispy on the outside. Your salmon is seasoned with lime juice, salt, and pepper and paired with a tasty veggie mix of bell peppers and onions.
3. Keto Onion Rings!
Onion rings are a BBQ, game-day, and sports bar classic, but they’re not usually keto-friendly. Say hello to these crunchy keto onion rings made with eggs, finely crushed pork rinds, and aromatic seasonings like garlic powder and paprika! Get creative in your keto kitchen and experiment with your favorite seasonings.
4. Fried Pickles
Pickles seem to be an acquired taste, and you either like pickles or you don’t. If you’re a pickle fan, you’ll probably be a fan of these air fryer keto fried pickles. All you need is 11 minutes and 8 simple ingredients to create this crunchy keto dish. This recipe uses parmesan cheese, dill pickle slices, an egg, almond flour, pork rinds, and other palatable ingredients.
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