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America's Test Kitchen Takes on Air Frying in "Air Fryer Perfection"

When we started developing recipes for Air Fryer Perfection, we found that the more we cooked with our air fryers, the more we found ourselves loving this versatile tool. Rosy steaks, juicy chicken, vibrant asparagus, and pillowy potato wedges with crisp edges all emerged from the basket and were devoured. Colleagues in the test kitchen would stop by and ask, “Did you make that in the air fryer?” before stealing a bite. The best part was the ease: There was no splattering, and the device could mostly be left alone. After several months of recipe development, we had a test kitchen-tested cookbook that features 75 recipes (the full recipe list is below) for the air fryer novice or the experienced cook.


75 AIR FRYER RECIPES Air Fryer Perfection

This is the air fryer book for real cooks. We show you how to cook the foods you love—from simple sides to full meals—more conveniently, while delivering fantastic flavor.


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Full Recipe List from "Air Fryer Perfection"

Did you know that you can cook spaghetti and meatballs in the air fryer? Cheesy potato gratin? We air-fried cheeseburgers (so much easier than lugging out the grill). We got fancy and roasted boneless beef short ribs; in the air fryer's powerful heat, they emerged rich and luscious—a restaurant-quality meal involving barely any work. On the flip side, knowing how well frozen food crisps up in the air fryer, we developed homemade takes on freezer-aisle favorites that we could make ahead and air-fry whenever the craving struck. Here's a list of those recipes and the dozens more included in Air Fryer Perfection.

Chicken and Turkey

Chicken Parmesan
Chicken Nuggets
Nut-Crusted Chicken Breasts
Spicy Fried-Chicken Sandwich
Apricot-Thyme Glazed Chicken Breasts
Unstuffed Chicken Breasts with Dijon Mayonnaise
Spiced Chicken Breasts with Asparagus, Arugula, and Cannellini Bean Salad
Roasted Bone-in Chicken Breasts
Roasted Bone-in Chicken Breasts and Fingerling Potatoes with Sun-Dried Tomato Relish
Barbecued Bone-in Chicken Breasts with Creamy Coleslaw
Pomegranate Glazed Bone-in Chicken Breasts with Couscous Salad
Air-Fried Chicken
Thai Cornish Game Hens with Cucumber Salad
Teriyaki Chicken with Snow Peas
Tandoori Chicken Thighs
Shredded Chicken Thighs
Thai-Style Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Jerk Chicken Leg Quarters
Paprika Rubbed Chicken Drumsticks
Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks
Turkey Burgers
Mini Glazed Turkey Meatloaves

Beef, Pork, and Lamb

Spice-Rubbed Steak with Snap Pea and Cucumber Salad
Top Sirloin Steak with Roasted Mushrooms and Blue Cheese Sauce
Flank Steak with Roasted Potatoes and Chimichurri
Korean Steak Tips with Napa Cabbage Slaw
Coffee-Fennel Rubbed Boneless Short Rib with Roasted Celery Root Salad
Roasted Boneless Short Ribs with Red Pepper Relish
Ginger-Soy Beef and Vegetable Kebabs
Beef Satay with Red Curry Noodles
Big Italian Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles
Juicy Well-Done Cheeseburgers
Juicy Well-Done Green Chile Cheeseburgers
Juicy Well-Done Burgers with Caramelized Onions and Blue Cheese
Steak Tacos
Southwestern Beef Hand Pies
Southwestern Bean and Corn Hand Pies
Crispy Breaded Boneless Pork Chops
Roasted Bone-In Pork Chop
Lemon-Oregano Roasted Pork Chops with Tomato-Feta Salad
Fennel-Rubbed Pork Tenderloins with Zucchini Ribbon Salad
Pork Tenderloins with Prosciutto and Sage
Sweet and Smoky Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Butternut Squash
Vietnamese-Style Rice Noodle Salad with Pork
Polynesian Pork Kebabs with Pineapple and Onion
Italian Sausage and Pepper Subs
Mustard-Thyme Lamb Chops with Roasted Carrots
Lamb Sliders with Apricot Chutney with Smoky Tomato Relish
Lamb Kofte Wraps
Lamb Meatballs with Couscous


Better-Than-Boxed Fish Sticks
Tartar Sauce
Old Bay Dipping Sauce
Crunchy Air-Fried Cod Fillets
Creamy Chipotle Chhile Sauce
Roasted Cod with Lemon-Garlic Potatoes
Moroccan Spiced Halibut with Chickpea Salad
Sole and Asparagus Budnles with Tarragon Butter
Roasted Salmon Fillets
Herb-Yogurt Sauce
Mango-Mint Salsa
Orange-Mustard Glazed Salmon
Honey-Chipotle Glazed Salmon
Hoisin Glazed Salmon
Salmon Tacos with Roasted Pineapple Slaw
Swordfish Skewers wtih Tomato-Scallion Caponata
Crab Cakes with Bibb Lettuce and Apple Salad
Thai Shrimp Skewers with Peanut Dipping Sauce
Bacon-Wrapped Scallops with Spinach, Fennel, and Raspberry Salad
South Carolina-Style Shrimp Bake


Roasted Asparagus
Mint-Orange Gremolata
Tarragon-Lemon Gremolata
Air-Fried Brussels Sprouts
Crispy Shallots
Lemon-Chive Dipping Sauce
Orange-Cardamom Roasted Carrots
Cumin-Lime Roasted Carrots
Smoked Paprika-Lemon Roasted Carrots
Curried Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Salad
Roasted Green Beans with Sun-Dried Tomatoes with Sunflower Seeds
Roasted Bell Pepper Salad with Mozzarella and Basil
Roasted Bell Pepper Salad with Manchego and Olives
Baked Potatoes
Blue Cheese-Pepper Butter
Lemon-Thyme Butter
Crispy Smashed Potatoes
Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Garlic and Dill
Cheesy Potatoes
French Fries
Sriracha Dipping Sauce
Parmesan, Rosemary, and Black Pepper French Fries
BBQ Potato Wedges
Latin Potato Wedges
Steakhouse Potato Wedges
Maple-Glazed Acorn Squash
Butternut Squash with Hazelnuts and Sage
Butternut Squash with Almonds and Pomegranate
Butternut Squash with Pecans and Rosemary
Zucchini Fries