9 Air Fryer Recipes You Can Whip Up Quickly

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If you’re on a diet but can’t imagine living in a world without fried food, consider preparing your meals with an air fryer! It’s an alternative cooking method that is healthier than deep frying. Better yet, air fryers will prepare your meals in a timely fashion — some air fryer recipes don’t even take more than 15 minutes! The quick cook time is definitely a plus for many, given our hustle culture. So if you’re keen on dishing out mean air fryer cuisine, here are nine easy air fryer recipes in Singapore that even beginner cooks can whip up with ease!

What cannot be cooked in an air fryer

Before you start following some air fryer recipes in Singapore, know what kind of foods can't be put into the air fryer.
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While a quick meal might sound enticing, do note that an air fryer is not able to cook everything, this includes: 

  • Battered foods: The outer coating of these foods are usually heavy and wet
  • Leafy greens: The lightweight leaves will get blown around and create a big mess
  • Cheese: It will ooze out before it gets crisp

Quick air fryer meal recipes in Singapore

1. Air Fried Pasta Chips

Pasta chips is a current trend of air fryer recipes in Singapore.
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If you’ve been spending hours on TikTok, then you would have come across one of the latest air fryer recipe trends in Singapore — pasta chips. It serves as the perfect fun appetizer especially if you are a cheese lover. And since it is a quick air fryer recipe, it will be a breeze even for beginners. You can literally cook and eat it at any time of the day, with any pasta of your choice! 

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 pax

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 230g rigatoni pasta
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • Spices (your choice)

Recipe Instructions:

  1. Cook the rigatoni pasta (available on Shopee Supermarket) in salted water and transfer it to a bowl once done
  2. Add parmesan cheese, olive oil, and spices (all available on Shopee Supermarket) of your choice into the bowl and toss well 
  3. Air fry at 200 degree celsius for about 20 minutes until it is golden and crispy, shaking the basket a few times
  4. Remove the air fryer and allow it to cool before eating 

2. Air Fried Bagels

The air fried bagels make a good air fryer recipe for beginners in Singapore. The recipe features a simple set of ingredients and doesn’t have any complex cooking techniques either. Just lay out the right mix of ingredients, roll up the flour to the optimal thickness and let the air fryer do its magic! We recommend making a couple of these bagels for breakfast along with a strong brew of your favourite coffee!

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 pax

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • Toppings of your choice

Recipe Instructions:

  1. Mix all-purpose flour, baking powder (both available on Shopee Supermarket) and salt together
  2. Then, combine the mixture with Greek yogurt and stir thoroughly. Place the dough on a floured surface and knead until you form a ball
  3. Separate the dough into four pieces and roll them into circles. Flatten them with the back of a spoon and stick a hole in the middle.
  4. Using a pastry brush (available on Shopee Supermarket), spread the egg over the bagel dough. Add your favourite toppings such as tuna, peanut butter (both available on Shopee Supermarket) or cheese.
  5. Coat the air fryer basket with oil (available on Shopee Supermarket) and place the bagels inside. Cook on 200 degree celsius for about 10 minutes. Remove and allow it to cool before serving.

3. Air Fried Corn On The Cob

Who can ever say no to corn on the cob? Although a simple treat, it packs loads of flavours that are sure to satisfy anyone’s taste buds. Corn is often cooked using traditional methods in Singapore, but you can also consider giving it a run through this air fryer recipe! This air fryer recipe works for those looking for a gluten-free food option as well.

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 2-3 pax

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 3 corn ears
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)

Recipe Instructions:

  1. Shuck your corn (available on Shopee Supermaket) by peeling away some of the outer layers and removing the husk 
  2. Lightly brush the corn with olive oil and rub it with some salt and pepper
  3. Air fry the corn for 13 minutes 

4. Air Fried Rice With Teriyaki Edamame & Pineapple

Can’t live without rice? Well, here’s an air fryer recipe in Singapore that includes your favourite ingredient! This is also a treat for those who like their dishes on the sweet side. The teriyaki sauce and pineapple promise a touch of sweetness that goes well with a hearty bowl of rice. The inclusion of edamame provides an added crunchy texture that compliments the softness of the rice.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2-3 pax

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 150g edamame (shelled)
  • 1 can of pineapples
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 64g teriyaki sauce 

Recipe Instructions:

  1. Combine the rice and water. Then, microwave it for 6 minutes
  2. Mix in soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, sliced pineapples (all available on Shopee Supermarket) and shelled edamame (available on Chinatown Food Official Store)
  3. Add everything into a dish and air fry for 15 minutes

Quick air fryer snack recipes in Singapore

5. Air Fried Potato Chips 

Need something even simpler? Then try out this air fryer recipe for potato chips which features an even simpler set of ingredients that even beginners can follow. To amp up the taste of your potato chips, we suggest dipping them in sauces like cheese or even mayonnaise!

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 1-2 pax

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 medium potato
  • 1 tbsp oil spray
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic powder

Recipe Instructions:

  1. Preheat your air fryer at 170 degree celsius for 5 minutes
  2. Slice the potato into thin slices, discarding the small end pieces
  3. Place the slices into a bowl and spray with oil. Then, season them with salt, pepper and garlic powder (all available on Shopee Supermarket).
  4. Spray the air fryer basket with oil and lay the slices in a single layer, making sure not to overlap them
  5. Air fry the potato for 10 minutes before flipping them around to air fry for another 5 minutes. Let the chips cool for extra crunch.

6. Air Fried Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls 

Pump up the protein and go bold on the good fats! This air fryer recipe is ideal for hardcore meat lovers in Singapore on a diet. You’ll find that meals like these are a beacon of hope on your journey to a healthier lifestyle. Try making some of these buffalo chicken egg rolls as a cheat snack or even a protein replenishment after a good workout session. It’s definitely an air fryer recipe that will provide a quick boost to your day!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 pax

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 4 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • 4 cups of chicken broth 
  • Shredded cabbage
  • Sliced green onion 
  • ½ bottle Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
  • Nasoya egg roll wrappers
  • 1 tbsp of butter
  • Oil
  • Blue cheese (optional)

Recipe Instructions:

  1. Add the chicken breasts (available on BBQ Chef Official Store) into a pot and pour chicken broth over. Shred the chicken after it is cooked.
  2. Melt the butter in a skillet and add it with the white part of the sliced green onions
  3. Add the shredded cabbage and shredded chicken into the mixture. Then, stir it while adding Frank’s Red Hot sauce.
  4. Lay out an egg roll wrapper and place the filling on it
  5. Brush your egg rolls with oil and air fry it for 10 minutes or until it becomes golden brown
  6. Pair your egg rolls with blue cheese

7. Air Fried Ranch Zucchini Chips

Here’s another guilt-free snack, ranch zucchini chips! This air fryer recipe also makes for a great party snack in Singapore! After all, a typical zucchini can provide more than enough slices to serve up a small gathering of friends. Don’t worry if you’re a beginner cook, this air fryer recipe includes various types of sauce dips to go with your zucchini chips. We also recommend the roasted red pepper hummus, as it provides a nice mushy texture that adds a little spice to your chips!

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings:  2-3 pax

Recipe Ingredients:

  • ⅔ cup of breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp of ranch seasoning mix
  • 1 zucchini 
  • 2 egg whites
  • Ketchup (optional)

Recipe Instructions:

  1. Mix the breadcrumbs (available on Shopee Supermarket) with ranch seasoning
  2. Slice the zucchini into small pieces and put them in a bowl, then add the egg whites
  3. Spread the breadcrumbs on top of the sliced zucchinis and air fry them for 10 minutes 
  4. Dip in ketchup and enjoy!

8. Air Fried Bacon & Cheese Egg Bites

This is a match made in heaven. Bacon alone is enough to satisfy any meat lover. But bacon AND cheese? Wow! If you love the salty flavours of bacon along with the mix of cheese then this is the air fryer recipe for you! You can even try air frying them in cupcake holders (available on YY HOME-2.sg) — forming a shape that’s perfect for a packing. Try this dish as a light alternative for lunch or maybe as a little afternoon snack.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2-3 pax

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 5 eggs
  • 2 tbsp of milk
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of pepper
  • Sliced green onion
  • Chopped ham
  • Shredded cheese

Recipe Instructions:

  1. Add the sliced green onions and chopped ham (and any other ingredients you want) into the air fryer tray
  2. Cook in the air fryer for 3 minutes
  3. Crack five eggs into a bowl and add milk, salt and pepper 
  4. Whisk the mixture, then distribute it evenly among the servings in the egg frying pan
  5. Top it off with shredded cheese 
  6. Cook in the air fryer for another 12 minutes

9. Air Fried Crispy Tofu

Calling all tofu lovers out there! This air fryer recipe in Singapore is relatively simple and quick, just right if you are a beginner cook. All you need is a marinated tofu and it will only take 15 minutes to fry. Other than black sesame oil and soy sauce, you can also choose to add your own spices to the dish that will add a more delicate taste. This includes paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, curry powder and turmeric. 

Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 pax

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 box hard tofu
  • 2-3 tbsp black sesame oil
  • 2-3 tbsp soy sauce
  • Spice powders (your choice)
  • ¼ cup cornstarch 

Recipe Instructions:

  1. Cut the tofu into small pieces and marinate them however you like
  2. Put the tofu in a bowl and mix with a bit of black sesame oil and soy sauce 
  3. Mix all the spices of your choice with the tofu
  4. Marinate the tofu in the fridge for another 30 minutes
  5. Dip the tofu in cornstarch (available on Chai Huat Store) and air fry them

Get ready to try out these air fryer recipes

Aside from the recipes listed above, we’ve prepared even more creative air fryer recipes that are trending on TikTok in the video below!

After you’ve tried these fuss-free yet delicious air fryer recipes in Singapore, you may never go back to deep fryers again! But before you start cooking, be sure to equip yourself with one of the best air fryers in Singapore. Some of them even come with different functions to help speed up your cooking process — perfect for busy Singaporeans! And while you’re at it, you can also try making your own coconut shake to go along with the fried snacks you just made. Lazy to head out to do your own grocery shopping? Shop from these meat delivery vendors in Singapore for hassle-free cooking! And if you’re short of any other groceries or household items, we have them at great prices at Shopee Supermarket, so head over there now!

This article was updated on 30-08-2021. Additional research was done by Gabriel Choo. 

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