AIR FRYER CUCUMBER CHIPC FRITTERS

I love the twist I have added to this air fryer cucumber fritters! This gives it a totally unique taste. I have tried making my cucumber chips in the air fryer using different methods that range from skipping the breadcrumbs, to adding more seasoning, but this method has been my go-to!

Air-frying cucumber chips are a unique and delicious way to enjoy cucumbers in a new light.

AIR FRYER CUCUMBER CHIPC RECIPE

Why air fryer CUCUMBER fries?

This is a great way to use up leftover cucumbers. I love that it has helped my little child to love eating cucumbers! He wouldn’t eat the raw ones, but this has been a hit!

Why Would You Love This Recipe?

It’s fast and makes an amazing snack.

It’s kid-friendly – Mine love this air fryer cucumber chips.

It gives a new taste – you can customize the seasoning accordingly.

Air Fryer Cucumber Fritters Ingredients

  • 1 medium-sized cucumber
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1/2 cup Breadcrumbs

Air Fryer Cucumber Fritters Recipe

Step 1: Prepare the Cucumber.

  1. Wash the cucumber.
  2. Slice evenly. I sliced mine with my food processor as it gave an even cut and pour the sliced cucumber into a bowl.
  3. Sprinkle with a little salt and let them sit for about 10 minutes. This process will help draw out excess moisture.

Step 2: Break the egg into a bowl and mix properly. In another separate container, add the flour. In a third container, add the breadcrumbs.

Step 3: Dip a slice of cucumber into the egg, then dip it into the flour to coat it evenly, followed by the Breadcrumb. Repeat this process until you have completely coated your sliced cucumbers in egg, flour, and breadcrumbs (in this order).

Step 4: Preheat Air Fryer. Set your air fryer to 375°F (190°C) and let it preheat for a few minutes.

Step 5: Cooking. Lightly spray the air fryer basket with oil (this step can be omitted; I usually don’t spray mine as the bread crumbs don’t stick to the basket. Place the cucumber fritters in a single layer in the air fryer basket, ensuring they don’t touch. Cook for 6-8 minutes on one side until golden brown. Then, flip the fritters and cook for an additional 5-6 minutes or until both sides are crispy and golden.

Serve: Remove the fritters from the air fryer and serve hot. They pair well with yogurt-based dips, sour cream, or tzatziki sauce.

AIR FRYER CUCUMBER CHIPC FRITTERS

Tips

  • It’s essential to drain the moisture from the cucumbers thoroughly; otherwise, your fritters might turn out soggy.
  • For added flavor, consider incorporating other herbs like parsley or mint.
  • Add a dash of chili flakes or a small amount of grated jalapeño to the batter for a spicy kick.

Are cucumber chips nutritious?

Yes, cucumbers are low in calories, contain beneficial antioxidants, and provide hydration due to their high water content. However, remember that the nutrients may decrease slightly during the cooking process.

Can you make cucumber chips without an air fryer?

Yes, cucumber chips can also be baked in an oven. Though the texture might differ slightly, baking them on a parchment-lined tray at a low temperature can achieve a chip-like consistency. Bake at 200°C for 5 more minutes. Adjust the timing depending on the thickness of your cucumber and the layers of coating.

why are my cucumber chips soggy?

Sogginess can result from not removing enough moisture from the cucumber slices before cooking or overcrowding the air fryer basket. Ensure the slices are dry and cooked in a single, non-overlapping layer. Drain any water before dipping your cucumber into the egg/flour/breadcrumbs.

How do you make them crispy?

To ensure crispiness, slice the cucumbers uniformly and thin, remove as much moisture as possible with paper towels or a cloth, and ensure they are cooked in a single layer in the air fryer without overlapping.

Can you flavor them differently?

Absolutely! You can season cucumber chips with various seasonings like garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, cayenne pepper, or even cheese powder. Experimenting with different herbs and spices can lead to exciting flavor combinations.

How long do they take to cook in an air fryer?

Typically, cucumber chips take about 10-12 minutes at 375°F (190°C) in the air fryer. However, this can vary based on the thickness of the slices and the specific air fryer model.

Can you store leftover cucumber chips?

While best consumed fresh, you can store leftover cucumber chips in an airtight container for up to 2 days. They might lose some crispiness, so you can briefly reheat them in the air fryer to crisp.

y of vegetables like zucchini, carrots, sweet potatoes, and kale using the same air frying method.

Is there any dip you recommend with cucumber chips?

Cucumber chips pair well with dips like tzatziki, hummus, guacamole, or even a yogurt-based herb dip.

Yield: 4 servings

Air fryer Cucumber Chips Recipe

AIR FRYER CUCUMBER CHIPC FRITTERS

Ingredients

  • 1 medium-sized cucumber
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1/2 cup Breadcrumbs

Instructions

Step 1: Prepare the Cucumber.

  1. Wash the cucumber.
  2. Slice evenly. I sliced mine with my food processor as it gave an even cut and pour the sliced cucumber into a bowl.
  3. Sprinkle with a little salt and let them sit for about 10 minutes. This process will help draw out excess moisture.

Step 2: Break the egg into a bowl and mix properly. In another separate container, add the flour. In a third container, add the breadcrumbs.

Step 3: Dip a slice of cucumber into the egg, then dip it into the flour to coat it evenly, followed by the Breadcrumb. Repeat this process until you have completely coated your sliced cucumbers in egg, flour, and breadcrumbs (in this order).

Step 4: Preheat Air Fryer. Set your air fryer to 375°F (190°C) and let it preheat for a few minutes.

Step 5: Cooking. Lightly spray the air fryer basket with oil (this step can be omitted; I usually don't spray mine as the bread crumbs don't stick to the basket. Place the cucumber fritters in a single layer in the air fryer basket, ensuring they don’t touch. Cook for 6-8 minutes on one side until golden brown. Then, flip the fritters and cook for an additional 5-6 minutes or until both sides are crispy and golden.

Serve: Remove the fritters from the air fryer and serve with your desired sauce/dips.

Conclusion

Air Fryer Cucumber Fritters are a refreshing twist on the traditional fritter. Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, these are sure to become a favorite snack or side dish!

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