Recently, we can’t help but notice there are a lot of TikTok trends that use an air fryer. This somewhat random piece of kitchenware is useful and can give you a nice even crisp on your accordion-cut potatoes or your carrot bacon. It’s also slightly healthier because regular frying requires a lot more oil. That being said, if you don’t have an air fryer, you can usually get similar results in the oven. Here are some TikTok foods that use an air fryer.
Carrot bacon is more or less what it sounds like: strips of carrot made to resemble bacon. This is done by adding smoky and umami flavors to mimic the smoky taste of real bacon, while being completely vegan. And to get that signature crisp, yes, an air fryer is used.
There are quite a few viral potato recipes going around TikTok, some of which use an air fryer. These include potato stacks (stacked thin-cut potatoes), accordion potatoes (potato squares cut into an accordion shape), and french fries.
Fried Cheese Bites
These cleverly simple breaded cheese bites use mini BabyBell cheeses which are fried in an air fryer until crispy. This is an easy snack when you want something crispy and melty, but want to skip the hot-oil-ridden deep-frying process.