While most frozen foods come with cooking instructions, they’re normally not geared toward the newfangled air frying method. You’ll typically read about frying, sauteeing, baking, or a good old-fashioned arterial clogging deep-fry. The norm will probably soon change though, because air fryer sales have increased by 76% since January 2020, according to the market research group, NPD.
With limited heating instructions, the fact that no two air fryers are the same makes it even trickier to determine exactly how to prepare your favorite frozen foods. Temperature settings and capacity are two major variables that will greatly affect your success rate. Air fryers come with user manuals and sometimes include handy little recipe books, too. Consequently, it’s best to follow the basic guidelines that are provided with your particular air fryer.
If you’ve somehow misplaced your manual, search the wonderful World Wide Web for the manual that goes with your particular air fryer instead of playing a guessing game. If that sounds like too much work, the general rule of thumb is to start cooking at 350 F. When in doubt, you can also look at online oven-to-air fryer conversion calculators.