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Emeril Recipes: Use His Air Fryer to Satisfy All Your Fried Food Cravings

Emeril Recipes: Use His Air Fryer to Satisfy All Your Fried Food Cravings

It is pretty likely that you have heard of an air fryer by now because the whole world seems to be buzzing about this powerful little appliance. It may be the most popular kitchen gadget flying off the shelves at the moment.


People love air fryer technology because it gives them all of the crispy, crunchy deep-fried goodness that they crave, but it cuts down the fat and calories in a massive way. You get the comfort food that you desire because it only uses a smidgeon of the oil compared to traditional deep-frying.

Cooking with an Air Fryer

An air fryer circulates the hot air around the food, 360 degrees, which gives the food that same crispy texture without having to submerge your ingredients into a vat of molten oil. You get the golden brown color with the deep-fried texture and a meal that is much better for you overall.


Many people think an air fryer is similar to a convection oven, but it’s not the same thing. In an air fryer, the air is circulated much more quickly, which is how the food gets that familiar fried food texture. You can get the fried food fix you are craving without having to ingest all of the calories from the oil.


To help you better understand the delicious items you can “fry” up with your air fryer, we have put together this list of 12 Emeril Lagasse recipes that will help you curb your fried food cravings! You will find these recipes run the gamut from fried to roasted to slow cooked. They show off the many capabilities of the Emeril Power AirFryer 360.

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Generally, when someone thinks of fried food, there is a particular item that quickly comes to mind. Yep! Fried Chicken! This recipe is for the Southern-style buttermilk breading that will turn perfectly golden and delightfully crispy in the Emeril Power AirFryer 360. It is the perfect way to kick off your air frying adventures.


Pro Tip: If you want your chicken to be really moist and delicious, soak the legs and thighs in the buttermilk overnight. Just stick the chicken and milk in a large bowl, cover, and place in the fridge until you are ready to cook the next day. You will be surprised by how delicious the extended soak makes your chicken.

Wedged Potatoes

Do you know what goes great with fried chicken? Wedged potatoes! This delicious side dish is tossed with Emeril’s famous Essence Seasoning which gives them an extra special kick. They cook up crispy and delicious in less than 20 minutes.


Want to switch things up a bit? Use sweet potatoes instead of russet potatoes. You can toss them in the same Essence Seasoning or toss them with a little bit of cinnamon for a sweeter side dish.

Molten Lava Cakes

While your crowd is enjoying the delicious buttermilk fried chicken, why not whip up a dessert? These mini lava cakes are filled with a rich and chocolatey ganache that will have your family saying, “more please!”


Your Emeril Power AirFryer 360 can do so much more than simple air frying which makes baking these mini desserts a breeze. In fact, you can bake, toast, roast, broil, and warm. It’s a powerful appliance that gives you the flexibility you need to create amazing meals every day.

Seafood Tacos

Taco Tuesday will never be the same once you introduce an air fryer into the mix. These tacos are made from a mix of flounder and shrimp, and they add the perfect bit of flair to a weeknight meal.


The seafood is coated in mesquite barbeque potato chips as well as plenty of seasoning to give them a unique flavor your whole family will love. Top with fresh ingredients like avocado, cilantro, and lime juice, and you have completely elevated taco night.

Roasted Garlic White Pizza with Garlic Sauce

Weekends were made for pizza, but you won’t have to dial up for delivery anymore because your Emeril Power AirFryer 360 makes the perfect countertop pizza oven. You can easily cook an entire 12” pizza inside this large capacity air fryer with ease.


This recipe gives you a delicious garlicky taste on a thin crust pizza. Topped with fresh basil and sun-dried tomatoes, this pizza may just become your new favorite meal. It cooks for 20 minutes on 425 degrees, and it has eight servings.


ProTip: Make two because everyone is definitely coming back for seconds...or even thirds.

Roasted Salmon

Every once in a while, you are going to get tired of the fried foods and want something a little lighter. When that happens, this roasted salmon dish will be the perfect dish. Simple to put together, and it cooks up in just twenty minutes so you can have dinner on the table in no time.


Squeeze fresh lemon juice on your salmon fillets, then sprinkle with Emeril’s Essence Seasoning. You will put them on the Pizza Rack in Shelf Position 1 and bake at 350 degrees for twenty minutes. They come out perfectly seasoned and delicious every time.

White Chocolate Macadamia Bread Pudding

There is always room for more dessert in your life, and this decadent dish will likely become your new favorite. Made from French bread, macadamia nuts, and white chocolate, this dish has a rich flavor that you are sure to savor until the very last spoonful.


This recipe makes six servings, and it takes about an hour to cook in the air fryer. Allow a bit of extra prep time because you need to let the bread and nuts soak for about 15 minutes in the chocolate mixture.

Reuben Sandwich

Lunchtime will never be the same once you start whipping up these amazing Reuben sandwiches. Full of juicy corned beef and tart Sauerkraut, these sandwiches will truly hit the spot with your hungry crowd.


The meat needs to slow cook for six hours, but it will definitely be worth the wait. Once you have all of the ingredients assembled, pop it back in on the toast setting for about 4 minutes to melt the cheese and get the bread toasted to perfection.

Rotisserie Chicken

When you are ready to get truly adventurous with your Emeril Power AirFryer 360, you can break out the rotisserie spit and try your hand at making an entire 4-pound chicken. This is a great dish to make because you can eat it as the main course in your meal, or you can shred the chicken and use it in other recipes like chicken salad, chicken tacos, or chicken sandwiches.


The chicken will be seasoned with cayenne, black pepper, garlic, and a few other spices and herbs to give it a delicious flavor. Plus, the rotisserie method of cooking will give you very tender meat that will practically fall off of the bone. The cook time is right around an hour which means it isn’t too difficult to get this bird on the dinner table.

Bleu Cheese-Stuffed Burgers

Sometimes you just need a juicy cheeseburger, and there is no better way to curb your burger craving than with this Emeril recipe. You will love the combination of the buttery brioche buns and the bite of the blue cheese.


The recipe only makes four burgers which may not be enough. They’re just that good, so expect people to want seconds! Cook time is roughly twenty minutes for the burgers, plus you may want a few additional minutes to brown the buns before assembly.

Mac & Cheese

Here is something that you probably never thought about cooking in your air fryer: Mac & Cheese! You can make the most delicious version of this comfort food using your Emeril Power AirFryer 360.


The dish contains three different kinds of cheese: fontina, provolone, and Parmigiano-Reggiano. It is a creamy and delicious pasta dish that uses the slow cooker option on the appliance. The recipe takes a little over three hours to prepare in total, and it makes the perfect dish to bring to a potluck or cookout.

BBQ Pulled Pork-Stuffed Corn Muffins

Combining two favorite BBQ foods, pulled pork and corn bread, this recipe is sure to be a winner with everyone who dines at your table. The crispy corn muffins offer quite a surprise when you bite into them and find they are filled with tender and tangy BBQ pork.


The muffins take about twenty minutes to prepare, but the recipe assumes that you have the BBQ pork on hand. It is actually a great way to use up leftovers from your big BBQ dinner.

Other Fun Things to Try

Once you have mastered all of the Emeril recipes, you don’t have to stop there! While you can always use your Emeril Power AirFryer 360 to make frozen items like french fries, chicken nuggets, and fish sticks, there are also plenty of fun and easy recipes that you can put together as well.

Homemade Donuts

These canned biscuit donuts are super easy to make, and they can be on the table in just a few minutes, so they’re a perfect treat for before or after school. Simply take canned biscuit dough, pop a hole in the middle, and toss in cinnamon and sugar. Cook them in the air fryer for 5 to 6 minutes on 350 degrees. You can also use the middles to create little donut holes! The cook time for the donut holes will only be about 3 to 4 minutes.

Brussels Sprouts

Need an interesting side dish? Cut some brussels sprouts in half and toss them in your favorite stir fry sauce. A sweet and spicy version works really well. Pop them in the air fryer in a single layer for 15 minutes at 360 degrees. If you like them a little crispier, cook for an additional five minutes at 390 degrees.

Coconut Shrimp

One of the most delicious ways to eat seafood, coconut shrimp is a crowd favorite. Dip your peeled and deveined shrimp in a mixture of ⅔ cup coconut milk and 2 tablespoons honey, then dip them into a mixture of panko and coconut flakes. Bake them at 350 degrees for 6 to 8 minutes. You may want to flip your shrimp over halfway through cooking for maximum crispiness.

Apple Chips

These apple chips make for a delicious snack or they can be tossed in a salad for a more interesting lunch entree. Simply slice up an apple as thin as possible. If you have a mandolin, that would be the ideal way to prepare the apples. Once they are thinly sliced, sprinkle them with a generous amount of cinnamon and a little pinch of salt. Cook in a single layer at 390 degrees for eight minutes.

Baked Potatoes

You probably didn’t even consider baking your potatoes in your Emeril Power AirFryer 360, but it is an excellent way to prepare your russets! Simply coat the skins with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powder and sea salt. Put them in the air fryer at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes depending on the size of your potatoes. They will come out perfectly crisp on the outside with a very fluffy inside.

Fried Pickles

Get restaurant quality fried pickle flavor in the comfort of your own home. This easy treat can be made in a jiffy. Simply dip your pickle slices in an egg wash that is seasoned with cayenne and garlic powder, then dip them in panko bread crumbs. Once they are properly coated, place in the air fryer in a single layer for 15 minutes at 425 degrees.

The Emeril Power AirFryer 360 Gives So Much More than Frying Power

As you may have noticed from the recipe list, the Emeril Air Fryer offers you so much more than just simply air frying capabilities. There is a wide range of cooking options available with this appliance.


The Emeril Power AirFryer 360 can reheat, toast, bake, rotisserie, dehydrate, roast, broil, slow cook, and warm. In addition to all that air frying action, you have a countertop machine that can basically replace your convection oven! Plus, it comes with the Emeril Lagasse name, one that you can definitely trust.


The five heating elements in the unit combined with the fans give you 360 degrees of high-quality cooking. Things are made even easier when you add in the pre-set buttons for the items you are most likely to cook on a regular basis like french fries or pizza. The unit can even remember the last temperature and time used making it easy to cook multiple batches of the same item.

Features You Will Love

The Emeril Power AirFryer 360 has plenty of special features that set it apart from the other air fryers in its class. Besides the many cooking options, it also has custom toasting options allowing you to make the perfect slice of toast, bagel, or English muffin every single time. Plus, when slow roasting, you have a ten hour option to get meat that literally falls off the bone. Frozen items like chicken nuggets or pizza rolls don’t have to be thawed before popping them in the air fryer.


The exterior of the Emeril Power AirFryer 360 has a modern stainless steel finish that makes it easy to clean while blending seamlessly with the rest of your kitchen decor. Clean up is super-fast because the exterior and interior of the machine can be wiped with a soft sponge or cloth and a nonabrasive soap. The pans and baskets can be put in the dishwasher.


There is 930 cubic inches of cooking space inside your Emeril Power AirFryer 360, which means you can cook an entire 10-pound chicken for dinner with ease. The five different shelf options allow you to prepare multiple food items at the same time saving you time and energy.


You can start cooking from the moment your air fryer arrives! Many units come with a variety of accessories like a crisper tray, pizza rack, baking pan, and an oil drip tray. Some units also include a rotisserie spit and air fryer recipe book. Another perk of ordering the Emeril Power AirFryer 360 is the access you will receive to the online recipe library. Emeril has put together an amazing collection of recipe videos where you can learn to make many of your favorite food items.

Ready to Start Cooking?

Now that you understand all the delicious culinary treats that can be made with an air fryer, you are probably ready to start your own cooking journey. Right? Good news! You are on your way to a healthier lifestyle without giving up any of the delicious flavors that you adore.


You will find that the Emeril Power AirFryer 360 is the perfect countertop appliance to add to your kitchen. It offers so many cooking options in addition to air frying that you can practically ditch your oven, toaster oven, electric pot, and grill!


Start cooking the amazing recipes above. You can find more information on the Emeril Power AirFryer 360, like how to make your purchase, right here!

March 12, 2020