Simple & Easy Korean Air Fryer Recipes

Quick and easy air fryer recipes perfect for people living alone!

Jaeeun Jo
a year ago

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Today, we're going to introduce a simple air fryer recipes that anyone can easily follow! These are recipes that are popular with people living alone in Korea, and you can easily make and eat them alone too.

An air fryer is a machine that fries or grills food with high temperature air. The price is between 30,000 won and 200,000 won, and they're loved by people who live alone.

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COVID-19 has made air fryers increase in popularity as more people cook and eat at home. Recently, oven-type air fryers with larger capacities and enhanced oven functions are being sold.

The recipes we'll introduce today are recipes that can easily be followed and made using any air fryer model! (Because each device has a different thermal power, the cooking time may vary slightly)

Roasted Chestnuts

Ingredients: Chestnuts

Cooking Time: About 20 min

Roasted chestnuts are a street snack Koreans enjoy, and you can easily make them at home using an air fryer.

Soak the chestnuts in warm water for 20 to 30 minutes then make cuts on the skin. Set the temperature of the air fryer at 180 degrees and bake the front and back for 10 minutes each to complete the savory and sweet roasted chestnuts!

Fried Dumplings

Ingredients: Frozen dumplings

Cooking Time: About 20 min

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Fried dumplings are usually fried in oil on a frying pan. However, it's much easier to cook in an air fryer because less oil splatters everywhere.

After slightly applying cooking oil to the frozen dumplings, bake the front and back at 180 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Then, you'll get a fantastic fried dumplings that are crispy on the outside and moist on the inside!


Ingredients: Bread, butter, sugar, seasonings to your taste (cinnamon powder, parsley, etc.)

Cooking Time: About 10 min

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Thoroughly coat the crust of the bread or cut pieces of bread in melted butter. Sprinkle sugar evenly on the bread and bake each side at 180 degrees for 5 minutes.

In addition to sugar, you can adjust the recipe to your taste by adding various seasonings, such as brown sugar, cinnamon powder, and parsley powder on the crisply-baked rusk.

Ramyeon Ddang

Ingredients: Ramyeon, 1/3 of the ramyeon seasoning powder, sugar, plastic bag

Cooking Time: About 10 min

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Ramyeon is already delicious when eaten normally, but it also tastes good if you turn it into the crispy snack, ramyeon ddang.

Break the ramyeon into bite-size pieces and bake the front and back sides for 5 minutes each at 180 degrees. Put the roasted ramyeon, 1/3 of the ramyeon seasoning powder, and sugar in a plastic bag and shake to mix.

It has a sweet and salty taste, so it's good to eat on its own, but it's especially popular as a snack to have with beer.


Ingredients: Marshmallows, chocolate, graham crackers

Cooking Time: About 5 min

It's a simple recipe where you just put a marshmallow and chocolate between two graham crackers and bake them at 180 degrees for about 5 minutes.

It's a heavenly combination of toasted marshmallow, melted chocolate, and graham crackers that add a crispy texture!

French Fries

Ingredients: Potato, salt, pepper, parsley

Cooking Time: About 10-20 min

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Cut the potatoes into sticks and soak in water for 20 minutes to remove starch. Remove the moisture and season with salt, pepper, parsley powder, etc.

Bake the prepared potatoes at 180 degrees for about 5 minutes and flip them then bake for about 5 more minutes. If you want more crispy french fries, flip them about 2-3 times.

Potato Wedges

Ingredients: Potato, salt, pepper, parsley 

Cooking Time: About 15-20 min

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The wedge potato recipe is similar to the french fries recipe introduced earlier. Bake potatoes cut in large wedge shapes for 15 to 20 minutes at 180 degrees then eat!

Aussie Cheese Fries
오지 치즈 프라이

Ingredients: Potato, mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon or ham, parsley

Cooking Time: About 20 min

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Aussie cheese fries are Australian-style cheese fries. You can find them at Outback Steakhouse in Korea, but you can also easily make them at home!

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Cut potatoes into bite-size pieces and soak them in cold water for 20 minutes to remove starch. Add cooking oil and salt to the drained potatoes and mix them with bacon.

Bake the potatoes and bacon at 180 degrees for about 20 minutes. Sprinkle cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, and parsley and bake for an additional three minutes to complete the savory and crispy french fries dish.

Roasted Sweet Potato

Ingredients: Sweet potato

Cooking Time: About 40 min

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Sweet potatoes are used just as often as potatoes as air fryer recipe ingredients. The simplest air fryer recipe using sweet potatoes is roasted sweet potato!

If you bake cleaned sweet potatoes without drying them, you can get moist roasted sweet potatoes.

Set the temperature to 180 degrees and bake both sides for 20 minutes each. Since your baking the whole sweet potato, you can set the temperature to 200 degrees if it's taking too long.

If you poke it with a chopstick or fork and it goes in well, the sweet potato is done. Spend a cozy winter eating sweet potatoes with white milk.

Baked Sweet Potato & Cheese
고구마 치즈구이

Ingredients: Sweet potato, seasoning to your taste (butter, cheese, honey, syrup, etc.)

Cooking time: About 50 min

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If you want to eat sweet potato dishes that are sweeter and more flavorful than roasted sweet potatoes, you can add honey or cheese!

First, bake the sweet potatoes following the directions above, then make a long cut down the middle.

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Sprinkle butter, mozzarella cheese, shredded cheese, syrup, honey, parsley powder, etc. on the cut sweet potatoes to suit your taste. After that, bake it in an air fryer for about 10 more minutes to complete the sweet and savory baked sweet potato and cheese.

Accordion Potato, Accordion Sweet Potato
아코디언 감자, 아코디언 고구마

Ingredients: Potato or sweet potato, 2 wooden chopsticks, butter, seasonings to your taste (salt, honey, parmesan cheese powder, etc.)

Cooking Time: About 20-30 min

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This potato and sweet potato dish is named so because it looks like an ingredient. The main point of this dish is how it is cut.

Make a lot of cuts on the potato or sweet potato. Make sure you place two wooden chopsticks underneath it so you don't cut it all the way through. This way, the knife doesn't touch the cutting board, so the potato will be cut like an accordion.

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Soak the potatoes or sweet potatoes in water for 10 minutes to remove the starch then spread butter on them. Also, season with salt and parsley powder according to your taste.

Bake the seasoned potatoes or sweet potatoes in an air fryer set at 180 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes. Check if the top, bottom, and sides are all cooked evenly.

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Once you take it out of the air fryer, you can sprinkle honey or parmesan powder on top for a richer taste.

What do you think? Doesn't it really look like an accordion?

Corn Cheese

Ingredients: Canned corn, mayonnaise, mozzarella cheese, butter

Cooking Time: About 10 min

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Corn cheese is a well-loved snack for children and side dish for adults when drinking.

Drain as much water as possible from the canned corn with a sieve and mix in mayonnaise and sugar one spoonful at a time. Put plenty of mozzarella cheese on top and add onions and bacon according to your taste.

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Bake the corn mixed with various ingredients at 180 degrees for about 10 minutes.

When you scoop up a spoonful, the mozzarella cheese stretches up with it. It's a high-calorie snack containing mayo, sugar, and cheese, but it's a super addicting snack you won't be able to stop eating.

Together Creme Brulee
투게더 크림 브륄레

Ingredients: Together ice cream, egg yolk, sugar, torch

Cooking Time: About 15 min

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You can easily make and eat creme brulee using the famous Korean vanilla ice cream, Together!

Melt a big scoop of ice cream. Mix the ice cream with an egg yolk and pour it into a small bowl. (If you don't have a suitable bowl, a small dish for sauces is fine too.)

Pour water into the air fryer and double boil it at 180 degrees for about 15 minutes. You have to double boil it for a softer dessert!

Cool it in the refrigerator for an hour, sprinkle a spoonful of sugar on top, and slightly burn the surface with a torch.

Egg Bread

Ingredients: Paper cup, 100g hotcake mix, 50ml milk, egg, sugar, salt, mozzarella cheese

Cooking Time: About 10-15 min

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You can make and eat egg bread, a winter street snack loved by Koreans, at home.

Mix 100g of hotcake mix, 1 egg, and 50ml of milk little by little to make a watery dough. Pour the dough to fill 1/3 of the paper cup. If you poor too much, it can overflow when baking in the air fryer.

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Break the yolk with scissors to prevent the bread from bursting while baking in the air fryer! Afterwards, season it according to your tastes and sprinkle mozzarella cheese, bacon, parsley powder, etc.

Bake it at 180 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes.

Yondu Baked Tofu
연두 두부구이

Ingredients: Block of tofu, yondu essence, olive oil, salt, pepper

Cooking Time: About 20 min

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The recipe is called yondu baked ofu because of the cooking essence (liquid seasoning) yondu Koreans often use when cooking.

Make cuts that aren't too deep on the top of the drained tofu. Pour two spoons of yondu essence a spoon of olive oil over the cut tofu.

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Bake the tofu in the air fryer at 200 degrees for 20 minutes. It looks like honey bread, but it tastes very savory and light and is a healthy snack.

Rice Paper Chicken
라이스페이퍼 치킨

Ingredients: Rice paper, chicken breast, olive oil, salt, pepper

Cooking Time: About 20 min

This is rice paper chicken, which became a big deal on social media thanks to the unique idea and simple recipe.

Season the chicken breast, cut it into bite-sized pieces, and season it with salt and pepper. Cut the rice paper in half, soak in water, then roll the chicken breast in the rice paper.

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Cover the rice paper in olive oil and bake each side for 10 minutes each in the air fryer at 180 degrees.

The rice paper adds a crispy texture to this simple chicken dish. It goes well with sauces like mustard and ketchup.

Grilled Shrimp

Ingredients: Shrimp, butter, minced garlic, mozzarella cheese, salt, pepper 

Cooking Time: About 10 min

Seafood dishes are relatively difficult to make, but you can make it easily with an air fryer!

After defrosting the frozen shrimp, cut off the sharp bits (tail, legs, head, etc.) with scissors. If you remove the black string on it's back, the taste will be cleaner.

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If you split the shrimp down its belly, the flesh will spread out widely. Spread the butter and minced garlic sauce on the shrimp and sprinkle salt, sugar, and mozzarella cheese on top.

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Bake it at 180 degrees for 10 minutes and the grilled shrimp with excellent visuals and taste will be completed in an instant. While the shrimp is being baked in the air fryer, the butter sauce permeates the shrimp and it becomes very savory.

Grilled Pork Belly
통 삼겹구이

Ingredients: Pork belly (for boiling), salt, pepper, seasonings to your taste (garlic, tomato, mushroom, etc.)

Cooking Time: About 30 min to 1 hr

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If you want to eat pork belly at home, but are worried about oil splashing everywhere, try grilled pork belly using an air fryer! The fat is chewy when baked and the inside is very juicy, boasting a wonderful texture.

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The recipe is simple. Make a 1cm deep cuts, season with salt and pepper, and marinate for 30 minutes to an hour.

Bake it in an air fryer set at 200 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes, then flip it and bake it one more time. Adjust the temperature and cooking time according to how crispy you want the skin to be.

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If you add garlic, vegetables, and mushrooms when grilling, it becomes more fragrant and flavorful. It's a dish that even people who live alone can make, but it's also perfect to serve as a party dish when inviting people over because of the large amount of food!

Grilled Intestines

내장 (곱창, 막창, 대창) 구이

Ingredients: Frozen intestines (gopchang, makchang, daechang), vegetables to serve with meat (onion, green onion, garlic, etc.) 

Cooking Time: About 10-20 min

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These days, you can easily purchase cow or pig intestines that are sold frozen and ready-to-eat at marts. You can quickly make grilled intestines by defrosting the frozen product and grilling it in an air fryer.

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It varies from brand to brand, but you usually just need to bake each side for about 5 to 10 minutes each. When cooking, add vegetables to make it more flavorful.

Usually, grilled intestines are not easy to make at home because a lot of oil splashes, but if you use an air fryer, they are lightly baked and you can conveniently enjoy them without worrying about oil.

These have been some air fryer recipes that even people living alone can easily follow. You can cook a variety of dishes with just one air fryer!

You can see why air fryers are essential items for Koreans, right?

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