Keto Air Fryer Recipes for When You’re Craving Fried Food

September 13, 2018

It’s hard not to like fried foods. But if you’re on a keto diet, that crunchy goodness can pose a problem. Most fried foods are wrapped in bread first, and consuming bread products puts you at risk of exceeding keto’s daily carbohydrate limit. On top of that, many of your friends’ foods are starchy, like french fries, which keto followers try to avoid as much as possible.

That’s where the air fryer comes in. This genius kitchen appliance creates the same crackling, juicy frying texture without any actual frying. (It circulates hot air at high speeds instead.) Keto dieters with air fryers can enjoy the texture of their favorite fried foods, but without the carbs and calories.

While not all nutritionists agree that the keto diet is good for long-term health, followers who are committed to the keto diet need to know what their options are. These keto bloggers’ air fryer recipes are a great place to start.

keto bread air fryer shrimp recipe
Add fun to your seafood with this shrimp recipe from Dr. Davina’s Diet. By using pork rind croutons and coconut flour, they provide a crunchy, fried flavor minus the carbs.

Keto air fryer. Kale.
This recipe from How to 2 Make Keto calls for spreading Brussels sprouts in a mixture of Parmesan cheese and coconut oil. The result: a perfect crunch.

Keto Air Fried Crab Cakes with Lemon Soy Sauce
Crab cakes fit for a keto in 20 minutes? It’s possible. The recipe from This Mom’s Menu replaces the flour-based bread with a mixture of Old Bay seasoning and almond flour to give the loaves a fried texture.

Air Fryer Keto Onion Rings
Thanks to Wholesome Yum’s recipe, you can still enjoy this fast food favorite without all the carbs (and a lot less fat). It combines coconut flour, almond flour, and pork rinds to keep this dish low-carb.

Keto Air Fryer
Pickle lovers, this one’s for you. These air-fried pickles from Joy Filled Eats use coconut flour and pork rinds instead of traditional breadcrumbs, so you can stay in ketosis while enjoying your favorite savory bar snack.

Air Fried Zucchini Ravioli
Take dinner to the next level with these air-fried zucchini ravioli from Divalicious Recipes. This indulgent dish uses peeled zucchini instead of pasta. The creamy mozzarella filling will make you forget about the carbs altogether.

How to Make Air Fryer Fries with Beans and Fries
You didn’t think we’d forget to add fries to this list, did you? This recipe from Wholesome Yum uses jicama (a low-carb root vegetable) instead of potatoes, and the recipe as a whole serves up plenty of fat with its ground beef and cheese filling. Who’s McDonald’s?