I am sure we’ve all seen that meme about owning an air fryer. So I’ve decided to test some air fryer recipes for you. I will tell you that tater tots never tasted as good as they do coming from the air fryer. Wings are pretty solid, as are chicken nuggets. And roasted brussels come out perfectly. But those four dishes don’t warrant the amount of real estate this thing is taking up on my counter. So I have started on a quest to see what else it can do.
The first recipe I tried was from “The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook” by Linda Larson. As you can see from the photo, I’ve flagged a number of recipes to try from this cookbook.
But for this first one, I tried the Lemon Pork Tenderloin. We like pork in our house, but I am tired of always making it in was is essentially the same way. This recipe resulted in perfectly cooked, juicy pork chops. In fact, I also cooked the brussels sprouts for this dinner in the air fryer as well. I cooked the sprouts first, then kept them covered and warm while I washed out the basket and then cooked the pork. Adding some quick mashed potatoes to it made it a winner for me as far as busy mom meals, go.
This recipe called for creating a marinade with olive oil, lemon juice, honey, lemon zest, marjoram=m, and salt and pepper, and letting the pork chops marinate in that. I let them marinate for 15 minutes, then cooked them in the air fryer, which only took about 10 minutes. Voila!
So yes – I would recommend this one as another easy Air Fryer recipe(s) for a busy weeknight meal.
Kris Delaney is a marketing executive, foodie, travel enthusiast, and book nerd based in Atlanta, GA.