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Air fryer cucumbers

Discover a new level of cucumbers with these air fryer cucumbers. They are sliced up like chips and then coated with breadcrumbs to get that crunchy delicious taste we all love so much. Impress your family with these delicious crispy air-fried cucumber chips

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Why air fry cucumbers?

You must be rolling your eyes further wondering if is it even possible to fry cucumbers. Cucumbers are healthy and we shouldn’t make them unhealthy by adding fat to them during the process of frying them. That is where the air fryer comes in, it will fry the cucumbers with air circulation without any need for cooking oil. This is just perfect and it doesn’t get any better than this.With an air fryer I found my family eating more vegetables. Air fryer beef fajitas being their favorite and I have also made these air fryer corn on the cob and it turned out really good.

Ingredients needed

Cucumber

Eggs

Breadcrumbs

Flour

Seasoning of your choice

Equipment needed

Air fryer

These air fryer accessories are a great equipment to have for your everyday use.

How to make cucumber chips in the air fryer

1 Wash your cucumber then slice it up. You don’t want to make super thin slices or thick slices either, you will just make medium size slices.

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2 Lay your slices on a paper towel or kitchen cloth then pat them dry on top then leave them on the paper towel for about 5 to 10 minutes.

3 In a bowl, beat 2 large eggs. In another separate bowl or side, dish plate put 1 cup of flour then season with seasoning of your choice. In this cucumber chips recipe, I used paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt for taste. In another bowl put your cup of breadcrumbs.

4 Take one cucumber slice then coat it with your seasoned flour then into the egg wash then back again in the flour then again in the egg wash then over to the breadcrumbs. You may do one layer of flour if you don’t like thick coating.

5 Repeat step 4 until all your cucumber chips are breaded. Lay them in the air fryer basket, a single layer is important because stacking them on top of one another will result in your cucumber chips not being cooked on the reverse side. OPTIONAL, you can spray them with a mist olive oil sprayer.

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6 Air fry at 200 for 15 minutes, and flip them over halfway through the cooking time.

Recipe variation and substitutes

Make this recipe keto / low carb friendly 

In the place of flour – use psyllium husk or almond flour

 Breadcrumbs– You can use your homemade breadcrumbs using your keto-friendly bread. TIP- Whenever you are trying that new bread recipe that ends up being a big fail… don’t throw it out, dehydrate it then put it in a food processor to make your breadcrumbs.

These air-fried cucumbers make a perfect guilt-free snack for those on a keto or low-carb diet.

Make this recipe for your vegan friends and family.

Egg Wash try aquafaba, it will help the almond flour to stay on the cucumber slices.

Breadcrumbs. Use almond flour or vegan-friendly breadcrumbs

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How to serve air fryer cucumber

  • Serve as a side dish to your favorite protein
  • Enjoy them as a snack or appetizer with your favorite dipping sauce.
  • My kids enjoyed these chips with ketchup mixed with mayo. It’s great for their lunch box.

FAQ

Can I store them in the freezer?

These air fryer cucumbers don’t freeze that well. They are tastier when they are fresh and hot and turn soggy once they stay overnight. Whenever I make them, I make enough for us to eat and finish them the same day. You can however meal prep ahead of time. 

Can I make these ahead of time?

You can coat them with your flour and breadcrumbs then keep them in a zip bag in the freezer. Don’t keep them for long in the freezer. Ideally, do this if you are doing weekly meal prep.

I don’t have an air fryer. How can I make these cucumber chips without an air fryer?

You can use a conventional oven or deep fry them. Although deep frying will result in more calories compared to other methods.

 

More air fryer vegetable recipes to try

Air fryer potatoes and carrots

Air fryer sweetcorn

Air fryer corn kernels

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Air fryer cucumbers

Discover a new level of cucumbers with these air fryer cucumbers. Delicious cucumber slice coated with breadcrumbs then fried in the air fryer.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 219 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Large cucumber
  • 1 cup Breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup All purpose flour
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • Salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Wash your cucumber then slice it up. You don't want to make super thin slices or thick slices either, you will just make medium size slices.
  • Lay your slices on a paper towel or kitchen cloth then pat them dry on top then leave them on the paper towel for about 5 to 10 minutes.
  • In a bowl, beat 2 large eggs. In another separate bowl or side, dish plate put 1 cup of flour then season with seasoning of your choice. In this cucumber chips recipe, I used paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt for taste. In another bowl put your cup of breadcrumbs.
  • Take one cucumber slice then coat it with your seasoned flour then into the egg wash then back again in the flour then again in the egg wash then over to the breadcrumbs. You may do one layer of flour if you don't like thick coating.
  • Repeat step 4 until all your cucumber chips are breaded. Lay them in the air fryer basket, a single layer is important because stacking them on top of one another will result in your cucumber chips not being cooked on the reverse side. OPTIONAL, you can spray them with a mist olive oil sprayer.
  • Air fry at 200°C for 15 minutes, and flip them over halfway through the cooking time.
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