Popcorn fans will enjoy popping popcorn in an air fryer. It’s a quick and easy method to produce a tasty, nutritious snack at any time. We could all benefit from a simple approach to preparing popcorn without using a popcorn popper.
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Tips for Making Popcorn in Air Fryer
- Do it in batches – Getting all of the kernels to pop at the same moment might be difficult. That’s why we’re doing things in batches and taking out the popped popcorn every few minutes. If you keep the basket in the oven until all kernels have popped, the ones that popped first will burn.
- Practice makes perfect – To get this air fryer popcorn just right, you may need to make a few practices runs. Practice with little batches until you hit the right and perfect popcorn for your taste.
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Making Popcorn in Air Fryer
- Preheat the Air Fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the popcorn kernels and olive oil.
- If the popcorn kernels fall through the larger openings in your air fryer basket, build a foil pouch that fits the basket with the sides curled up.
- Then add the popcorn kernels on top in a single layer. If the holes in the basket are smaller, place the kernels directly in the basket and spread out into a single layer.
- Cook for 6-8 minutes, shaking the pan once or twice during the process. Only slightly open it to prevent the popping kernels from escaping when shaking the basket.
- When the popcorn is done, remove it from the pan, remove any unpopped kernels, season it, and serve it.
- Remove the basket from the stove and place any popped popcorn in a bowl. Replace the basket in the air fryer and continue popping for another 3 minutes if there are still unpopped kernels. Place the leftover popped popcorn in the same bowl as the previously popped popcorn.
- Serve immediately with salt and other toppings (melted butter, butter replacement spray, popcorn flavorings).
- Popcorn kernels.
- Olive oil.
- Salt (if you like)
- Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (205 degrees Celsius) and coat the bottom of the basket with aluminum foil. To allow air to circulate, remove as much aluminum foil from the sides as feasible.
- Measure and take ¼ cup of your popcorn kernels.
- Using your preferred cooking oil – or you can just stick to olive oil – lightly coat the popcorn kernels.
- Place the popcorn in the air fryer basket that has been lined. Make sure the kernels aren’t stacked on top of one another; a flat palette of single kernels is ideal.
- Then place the basket in your air fryer and cook for 5 minutes at 400°F. Cook until the kernels have stopped popping. Make sure you don’t open the basket too quickly, or stray kernels may fly out.
You can learn more in this video recipe