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6 Frozen Foods to Make in Your Air Fryer

Air fryers may have started out as just another kitchen gadget fad but have since become a favorite of home cooks everywhere.   We checked out our freezer section and discovered some tasty items that can be easily prepared in this convenient and surprising versatile kitchen appliance.

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Every air fryer is different and the cooking times and temperatures may vary by device so please monitor your air fryer when trying these.

1.  Ajinomoto Gyoza Dumplings

The most important thing when cooking gyoza dumplings in the air fryer, is to make sure they are generously coated with a layer of oil otherwise they end up a bit too dry.  Oil sprays work well, but we prefer to drizzle oil on the dumplings and brush them to make sure they are evenly coated on all sides.  We cooked these at 380 degrees for about 6 minutes; flipped them over, brushed additional oil, and cooked them for an additional 3 minutes.  These came out perfectly cooked with nice golden crispy edges – ready to be dipped in your favorite sauce.  Try our gyoza sauce recipe here.

Frozen gyoza in a white bowl being drizzled with oil
Gyoza being flipped in air fryer basket
Golden Air Fried Gyoza on Blue Ceramic Oval Plate

2.  Pulmuone Mozzarella, Cheddar & Fishcake Corn Dogs

The Korean corn dog is gaining popularity around the world and these frozen ones from Pulmuone make it quick and easy to enjoy this trend right at home.  The Pulmuone corn dogs we tried are filled with fish cake sausage and two types of cheese: mozzarella and cheddar.   We followed the package instructions and microwaved two corn dogs for 1 minute and 20 seconds, then popped them into the air fryer at 360 degrees for another 5 minutes.  We didn’t need to add any additional oil, as these were pre-fried.  The star of this corn dog was the cheese.  The cheese was melty and stretchy, and the outer coating was perfectly crispy.  We are addicted!

Package of Pulmuone Mozzarella Cheddar Fishcake Corn Dogs
Two Individually Wrapped in Clear Plastic Pulmuone Mozzarella Cheddar Fishcake Corn Dogs on a White Plate
Two Pulmuone Mozzarella Cheddar Fishcakes in an Air Fryer Basket
Air Fried Pulmuone Mozzarella Cheddar Fishcake Corn Dog on Blue Ceramic Plate

3.  Wei-Chuan Pork, Vegetable and Shrimp Spring Rolls

We all love a good spring roll, but not everyone loves making them.  Spring rolls use a lot of ingredients and not to mention the oily mess of deep frying.  Save your time and energy with these Wei-Chuan spring rolls. These spring rolls came out extremely crispy in the air fryer and the best part, the easy cleanup afterwards.  As these are already pre-fried, we didn’t need to add any additional oil.  We cooked them at 360 degrees for 4 minutes, flipped and cooked for an additional 4 minutes.  These are great for when you’re short on time or need a quick and easy appetizer at your next gathering!  Bonus:  dipping sauce is included in the package.


4.  Day Lee Pride Karaage Chicken

These bite sized pieces of boneless chicken were a hit with everyone when we tested them in the air fryer.  You can enjoy these delicious Japanese style chicken nuggets in just under 10 minutes.  As these are fully cooked, we didn’t need to add any additional oil to the chicken.  We lightly sprayed the basket with oil, placed the chicken evenly in a single layer and air fried at 350 degrees for 9 minutes, flipping halfway through.  These turned out perfectly crunchy, delicious and full of flavor.


5.  Tiger Thai Shrimp Tempura

Looking to fancy up your udon with tempura shrimp?  These Tiger Thai frozen shrimp tempura are great in a pinch and were larger than we expected.  We did not need to add any oil to these since they are already fried.  We placed them in the air fryer at 370 degrees for 8 minutes, flipping halfway through.  The result?  A light, crispy and crunchy tempura shrimp just like the ones you eat at restaurants.  After trying these, we’re pretty sure they’ll become a regular in your freezer.


6.  Greenland Sesame Balls

We were a little skeptical about making sesame balls in the air fryer but were pleasantly surprised with the result.  Like the gyoza, we made sure they were generously coated in oil before air frying.  We placed them in a single layer in the basket and made sure to leave space as they do expand when cooking.  We cooked these at 360 degrees for 5 minutes, flipped them and did another quick brush of oil.  Then, we increased the heat to 390 degrees and cooked them for 3 more minutes.   We opened the air fryer to discover puffed up golden deliciousness.  The outside was crispy and the inside was chewy with warm red bean paste.   These are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings!