It’s getting clearer and clearer: an air fryer is one of the best kitchen appliances ever invented. According to the food blogger behind Little Sunny Kitchen, not only do air frying hot dogs save you the hassle of boiling and grilling them, but it also results in the most delicious hot dogs you can imagine.
All it takes is tossing the hot dogs in the air fryer for five to six minutes. Yes, it’s that easy. You can use the air fryer for toasting the buns too. When heated in a toaster or oven, the buns have a tendency to break or cook unevenly, but that problem does not occur with the air fryer. Throw them in for two minutes and you’ll have crunchy, toasty buns.
To take it to the next level, you can also make pigs in blankets in the air fryer. Take a regular-sized hot dog and cut it in half, then roll the two halves in the pastry and brush them with an egg wash. Cook them at 390 degrees Fahrenheit for about eight minutes until the puff pastry is golden, and they’re ready to eat.