Air Fried Happiness
This simple Air Fried Crispy and Tender Broccoli recipe is a favorite with my family. We often make this with the intention of them being a side, but rarely do they make it to the dinner plates. So I guess, it would be more accurate to call them an appetizer or snack in my house. The crispy ends, tender stalks, and light saltiness from the air fryer brings broccoli to a whole new level.
Kiddos Will Eat Them
Children love them (especially after a “try it” bite)! I live in a neighborhood full of children that help me by trying my food, and they all asked for more until I ran out. I find that my whole family tends to love our vegetables more when they come out of the air fryer (including Air Fried Asparagus and Mushrooms).
If you don’t have an air fryer, you may be able to achieve a very similar result with broccoli using a convection oven.
With broccoli in-season right now, we are able to find beautiful fresh broccoli at the local stores, farmer’s markets, and produce stands. We even have a little growing in our garden, that came back from last year (granted, the stuff from our garden gets eaten straight off the plant and never makes it to the kitchen). The younger and fresher the broccoli, the tastier it is! We are taking full advantage of our amazing broccoli supply right now and have been making this Air Fried Crispy and Tender Broccoli recipe about two to three times per week right now.
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
In medium bowl, thoroughly combine broccoli florets, vegetable oil and kosher oil. Ensure all of broccoli florets are covered with oil.
Pour broccoli florets into air fryer basket (or cooking pan).
Cook at 400F for about 7-10 minutes, depending on size of broccoli florets. Smaller florets will need less time (if you are unsure, start with less time and more if needed). About halfway through cooking, toss the broccoli to mix and turn over florets. Broccoli is finished cooking when it looks browned crispy on the flower end, and tender on the stalk end (or until you like it).
Serve and enjoy!
Smaller florets will need less time (if you are unsure, start with less time and more if needed). Broccoli is finished cooking when it looks browned crispy on the flower end, and tender on the stalk end (or until you like it). You can add extra flavor with a sprinkle of garlic powder, onion powder and pepper before cooking.
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