Air-Fry Fiesta Bites—Snack for 2

“Air-Fry Fiesta Bites” is a delightful American snack, effortlessly prepared in an air fryer. These bite-sized treats are crispy on the outside, tender inside, offering a burst of flavors. Ideal for quick snacking or entertaining guests, they bring the fiesta to your taste buds with minimal effort and maximum satisfaction.

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You Need This Stuff

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sweet corn kernels, drained
  • 1/2 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed and finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Oil spray for air frying

Do This With That Stuff

  1. ‘Gather all your ingredients and cookware
  2. Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C)
  3. On your cutting board, finely chop the red bell pepper, green onions, jalapeno pepper, and fresh cilantro with your knife
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt using your whisk
  5. In a separate medium mixing bowl, whisk together the milk and beaten egg until well combined
  6. Gradually add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients in the large mixing bowl, stirring with a silicone spatula until a smooth batter forms
  7. Add in the shredded cheddar cheese, sweet corn kernels, black beans, chopped red bell pepper, sliced green onions, chopped jalapeno pepper and cilantro to the batter Stir well to combine
  8. Season the mixture with chili powder, cumin powder and garlic powder Stir until all ingredients are evenly distributed
  9. Spray the air fryer basket lightly with oil using your oil spray bottle
  10. Using a spoon or small scoop, drop rounded tablespoons of batter into the air fryer basket Ensure they are spaced apart to allow for even cooking You may need to cook in batches depending on the size of your air fryer basket
  11. Air-fry for about 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and crispy on the outside Use a fork or tongs to flip each bite halfway through cooking time for even browning
  12. Once done cooking each batch of bites in air fryer remove them carefully using tongs or a spatula
  13. Serve Air-Fry Fiesta Bites warm as a snack’

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Beti’s Reflections

As an adventurous food blogger, I’m always on the hunt for exciting new recipes to share with my readers. One day, while exploring the vibrant world of American cuisine, I stumbled upon a delightful snack that’s as fun as it is flavorful – the Air-Fry Fiesta Bites Recipe. This recipe caught my eye because it perfectly encapsulates the spirit of American air fryer recipes – simple, tasty, and innovative.

The Air-Fry Fiesta Bites are a perfect snack for two people looking to enjoy a quick bite without compromising on taste or health. These cheesy corn and bean bites are vegetarian and packed with vegetables, making them an excellent choice for those who prefer vegetarian air fryer dishes.

The ingredients list may seem long but each ingredient plays a crucial role in this easy air fryer snack recipe. The all-purpose flour and baking powder provide structure while the milk and egg create a tender interior. The shredded cheddar cheese adds a creamy texture that contrasts beautifully with the crispy exterior. Sweet corn kernels and black beans bring in pops of color and texture, while red bell pepper, green onions, jalapeno pepper add freshness and heat. Fresh cilantro gives an aromatic lift to these cheesy air fryer appetizers while chili powder, cumin powder, and garlic powder infuse them with classic American flavors.

Making these Air-Fry Fiesta Bites is as easy as combining dry ingredients in one bowl, wet ingredients in another, then mixing them together before adding your veggies and cheese into the batter. Once your batter is ready, drop spoonfuls into your preheated air fryer basket (remember to spray it lightly with oil first) ensuring they’re spaced apart for even cooking – you might need to cook in batches depending on your air fryer size. After about 10-12 minutes of air frying at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C), you’ll have golden brown, crispy air fryer snacks with cheese ready to serve.

So there you have it, the Air-Fry Fiesta Bites Recipe – a perfect example of easy air fryer appetizers that are not only delicious but also healthy. These bites are a testament to the versatility of American cuisine air fryer recipes and how they can turn simple ingredients into a fiesta for your taste buds. So next time you’re in need of quick and easy snack ideas, remember these tasty Air-Fried Fiesta Bites and let the party begin!

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