Easy and delicious air fryer dishes including Biscoff tarts and jerk chicken

With soaring energy bills sending cost of living rising every higher, more and more people are seeking out lower-energy alternatives for preparing their food. Enter the air fryer! This year's must-have kitchen gadget uses 80% less energy and cooks meals up to twice as fast, making it the perfect low-energy alternative to traditional ovens.

Air fryers are simple to use and are not just for making chips in! You can create an array of delicious, healthy meals, desserts and cakes for all the family and Clare Andrews' new book The Ultimate Air Fryer Cookbook will show you how.

It's packed with 80 tasty and accessible recipes and contains invaluable advice on the different types of air fryer on the market, as well as how to use and maintain them. Here are just some of our favourite recipes from the air fryer guru's book…

Biscoff and strawberry tarts

Ingredients / Serves 4

  • 1 x 270g pack filo pastry sheets
  • 4 tbsp Biscoff spread
  • 200g strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • Icing sugar, for dusting


Goat’s cheese and caramelised onion tarts

Ingredients / Make 4-6

  • 1 sheet pre-rolled puff pastry
  • 1 jar caramelised onion chutney or marmalade
  • 1 log soft goat’s cheese (around 125g), crumbled
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • salad leaves and balsamic glaze, to serve (optional)


Jerk chicken drumsticks

Ingredients / Serves 4

  • 8 chicken drumsticks

For the jerk sauce:

  • 3 small red chillies, roughly chopped
  • 1 small red onion, roughly chopped
  • 4 spring onions, roughly chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • thumb-sized piece fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • juice of 1 lime
  • ½ tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp runny honey
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


The Ultimate Air Fryer Cookbook by Clare Andrews (Penguin Michael Joseph, £20) is out now.

Photos: Miriam Smith for Author Photos / Danielle Woods for Recipe Photos


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