One of the first things I wanted to do with my new air fryer was roast red peppers. Come winter time, going out to the grill to roast a red pepper isn’t super appealing. So typically, I would roast a red pepper carefully over a gas burner
So I was super excited to find out that the air fryer can roast a red pepper as good as a grill and it’s much easier.
The first thing to do after washing the peppers is to give them a spritz with some non-stick cooking spray.
I like to do this over the sink so that I don’t get super slippery cooking spray all over areas that don’t need to be super slippery.
Then put them in the fryer basket and cook for 22 minutes at 400 degrees.
Check on them 2 or 3 times and give them a turn so that they cook evenly.
I’ll let them rest for another 10 minutes or so and cool off. Then you can carefully take them to the sink and remove the skins under cold running water.
CAUTION! When you first poke a hole in a roasted red pepper, searing hot steam will escape.
Take off the top stem, remove the seeds and ribs from the inside and squeeze them dry. They’re pretty slippery, so be careful not to drop them in the sink.
That’s it! Roasting red peppers in the air fryer will probably still be my go-to even after outdoor grilling season returns because of the simplicity. The only thing it’s missing is a smokey, woody flavor.