Air fryers continue to be all the rage here in the U.S. So recipes for using one have long since progressed from fries and chicken to more unusual air fryer ideas.
For instance, would you air fry Uncrustables? Yes, the frozen, pre-made sandwich rounds from Smucker’s are being used in air fryers too. The most common Uncrustables are peanut butter and jelly, but people have been sharing videos in which they air fry BBQ Chicken Bite Uncrustables, Nutella Uncrustables and more.
The air fryer leaves Uncrustables with a crisp exterior and a warm and gooey interior. Now, some argue that crisping the outside of an Uncrustable makes it a “crustable,” but we wouldn’t worry about what it’s called as long as it tastes delicious.
To make an air-fried Uncrustable, you don’t have to let the sandwiches defrost before air frying as you would if you were going to eat them normally. Just unwrap and put one frozen sandwich in the air fryer for about 350-400 degrees Fahrenheit and around 5-10 minutes. Cooking times vary by your air fryer so some experimentation will be involved.
Here’s TikTok user @isaacmcfadden trying out an air-fried Uncrustable for the first time. Spoiler alert: He loves it!
McFadden also tried the Nutella Uncrustable and was a fan (Warning: there’s profanity in the video).
Other TikTok users, like @its_aubraa below, have shown how they use a pop-up toaster, panini press or the George Foreman grill to get a nice and crispy Uncrustable.
French toast Uncrustables is also a thing apparently, though you don’t use an air fryer to make this one. It requires cooking your Uncrustable in egg and then adding syrup and butter to the finished product, according to TikToker @donnyskipper. Sounds tasty!
If you think air fryer Uncrustables are unusual, there are many other alternate ideas for using your air fryer you might not have thought of.
YouTuber Kerry Whelpdale shared a video with seven offbeat air fryer ideas including macaroni and cheese, cake, nachos and omelets. You can also make hard-boiled eggs in an air fryer as you do with a pressure cooker, which is especially great when you want to cook a bunch of eggs at once.
There’s actually a TikTok channel called Will It Airfry?, which air-fries different foods to see how they turn out. They approved of the air fryer Uncrustable, rating it a 10 out of 10. Other surprisingly good but odd air-fried foods the account has tried include Hot Pockets (it didn’t burn the tongue and also got a 10/10 rating), Pizza Lunchables, grocery store bakery soft cookies, cupcakes, fruit, and pancakes. Oh, and the air fryer is excellent at crisping cold Mcdonald’s french fries, according to Will It Air Fry.
Air Fryer Guy is another TikToker who tries out random foods in his air fryer to see what happens.
Will you try air fryer Uncrustables or any of these other ideas?