Hot pockets are microwavable pouches with different kinds of savory fillings. They are low-cost, fast to cook, and can make quick snacks. But cooking them can be a little tricky for sure.
The good news is that you can cook hot pockets in an air fryer. This is a healthier alternative since it uses less oil and fat to cook the food. The cooking time depends on the type of hot pocket you are using. The hot pocket will take around 10 minutes to cook in an air fryer. Read on to learn more about it.
How Long to Cook Frozen Hot Pocket in Air Fryer?
It is recommended that you air fry the hot pockets at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes or until they are thoroughly cooked and heated through, crisp on top, and melty on the inside. As each air fryer model cooks differently, it is not necessary to flip them halfway through, though it is always a good idea to check on them before they are done cooking.
For extra crispiness, spray the hot pockets with a little oil before placing them in the air fryer. This will help to give them that golden-brown texture. Additionally, if you use a larger air fryer, you may need to increase the cooking time slightly. Once your hot pocket is cooked, let it cool down for a few minutes before serving it, then enjoy the hot pocket.
What Temperature Do You Air Fry Hot Pockets At?
Air-frying hot pockets are a great way to enjoy a delicious snack without worrying about the mess and hassle of deep-frying. The optimal temperature for air-frying hot pockets is 375°F (190°C). This temperature will give you the best results in terms of texture and flavor.
However, if you prefer a slightly lower temperature, you can also air fry your hot pockets at 350°F (176.7°C). If you choose this lower temperature, then you will need to increase the air fry time to achieve the desired results.
How to Prevent The Form Squishing?
When it comes to preventing the filling from squishing out of a form, you can do a few things. The first is to cook at lower temperatures for longer periods of time. This will help ensure that the filling has enough time to set and won’t be too runny when it comes out of the oven. For me, 375° works best, but if you still have issues with your filling running out, try cooking at 350° instead.
Another way to prevent the filling from squishing is to ensure you don’t overfill your form. If you fill it too much, there won’t be enough room for the filling to expand as it cooks, which could cause it to leak out. So make sure that you measure your ingredients carefully and only fill up your form about two-thirds full. Finally, ensure that you bake your forms on a baking sheet so that any excess liquid can drip off without messing in your oven.
How Do You Make Hot Pockets Crispy?
Hot Pockets are a convenient snack that can be heated up quickly in the microwave. Unfortunately, they often come out soggy and not crispy. To make Hot Pockets crispy, you should try air frying them instead. Air frying is a healthier alternative to deep-frying as it uses less oil and produces delicious results.
To air fry, your Hot Pocket, spray it with extra virgin olive oil. This will help crisp up the outside pocket while adding flavor. Place the pocket in your air fryer and set the temperature to 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 8 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Once done, let cool before serving, and enjoy. With this method, you can have perfectly crisp Hot Pockets in no time.
Hot pockets are an easy and delicious way to make your tummy happy. With an air fryer, you can cook it even in just minutes. So, why stay hungry or run to the restaurant when you can cook hot pockets in just a few minutes? That doesn't necessarily. I can assure you that now you can easily cook hot pockets.
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