Prepare the asparagus by trimming the woody ends of the asparagus spears.
Drizzle with olive oil and liberally sprinkle salt and pepper. You can do this in a large bowl or just use your hands – but make sure the asparagus is fully coated.
Place your asparagus stalks in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Cook at 400ºF/200ºC. Adapt the cooking time to the thickness of the spears:- Thin: Cook for 3-5 minutes.- Medium: Cook for 5-10 minutes. I like mine at 7 minutes.- Thick: Cook for 10-15 minutes.
To store: Make sure you store any leftover asparagus in an airtight container, in the refrigerator. It'll last up to five days – though it should ideally be eaten within a few days of cooking.To reheat: To keep the texture, reheat the asparagus in the air fryer. Do so at half the temperature it was cooked for 3-4 minutes - this will keep it crispy. Alternatively, you can pan-fry it with a little oil.
I love how simple yet delicious this roast asparagus tuns out. However, if wanted, you can further flavor it by adding minced garlic or garlic powder, a drizzle of lemon juice, a sprinkle of red pepper flakes, etc.How do you keep asparagus crispy when air frying? If you want to increase the bite during cooking, you can undercook just a little. Or add a dash more oil than usual to crisp it up. You can also add an additional crust – using grated parmesan cheese or breadcrumbs. In this way, you can give it an outer coating that'll keep the outside crispy. You'll want to also make sure you eat it almost as soon as it's done air frying. That way, it doesn't have a chance to get cold and soggy.Check the blog post for serving suggestions and more answers to top FAQs!