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Friggitelli in an air fryer

friggitelli in an air fryer

Ready in 20 minutes, friggitelli in the air fryer are a perfect side dish to accompany meat and cheese.

Friggitelli are those green chillies typical of southern Italy, with a sweet taste and crunchy texture. They can be used in many recipes and today we decided to prepare friggitelli in an air fryer. Excellent to serve as a side dish , they are prepared in no time and, apart from oil and salt, you won't need any other ingredients.

Air fryer sweet green chiles can be left whole , if small, or halved and de-seeded. The important thing is to ensure uniform cooking by shaking the basket from time to time.

friggitelli in an air fryer
friggitelli in an air fryer

How to prepare the friggitelli recipe in an air fryer

  1. First wash the peppers thoroughly under running water and then dry them with kitchen paper.
  2. If they are small to medium in size you can leave them whole, vice versa cut them in half lengthwise and clean them just as you usually do with peppers, ie by removing the stalk, seeds and internal white filaments.
  3. Place them in the air fryer and season with a little spray oil and a pinch of salt then cook at 180°C for 20 minutes , shaking the basket halfway through cooking.
  4. Serve them hot or at room temperature as a side dish for your main courses.

Alternatively you can prepare excellent friggitelli in a pan , equally fast and tasty.


The friggiteli, once cooked, can be kept in the refrigerator for a couple of days. You can enjoy them both at room temperature and after heating them in a pan for a few minutes.

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