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Pepper balls in the air fryer

pepper balls in air fryer

If you are looking for a quick and easy second course perfect for the summer we recommend you try the pepper balls in the air fryer.

Everyone likes meatballs. It may be the shape, it may be that they are always very soft, the fact is that they are among the most prepared recipes ever. Also excellent for using as a base for some unused ingredients, in summer you can prepare excellent pepper balls in the air fryer.

We who love recipes with peppers and had not yet tried this delight were thrilled. Crispy on the outside, soft and tasty on the inside as well as very light thanks to the use of the air fryer as a cooking method.

pepper balls in air fryer
pepper balls in air fryer

How to prepare the air fryer pepper balls recipe

  1. First, peel the potatoes, cut them into pieces of about 2 cm on each side and boil them in plenty of salted water until they are tender. It will take about 15 minutes .
  2. In the meantime, clean the pepper by removing the stem, seeds and white filaments. Cut the pulp into half-centimeter cubes and cook it in a pan with a drizzle of oil and a clove of garlic. Season with salt and pepper and leave for 10 minutes, stirring often.
  3. Once the potatoes are ready, mash them and let them cool before continuing with the recipe.
  4. Add peppers, eggs, parmesan, parsley and breadcrumbs as needed to dry the mixture a little. It will no longer have to stick your hands when you work it.
  5. Form the meatballs by inserting a cube of cheese inside, then shape them well and pass them one by one in the breadcrumbs, flattening them slightly with your hands.
  6. Place them in the air fryer basket.
  7. Season them with a few puffs of oil and cook at 200°C for 10 minutes , turning them halfway through cooking. Serve them after they have just cooled.

Pepper meatballs without potatoes

To prepare pepper balls without potatoes, the procedure is similar. In this case you will need:

  • 1 whole pepper
  • 200 g of stale bread
  • milk to taste
  • 1 egg
  • breadcrumbs to taste
  • 3 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • Salt to taste

Cook the pepper cut into pieces in a pan with the oil and garlic, seasoning with salt. In the meantime, soak the bread in milk. Transfer the squeezed bread, pepper, egg and parmesan to a blender and blend until you obtain a fairly homogeneous mixture. Add as much breadcrumbs as needed to dry the dough. Form meatballs, roll them in bread and cook them at 190°C for 10-12 minutes .

If you liked these ideas, we recommend you also try the tofu and pepper balls , perfect for filling up on protein.


Air fryer pepper balls will keep for up to 3 days in the refrigerator . Reheat them just before serving them or enjoy them at room temperature.

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