Edamame is green tender soybeans. They are a great snack and a side dish for any meal. They are high in protein and nutritious.
I like to cook frozen edamame in the air fryer as it is very quick and easy. It takes only a few minutes and only a few ingredients for seasoning.
Frozen edamame is easily available in the freezer section in grocery stores. At times you might find fresh ones and can purchase them and store them in the freezer.
The main ingredient is of course frozen edamame. You can very well use the fresh ones or even freeze them when you buy them in bulk. We are going to use the whole pods with the shells and cook them in the air fryer.
For the seasoning, you will need some olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and red chili flakes. You can also use sea salt and also skip the chili flakes if you do not like them spicy. Alternatively, you can also use some red chili powder.
Making frozen edamame in an air fryer is very simple and quick. First, take a bag of frozen edamame pods and empty it into a mixing bowl. There is no need to defrost them as you will cook them directly from frozen.
Mix in the olive oil, salt, garlic powder, and some red chili flakes if you want them spicy. Toss everything well to ensure that the edamame is evenly coated.
Add all the ingredients to a bowl.
Toss everything well.
Preheat the air fryer to 390°F and then put the edamame into the air fryer basket. Air fry for 10 minutes. After 5-6 minutes, shake the basket once and continue to cook for the remaining time.
Edamame will be well cooked, slightly golden brown in color. You can check one and see if it is to your liking or cook for an additional minute if needed. You can also sprinkle some salt or red chili flakes if needed.
Transfer edamame to the preheated air fryer.
Air fryer edamame is ready.
Instead of salt, you can use sea salt and for red chili flakes, you can also use some red chili powder or black pepper.
Some fresh garlic chives can be sprinkled on top after cooking for some flavor.
This frozen edamame recipe is vegan and gluten-free. You can always adapt it to your taste by using the seasoning of your preference.
Spicy - if you don't like it spicy, you can just skip the chili flakes altogether.
Salty - if you like it only with salt, you can skip the garlic powder and red chili flakes.
I have made this air fryer frozen edamame in Instant Vortex Plus air fryer. It can be made in any type of air fryer, be it basket style or tray style, or any size. Depending on your air fryer, the cooking time may vary by a minute or two.
Air fryer edamame is absolutely delicious and will be gone in a matter of minutes. However, any leftovers can be stored in the fridge. You can eat them cold the next day or heat them in the microwave.
To eat the edamame beans, do not peel the skin and eat the beans by themselves. You will not taste enough of the seasoning. To enjoy the seasoning along with the beans, squeeze the pod with the beans in your mouth and then discard the skin.
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Frozen Edamame In Air Fryer
- 10 oz Frozen Edamame
- 1 tablespoon Olive oil
- ½ teaspoon Salt (to taste)
- ½ teaspoon Garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon Chili flakes (more to taste)
- Preheat the air fryer to 390 °F.
- In a mixing bowl add frozen edamame, oil, salt, garlic powder, and red chili flakes.
- Toss everything well to coat the oil and seasoning evenly on edamame.
- Place the edamame in the air fryer basket.
- Air fry the frozen edamame for 10 minutes.
- Shake the basket after 5-6 minutes.
- Continue to air fry for the remaining time.
- Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle more red chili flakes if needed.
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