10 Korean Snacks You Need to Put in Your Air Fryer Right Now

home run balls
Home Run Balls

Korean snacks and the air fryer are a match made in snacking heaven. Always easy, quick, and delicious. Sometimes even healthy. The list is endless, but here are ten mouthwatering Korean snacks to get you started.

home run balls

Home Run Balls

Home Run Balls are already addictive, but the air fryer turns them into little golden-brown flavor bombs. Yes, the chocolate melts inside, and yes, you will be powerless against them, so you might as well admit defeat right away and just pick up two or three packages.

Air fry at 180 C for 3 minutes.

Frozen Dumplings

The microwave makes dumplings soggy and sad. The pan-fry-add-water-and-cover method is messy and never really turns out as tasty as you’re hoping. But the air fryer makes steamy crispy dumplings every time. No mess, and no skill required. You can coat them in a little oil before cooking if you want, but you don’t have to.

Air fry at 180 C for 15 minutes.

Korean sweet potato

Sweet Potatoes (고구마)

Could. Not. Be. Easier. Just make sure not to crowd the basket with too many — sweet potatoes need some space to get the skin nice and crispy.

Air fry at 200 C for 30 minutes.

fried chicken

Fried Chicken Leftovers

If you’re not reheating your fried chicken leftovers in the air fryer, you’re doing it wrong.  And it often tastes better out of the air fryer than it did originally, because it’s just that much hotter and that much crispier.

Air fry at 200 C for 10 minutes.

crispy seaweed rolls

Crispy Seaweed Rolls (김말이튀김)

Air frying is the only method that will do these yummy little morsels any justice. Almost as good as restaurant fresh. While they’re cooking, prepare a little dish of soy sauce for dipping.

Air fry at 180 C for 8 minutes.

corn on the cob

Corn on the Cob

Because the corn is already cooked, but then the air fryer makes it all golden brown like it’s been grilled, which is exactly what you want.

Air fry at 200 C for 10 minutes.

Shrimp chips

Shrimp Chips (새우깡)

Putting these things in the air fryer intensifies their flavors, plus adds a touch of roasty flavor. Keep an eye on them though: they can go from golden brown to burnt in a blink.

Air fry at 160 C for 5 minutes.

cheese sticks

Cheese Sticks

Are cheese sticks Korean? Well, they’re made here in Korea and sold here, so I say yes. Regardless, you need to put some in your air fryer right now. Some cheese will inevitably ooze out as they cook, so be sure to put them on a sheet of parchment paper.

Air fry at 200 C for 9 minutes.

chicken legs snack

Chicken Legs (닭다리)

Are you beginning to realize that pretty much all convenience store snacks taste way better after getting blasted with hot, swirling air? These chicken legs are no exception.

Air fry at 180 C for 5 minutes.

rice cakes

Sliced Rice Cakes (떡)

The air fryer transforms rice cakes into something else entirely. They puff up! Plus, they get a little crispy and a little chewy — a perfect snack for movies or binge watching. For best results, coat them with a little olive oil before putting them in the fryer. You can eat them straight out of the basket, or dip them in honey, mulyut (물엿), or pretty much anything you want.

Air fry at 180 C for 7 minutes, stir, then 3 minutes more.

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