5 Best Emeril Lagasse Air Fryer Recipes to Try Today

Emeril Lagasse has been a professional chef for over 30 years. He’s opened a huge number of restaurants, had his own show, and is probably best known for the “bam!” expression when it comes to spice. I’ve put together the best Emeril Lagasse air fryer recipes to try out if you’re a fan.

That’s right! Emeril has kept up with the modern appliance that we love, with a slew of recipes that can be made in your air fryer. In addition, he’s also got a couple of air fryers themselves that boast his name.

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The Emeril Lagasse Power 360 air fryer can not only air fry, but also bake, broil, dehydrate, and rotisserie a whole chicken! If an air fryer with rotisserie sounds up your alley, you’ll love having a unit this size.

His other model is the huge 26 quart capacity Emeril Lagasse French door 360 air fryer featuring two doors that open in the center. This countertop convection oven is a great air fryer for large families because you can cook so much at once!

Emeril Lagasse Power 360 Air Fryer

Emeril Lagasse French Door 360 Air Fryer

What Can You Cook in an Emeril Air Fryer 360?

  • Pizza 
  • French Fries
  • Rotisserie (Chicken)
  • Steaks, chops, chicken, turkey
  • Fish
  • Roasts (lamb, pork, beef)
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits (dehydrated)
  • Cakes
  • Souffles
  • Frittatas
  • Candied or spiced nuts
  • Sandwiches
  • Appetizers
  • Eggs
  • Much more!

As you can see, there are many things you can cook in an Emeril air fryer 360. In fact, it may have been easier to list things it can’t cook. But I digress, you’ll see it’s a versatile appliance that can cook something for every meal of the day!

Whether you have one of his personal fryers or a different brand, there’s still no denying Emeril’s got some tasty air fryer recipes to try!

You might even enjoy looking at my favorite Oster air fryer recipes as this oven also has a french door option.

Try out my recipe for honey roasted pecans in the air fryer if candied nuts sound up your alley!

1. Emeril Lagasse Air Fryer Chicken Recipe: Air Fried Chicken With Pepper Jelly Drizzle

Air fryers always amaze me with their ability to deliver crispy “fried” food with far less oil than deep frying. So, it’s probably no surprise that this air fried chicken with a pepper jelly drizzle is our favorite Emeril Lagasse air fryer chicken recipe.

It works well with wings if you want to make an appetizer or tailgate snack, but adapts equally as well to breasts, thighs, and drumsticks for dinner. 

To keep things juicy, you’re going to marinate your chicken in buttermilk, hot sauce, and some herbs and spices. Then, you’ll toss your chicken in some flour and seasonings to get that nice dredge on.

Spray with a light misting of oil and air fry for 30-40 minutes, flipping every 10 minutes. The cooking time is going to vary based on the cut you’re using of course.  When it’s golden brown and cooked through, serve it up with a drizzle of pepper jelly for a sweet and tangy twist.

If you make some extras, you can also reheat wings in the air fryer to enjoy the leftovers later on!

Ready to enjoy some sweet and spicy fried chicken? Check out the full recipe for Emeril’s air fried buttermilk chicken with pepper jelly drizzle here.

2. Emeril Lagasse Air Fryer Steak Recipe: Flank Steak With Chimichurri Sauce

In this tasty Emeril Lagasse air fryer steak, you’ll be marinating a flank steak to make it nice and tender. The good news is that you marinate it in the same chimichurri sauce you serve it with, cutting down on prep time!

A flavorful combination of cilantro, basil, lime, garlic, pepper, and others come together for a true taste sensation.

The steak will cook in your air fryer for around 20 minutes at 400, and you’ll need to flip halfway. Of course, times will vary based on the size of your steak and what level of doneness you prefer.

Once cooked, slice across the grain for super tender meat!  Serve with a veggie of your choice and a nice crusty bread or potatoes to soak up that extra chimichurri sauce.

If you want to try other cuts of steak, check out the bone-in version featured in our best Cuisinart air fryer recipes!

Otherwise, you can find the full recipe for Emeril Lagasse air fryer flank steak with chimichurri sauce in the description of this how-to video:

Emeril Air Fryer Flank Steak

3. Best Emeril Air Fryer 360 Breakfast Recipe: Classic Quiche Lorraine

The classic quiche lorraine gets our pick for the best Emeril air fryer 360 breakfast recipe you should try. First, I just love it because quiche goes easily for breakfast or brunch, making it versatile.

Speaking of versatility, while the classic recipe features ham, onions, and gruyere cheese, it’s pretty easy to tweak. I often swap in bacon or sausage for the meat. Add in some peppers and southwest seasoning, or use steak and provolone for a cheesesteak style.

Anyway, the point is that quiche is a great breakfast choice to make in your air fryer. Once assembled, it only takes about 10 minutes at 400 degrees to cook. Pop any leftovers in the fridge and then reheat them in your air fryer throughout the week!

Just because I love quiche doesn’t mean your air fryer can’t make other great breakfast recipes as well. Take a look at the eggs, bacon, and toast recipe featured in our best Gourmia air fryer recipes for another great option!

If you’re ready to enjoy some classic quiche lorraine in this Emeril air fryer 360 breakfast recipe, you can find the full recipe in the description of this how-to video:

Emeril’s Classic Quiche Lorraine

4. Best Emeril French Door Air Fryer Recipe: Kicked Up Tuna Melts

Alright hear me out on this one. Tuna melts are another great recipe for your air fryer, and they really shine in the Emeril French door 360 model.

This air fryer has a couple different adjustable racks, allowing you to air fry different things at once. You could, say, air fry some crispy fries or homemade potato chips, and then add your tuna melts in.

The fact that you can make the tuna salad ahead of time really cuts down on prep. When you’re ready, spread it on your bread, top with tomatoes and cheese, and cook for about 10 minutes.

Everything fits nice and neat on the racks without the scrunching and struggle to remove flat items like you get in a round basket fryer. If you’re cooking for the family, you’ll be able to get 6-8 sandwiches in at once!

It’s really no surprise that the air fryer is so great for sandwiches after we saw how easy it was to cook Hot Pockets in the air fryer. After all, they’re just portable pocket sandwiches!

If you’re interested in more seafood inspiration, then you might also want to check out my best Canned Tuna Air Fryer Recipes for more delicious eats!

Find the full recipe for the Emeril french door air fryer tuna melts here!

Emeril Power 360 Air Fryer Tuna Melt

5. Emeril’s Air Fryer Peach Blackberry Cobbler 

No meal would be complete without dessert!  Thanks to the wide shelves in these air fryers, you’ll be able to make Emeril’s recipe for air fryer peach blackberry cobbler.

While the recipe uses fresh fruit, you can definitely use thawed frozen if things aren’t in season. Don’t like peaches and blackberries? No worries, feel free to substitute any combination of fruits and berries that you do like.

Top everything off with drops of biscuit-like crust and air fry for about 30 minutes at 400 degrees. Serve it up warm, and feel free to add a scoop of ice cream for an a la mode experience!

Dig your spoon into the full recipe for Emeril Lagasse’s air fryer peach and blackberry cobbler here.

If you want to try a version made in smaller ramekins, check out my easy air fryer blackberry cobbler recipe.

For more sweet, fruity treats, check out some of our best air fryer apple recipes!

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In Conclusion

We’ve compiled 5 of the best Emeril Lagasse air fryer recipes to try, covering a wide variety of foods. While they’re primarily designed to work in his line of signature air fryers, most translate easily into other fryers as well so you can enjoy his delicious offerings.

If you’re interested in more Emeril air fryer recipes, check out Emeril Lagasse Everyday Recipes for the Power Air Fryer 360.

Note that since the Power 360 air fryer includes settings for baking, roasting, and more, not all recipes in the book are specifically air frying recipes. They’re just recipes that can be created with the Power 360 air fryer, but they may use other functions.

The recipes in our best of list here, however, are all actual Emeril Lagasse air frying recipes to stay true to the intent!

Katie Vine