Why are my snacks, such as croquettes and chicken nuggets, not crispy and brown when baked?


For optimal results with the airfryer, you should use oven-ready products. Oven-ready snacks become golden brown and crispy when prepared in the airfryer.

If you prepare snacks in the airfryer that are meant to be prepared in a deep-fat fryer, the snacks usually stay pale and are often less crispy.

If you did use oven-ready snacks and they do not become crispy and stay pale, please check the following:

The quantity of ingredients:
Put smaller batches of ingredients in the basket. Cover the bottom of the basket with just one layer. Smaller batches are fried more evenly.

The set temperature:
Most snacks need to be prepared at 390ºF, except for pastry-based snacks. You have to airfry pastry-based snacks at 350ºF.

The preparation time:
If you have not preheated the airfryer before you put in the snacks, make sure you add 3 minutes extra to the preparation time when you start frying.

Note: Most snacks need the preparation time indicated for the oven to become fully cooked. Preparation times for the deep-fat fryer are shorter and will not lead to a well-cooked result. Most snacks need between 6 and 10 minutes to cook.

Tip: If your croquettes or snacks burst when you prepare them in the airfryer, choose a shorter preparation time.

If the snacks still do not turn out crispy and brown, we advise you to contact the Philips Consumer Care Center in your country.

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