Romaine lettuce is one of my favorite vegetables to grill. Since it is winter, we cook more indoors now and still missing this lettuce dish. The other day, it occurred to me an idea while I was cooking some chicken wings in the air fryer. Why not try air-frying the whole lettuce?
Air frying romaine lettuce is a quick and easy way to transform a classic salad ingredient into something truly unique.
It tastes even better than the grilling ones because the lettuce will absorb the remaining chicken juice in the air fryer.
I usually don’t use the rack in my air fryer because it’s one less thing to clean. If your air fryer has a rack, make sure to remove it so that it can absorb all of the juice and deliciousness!
As for the seasoning, simply use garlic, salt, and pepper. It doesn’t require complicated stuff because the charred part of the lettuce will bring so much flavor!
One important thing to keep in mind when air frying romaine lettuce is to not overcook it. If you cook it for too long, it will become soggy and lose its crispness. Instead, aim for 2 minutes per side, or until the lettuce is crispy and slightly browned.
Overall, air-frying romaine lettuce is a delicious and easy way to add a new twist to your side dishes. Give it a try the next time you’re cooking up some chicken or other meats in the air fryer, and see for yourself how delicious and flavorful it can be.
Air Fry Whole Romaine Lettuce
- Air Fryer
- 1 romaine lettuce
- 1 tbsp garlic chopped
- 1 tbsp oil or chicken grease You can skip adding oil if there is already grease inside the air fryer.
- Preheat the air fryer to 400°F. If you cooking other food previously, increase the temperature to 400°F.
- Wash and dry the romaine lettuce. Leave the lettuce whole, with the root end intact. Cut in the middle to split it in half. If your air fryer is not big enough, you can cut off some leafy parts for salad later.
- Brush the lettuce lightly with olive oil. Or you can mix the lettuce with the remaining grease inside the air fryer. Air fry for 2 minutes on each side, or until the outside of lettuce is crispy and slightly browned. Enjoy!