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Hey foodies! Today, we’re diving into the world of savory delights with a recipe that’s sure to make your taste buds dance – Cheddar Bacon Croquettes made right in your trusty air fryer! If you’re a fan of crispy, cheesy, bacony goodness (and really, who isn’t?), then you’re in for a treat. These golden nuggets of deliciousness are perfect for snacking, entertaining, or just satisfying those comfort food cravings. So, grab your apron and get ready to whip up a batch of these irresistible croquettes that’ll have everyone coming back for more! Let’s get cooking! 🥓🧀✨

Air Fryer Cheddar Bacon Croquettes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound sharp cheddar cheese, block
  • 1 pound bacon, thinly sliced, room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs

Instructions:

  1. Begin by preparing the filling. Cut the sharp cheddar cheese block into 6 equally-sized portions, approximately 1-inch x 13⁄4-inch each.
  2. Take two pieces of bacon and wrap them around each piece of cheddar, fully enclosing the cheese. Trim any excess fat from the bacon.
  3. Place the cheddar bacon bites in the freezer for 5 minutes to firm up. Be sure not to freeze them completely.
  4. Meanwhile, preheat your Air Fryer to 390°F.
  5. In a bowl, mix the olive oil and breadcrumbs until the mixture becomes loose and crumbly.
  6. Set up a breading station with three separate bowls: one with flour, one with beaten eggs, and one with seasoned breadcrumbs.
  7. Remove the cheddar bacon bites from the freezer and coat each one in flour, then dip them in the beaten eggs, and finally coat them with the breadcrumbs mixture. Press the coating onto the croquettes to ensure it adheres.
  8. Place the coated croquettes in the Air Fryer basket, being careful not to overcrowd them. Cook for 7-8 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.
  9. Once cooked, remove the croquettes from the Air Fryer and let them cool slightly before serving.

Recipe Tips:

  • For extra flavor, consider adding herbs or spices to the breadcrumbs mixture.
  • If you prefer a smokier flavor, you can use smoked cheddar cheese or add a dash of smoked paprika to the filling.
  • Be sure to watch the croquettes closely as they cook in the Air Fryer to prevent them from burning.

Substitutions:

  • If you don’t have sharp cheddar cheese, you can use any other type of cheese that melts well, such as mozzarella or gouda.
  • For a vegetarian version, you can omit the bacon and simply use cheese as the filling.

FAQs:

  • Can I make these croquettes ahead of time? Yes, you can prepare the croquettes up to the breading stage and refrigerate them until ready to cook.
  • Can I freeze these croquettes? Yes, you can freeze the cooked croquettes for up to 1 month. Simply reheat them in the Air Fryer until heated through.

With their irresistible combination of cheesy goodness and crispy bacon, these Air Fryer Cheddar Bacon Croquettes are sure to become a favorite in your household. Whether you serve them as an appetizer, snack, or side dish, they’re guaranteed to impress. Give this recipe a try and enjoy the deliciousness of homemade croquettes right from your air fryer!

Air Fryer Cheddar Bacon Croquettes

🧀🥓 Get ready for a flavor explosion with these Air Fryer Cheddar Bacon Croquettes! Crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside – it's the ultimate snack-time dream come true. 😋✨
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer Cheddar Bacon Croquettes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Sharp cheddar cheese, block
  • 1 lb Bacon, thinly sliced, room temperature
  • 4 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 cup All-purpose flour
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup Seasoned breadcrumbs

Instructions

  • Begin by preparing the filling. Cut the sharp cheddar cheese block into 6 equally-sized portions, approximately 1-inch x 13⁄4-inch each.
  • Take two pieces of bacon and wrap them around each piece of cheddar, fully enclosing the cheese. Trim any excess fat from the bacon. Place the cheddar bacon bites in the freezer for 5 minutes to firm up. Be sure not to freeze them completely.
  • Meanwhile, preheat your Air Fryer to 390°F.In a bowl, mix the olive oil and breadcrumbs until the mixture becomes loose and crumbly.
  • Set up a breading station with three separate bowls: one with flour, one with beaten eggs, and one with seasoned breadcrumbs..
  • Remove the cheddar bacon bites from the freezer and coat each one in flour, then dip them in the beaten eggs, and finally coat them with the breadcrumbs mixture. Press the coating onto the croquettes to ensure it adheres
  • Place the coated croquettes in the Air Fryer basket, being careful not to overcrowd them. Cook for 7-8 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.Once cooked, remove the croquettes from the Air Fryer and let them cool slightly before serving
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