Are you looking to make Keto Pepperoni Cracker Chips? Making pepperoni chips in the air fryer is a great choice as air fryer chips are delicious and crispy. Many people like the delicious, peppery flavor of pepperoni. You can amplify that flavor by cooking them in the air fryer. The high heat of the air fryer can help to crisp up the edges of the pepperoni, creating a crunchy texture that is satisfying to bite into.
Pepperoni is also a low-carb food which makes it a great snack for people who are watching their carbohydrate intake. Moreover, it has a lot of protein, which will help you feel full and content for longer.
How To Make Air Fryer Pepperoni Chips?
It is easy and quick to make pepperoni chips in an air fryer. All you need is some sliced pepperoni and an air fryer. It’s a simple snack to prepare at home since no oil or challenging cooking methods are required.
Pepperoni slices- 6 oz ( One pack of Hormel Pepperoni)
Step-1: Take a pack of Hormel pepperoni slices. You can also use any other brand.
Step-2: Preheat the air fryer to 400 F for 2 minutes.
Step-3: Spread the pepperoni slices in a single layer in the air fryer.
Step-4: It will depend on your air fryer size, that how many pepperonis slices you can put in a single go. But normally 15-20 slices should be able to fit in a medium size air fryer.
Step-5: Cook them for 6 minutes at 380 F. Then take them out on a plate.
Serve and enjoy.
Tips & Notes
Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket with pepperonis. However, it is okay if they overlap a little.
Once they start to cook, they will spin in the air fryer basket due to the fast fan speed, but it is okay as they become dry, they will stack on each other.
You may need to cook in batches for a whole packet if your air fryer is smaller.
They will crisp up once they cool down a little.
Once cooked, they will be oily, so use a paper towel to pat them dry.
Air Fryer Pepperoni Chips With Cheese
Adding cheese to pepperoni slices is a great way to create a variation different from traditional pepperoni chips. These are crispier than classical pepperoni chips. They are low-carb, delicious, and easy to make.
The process is also similar to cooking pepperoni chips. But to cook keto pepperoni crackers, you should have an air fryer with a metal rack such as
Otherwise, you can cook them in the oven.
Cover the metal rack with parchment paper and place pepperoni slices in a row parallel to each other. Then and add shredded mozzarella cheese to each pepperoni slice. Then sprinkle dried oregano and salt pepper on them. Place the rack in the air fryer and cook for 8 mins at 380 F.
How To Store Air Fryer Pepperoni Chips
You can store pepperoni chips in an air-tight container. Keep them away from moisture and heat. Store them in a cool place and away form sunlight as well.
But I would recommend not to store them for too long as they will feel dried out when stored for longer than 3 days. It’s also not healthy to eat long-stored products. So, consume at the earliest in order to enjoy the nutrients and great taste.
Why Are My Air Fryer Pepperoni Chips Not Crispy?
There could be a number of causes for that. If the pepperoni chips in your air fryer are not crispy, the temperature or cooking time could be the problem. You might be cooking them at too low a temperature or not for sufficient time.
Too thick slices can also hinder pepperoni chips from getting crispy. Moreover, cramming too many pepperoni slices into the air fryer basket may also prevent your chips from being crispy.
Air Fryer Pepperoni Chips With Cream Cheese
Adding cream cheese to pepperoni slices is a new trending addition to pepperoni slices. It makes them more unique and creates a different juicy flavor. The process is similar and easy to classical pepperoni chips.
This recipe also goes well for an air fryer with a rack. Place parchment paper in your air fryer. Then place pepperoni slices in a single layer with a small gap between them. Add a 1/2 teaspoon of cream cheese to each pepperoni. Then place a second pepperoni on top of the cream cheese. Now it will resemble a burger, where cream cheese is in the center and pepperoni is placed in the bottom and top, respectively.
- Pepperoni slices 6 oz ( One pack of Hormel pepperoni)
- Cooking spray
- Take a pack of Hormel pepperoni slices. You can also use any other brand.
- Preheat the air fryer to 400F for 2 minutes.
- Spread the pepperoni slices in a single layer in the air fryer.
- It will depend on your air fryer size, and how many pepperonis slices you can put in a single go. But normally 15-20 slices should be able to fit in a medium size air fryer.
- Cook them for 6 minutes at 380 F. Then take them out on a plate. Serve and enjoy.