How to Make Easy Yorkshire Puddings in Your Air Fryer
Yes, you can make Yorkshire Puddings in your Air Fryer, and they come out crispy brown on top with a soft custard-like center. I generally make individual puddings rather than a larger version, because I have a small air fryer. You probably can use ramekins to air fry the puddings, but I use mini pie tins, which work well. The key ingredient you'll need is beef drippings. Without them, you've just got a popover (which is really good, too, but not the same). To save energy (and hassle for me), I cook a pot roast in the slow cooker and skim off some of the hot liquid from the top. The liquid is a mixture of broth and fat and provides incredible flavor to the puddings. The puddings air fry in about 30 minutes. If you want to make them and reheat them, you can. Just warm the puddings up in the air fryer, not the microwave. The Yorkshire Puddings are, of course, great with beef. A little onion gravy would dress them up, too. Enjoy!
Air Fryer Yorkshire Puddings -- Makes 6
4 large eggs
1 cup of milk
1 cup of flour
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 tablespoons of beef drippings, plus more for the pans, divided
Spritz 6 mini pie tins or ramekins with non-stick cooking spray. In a large bowl (or preferably a Pyrex measure with a spout, which will make pouring the batter easier, later), whisk together well the eggs, milk, flour, and salt. Whisk in the 2 tablespoons of beef drippings. Set the mixture aside. Put a couple of tablespoons of beef drippings in the bottom of each of the pie tins. Depending on the size of your air fryer, put 2-4 of the filled tins in your air fryer basket and air fry the drippings at 400 degrees for a few minutes or until the drippings are hot and sizzling. Remove the basket from your air fryer and carefully pour some of the milk/egg mixture over the hot drippings in each pie tin. You want to fill the pie tins about 2/3s full. Return the air fryer basket with the filled tins to the air fryer and air fry the puddings at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. Check the puddings after 20 minutes (quickly--just pull the basket out and peek) and, if the puddings are browning too much, turn down the heat to 375. Continue cooking the puddings for another 5-10 minutes. The puddings should be a deep, dark brown on top and have a soft custard-like center. You may see little pools of beef drippings in the center of each pudding. Remove the puddings from the air fryer to cool a few minutes before serving them. Repeat the cooking process with the remaining tins/batter. The puddings will deflate a bit after you pull them from the air fryer, but they'll taste great, especially with onion gravy (or use the juice from your roast).