Cheese

Air-Fryer Chile-Cheese Toast

November  7, 2019
Photo by Ghazalle Badiozamani
Author Notes

I grew up eating this for a snack. I know you’re wondering what kind of kid eats chiles on toast with some cheese for a snack. An Indian kid, that’s who. You can totally doctor this up with fancy-schmancy cheese, more spices, or different types of bread, but when I’m craving a taste of home at breakfast, this is what I make.

Excerpted from EVERY DAY EASY AIR FRYER © 2018 by Urvashi Pitre. Photography © 2018 by Ghazalle Badiozamani. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.Urvashi Pitre

  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 5 minutes
  • Serves 1
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated mozzarella cheese
  • 2 teaspoons salted butter, at room temperature
  • 10 to 15 thin slices serrano chile or jalapeño
  • 2 slices sourdough bread
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (optional)
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Directions
  1. In a small bowl, stir together the Parmesan, mozzarella, butter, and chiles. (You want to make a bit of a paste with all this before you spread it on the bread, because if you don’t, you’ll have air-borne shreds of cheese flying around the air fryer.)
  2. Spread half the mixture onto one side of each slice of bread. Sprinkle with the pepper, if using. Place the slices cheese-side up in the air-fryer basket. Set the air fryer to 325°F for 5 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and started to brown slightly. Serve immediately.

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Dr. Urvashi Pitre is the President of a global marketing consulting firm, and also the author of the best-selling Indian Instant Pot Cookbook, one of Amazon’s Best Books of 2017. She combines her training as a scientist with her desire to make fast, healthy, authentic, global cuisine, and experiments extensively to create the most streamlined recipes that use fresh ingredients. WEBSITE: www.twosleevers.com FB PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/twosleever/ FB GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/twosleevers/ PINTEREST: https://www.pinterest.com/twosleevers/pins/ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/two_sleevers/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/TwosleeversUrvashi