Certainly! If you’re referring to using an air fryer in the context of old-school Yoopers, who are residents of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, you might be looking for recipes that have a traditional or nostalgic touch. Here’s a simple recipe that combines the convenience of an air fryer with a classic Yooper flavor:
Air Fryer Pasties:
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
- 1 large carrot, peeled and diced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Pastry dough (store-bought or homemade)
- In a skillet, cook the ground beef until browned. Add chopped onions and cook until onions are soft.
- Add diced potatoes and carrots to the skillet. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until the vegetables are slightly tender.
- Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
- Roll out the pastry dough and cut it into rounds (about 6-8 inches in diameter).
- Place a portion of the beef and vegetable mixture on one half of each pastry round.
- Fold the other half of the pastry over the filling to create a half-moon shape. Press the edges to seal.
- Place the pasties in the air fryer basket, leaving some space between each.
- Air fry the pasties for about 15-20 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown and crispy.
- Serve the air-fried pasties hot, and enjoy a taste of old-school Yooper comfort food with a modern twist!
Feel free to adjust the ingredients and seasonings based on your preferences. This recipe is a nod to the past, combining the concept of pasties— a popular Yooper dish—with the modern cooking technique of air frying.