Air Fryer Crispy Ikan Bilis Recipe

Air Fryer Crispy Ikan Bilis Recipe

Experience a classic snack with a twist in our Air Fryer Crispy Ikan Bilis. This recipe is a staple in many Southeast Asian cuisines, including Singapore, and is known for its savory, umami-packed flavor. Ikan Bilis, or dried anchovies, are traditionally deep-fried, but using the Ruokala air fryer provides a healthier, less oily alternative. These crispy delights are perfect as a snack on their own, as a topping for dishes like Nasi Lemak, or even as a crunchy addition to salads. The air fryer ensures they are evenly cooked and perfectly crisp without the hassle of traditional frying methods.



  • 1 cup (100 g) dried ikan bilis (anchovies), rinsed and dried
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) chili powder (optional for a spicy kick)
  • Salt to taste

Preparation Duration

  • No extensive preparation is required. Ensure the ikan bilis are rinsed and thoroughly dried before seasoning.

Cooking Instructions

  1. Toss the ikan bilis with olive oil, chili powder (if using), and a pinch of salt.
  2. Preheat the Ruokala air fryer to 160 degrees Celsius.
  3. Spread the ikan bilis in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  4. Cook for 8-10 minutes, shaking the basket occasionally, until they are golden and crispy.
  5. Serve warm or let them cool and store in an airtight container for later use.
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  • Total Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes

These Air Fryer Crispy Ikan Bilis are a convenient and healthier way to enjoy a beloved snack or garnish, offering a delightful crunch with every bite.


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