This article will cover two different ways to air fry ramen noodles. All of the ways are pretty quick and easy, with two specials ways that can only be done by an air fryer. I now air fry my ramen noodles this way instead of cooking them on the stove or in the microwave.
When ramen noodles are air fried in the air fryer, they provide interesting textures to the noodles that can’t be achieved in the microwave or on a stove top. Let’s look at these two different methods of air frying ramen noodles. These methods can be used for any brand of dried noodles that are quickly cooked in hot water with seasoning packets, with some yielding better results than others.
How To Air Fry Ramen Noodles
- An air fryer.
- A small pan or heat resistant container or bowl that fits in an air fryer.
- Measuring cup.
- Dried ramon noodles.
- The seasoning packet that came with the noodles.
- Cooking oil (canola, vegetable oil for example)
1. Put 1 ounce of water in the pan.
Start by putting one ounce of water into the pan. It will be used to make the flavoring for the ramen noodles.
2. Put the ramen noodles seasoning into the water.
Open the seasoning packet that came with the ramen noodles and put it in the pan with the water.
3. Mix it with the water.
Mix all of the contents in the seasoning packet thoroughly with the water. Make sure that it is all mixed in well.
4. Heat the air fryer to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
This temperature is ideal for cooking the ramon noodles quickly, lining up with the allotted time on the package. This is the temperature that will be used for the seasoning mix, and the noodles later on.
5. Put the seasoning mix into the air fryer for 5 minutes.
Let the seasoning mix air fry until it simmers, or until the 5 minutes are up.
6. Remove it and stir it again.
Take it out of the air fryer and stir it again to make sure everything is still mixed while it is hot.
7. Place the dry noodles on a pan.
The noodles need to be placed on a solid heat resistant surface. Air fryers usually come with a plate pan (or drip pan) that can fit inside of the air fryer for cooking. Place your noodles on this.
If you don’t have one, then use a plate covered in aluminum foil.
8. Pour 1 tablespoon of cooking oil on top of the noodles evenly.
Cover the entire surface of the noodles with cooking oil. It will run through the top and into the bottom of the noodles through the openings in the dried noodles. Make sure the entire surface is covered with the tablespoon of cooking oil.
9. Pour the seasoning mix evenly across the top of the ramon noodles.
After pouring the oil evenly across the top surface of the dried noodles, pour the seasoning mix that was air fried earlier across the top the same way.
You should see the oil and seasoning mix underneath the ramon noodles as shown in the picture.
10. Air fry the ramon noodles for 4 minutes at 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Now with the noodles oiled and seasoned, air fry them in the air fryer. It is very important that you monitor the noodles during the cooking process. They can burn really fast really easily after about 3 minutes of cooking. Look for signs of browning on the top layer. Take the noodles out at any sign of browning.
If the oil and the seasoning were put on the ramon noodles correctly, you will see the seasoning and oil sizzling while it is cooking right underneath the noodles.
After the 3 to 4 minutes of cooking, the noodles are finished and ready for consumption. This is what the top and the bottom should look like:
The oil and packet seasoning will be engrafted into the dry ramon noodles. If they are eaten while they are hot after air frying, it will have a soft crunchy texture with the seasoning flavor.
The engrafted noodles can be broken apart and placed into other foods as crunchy treats. Air fryers are cool.
Here is a different way to air fry the dry ramon noodles. This method is faster and easier. It can be made in 3 to 5 minutes as a quick snack. We are going to make a roasted air fried noodle patty.
1. Use a small pan and set the dry noodles on it.
I used my drip pan again that came with my air fryer, with some aluminum foil on top of it. A heat resistant plate with aluminum foil covering it will work too.
2. Cover the entire top surface of the noodles with 1 tablespoon of cooking oil.
Use canola oil or vegetable oil and completely cover the surface of the dried noodles by pouring the tablespoon of oil on top of it. Make sure that you cover the whole surface.
3. Cook it in the air fryer for 4 to 5 minutes at 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Once the noodles are covered in oil, place the pan into the air fryer at fry them for 4 to 5 minutes. Be careful to monitor the cooking process after 3 minutes as the surface will easily brown fast and possibly burn after this time.
Take the noodles out early if you have to once the surface begins to turn light brown.
4. Sprinkle the seasoning for the ramon noodles on both sides of the noodles.
Sprinkle on the seasoning flavoring from the seasoning packet unto the bottom and top surface of the air fried noodles. I did a very light sprinkle and left the rest out, but you are welcomed to do more to your liking.
The noodles shown in the picture are the finished product without the seasoning applied yet. Just sprinkle on what you see fit for the flavoring.
When the dry noodles are air fried this way, the ramon noodles are still crunchy, but become temporarily brittle when eating it like this. It has a nice roasted flavor, and it is easier to bite and chew. Also, the heat locks on the inside of the noodle patty, keeping it nice and hot while the outer layer is warm.