Air Fryer Lamb Shanks — If you’re looking for an easy and delicious way to cook lamb shanks, look no further than your air fryer! These lamb shanks are cooked to perfection in just a few short minutes. So what are you waiting for? Try this fantastic air fryer recipe today!

Do you love lamb shanks? I do! They are one of my favorite kinds of meat. But I don’t like how long they take to cook in the oven. That’s why I’m so excited about air frying them! Air frying is a great way to cook food faster and less mess. Plus, it still gives food that crispy outer crust that everyone loves. This recipe will show you how to make air fryer lamb shanks. Let’s get cooking!

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What Are Lamb Shanks?

If you’re a cook, you’ve probably heard the term “lamb shanks” before, but what do they are? Lamb shanks are the meaty hind leg of a lamb cut into one or two pieces. They are popular in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine and can be cooked in various ways.

They are perfectly roasted in the air fryer, and you will end up with a tender and delicious meal!

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Lamb Shanks

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Lamb Shanks
  • Lamb Shanks
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper

How To Make Air Fryer Lamb Shanks

How to Make Air Fryer Lamb Shanks

Start by preheating the air fryer to 390 degrees F, air fryer setting. Then rub the lamb chops with the olive oil, and season with salt and black pepper. Place the lamb shanks into the air fryer, and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Check the internal temperature before removing them, and the internal temperature needs to be 160 degrees F.

Pro Tips:

Crowding: Do not crowd the air fryer basket; otherwise, the lamb shanks will not cook up correctly. Leave plenty of room around the shanks to let the air circulate around them.

Timing: Since all air fryers are slightly different, make sure to use a meat thermometer, and check the internal temperature before removing them.

Cooking Them In Air Fryer Oven: Place the rack or tray on the bottom level if you want to make these in an air fryer oven. This way, both the inside and outside cook at the same time.

Seasonings: You can add a lot of flavors by adding some seasonings. Since this is a middle eastern dish, some great ones to use are Za’atar, Baharat, or Aleppo Pepper.

Where To Buy Lamb Shanks?

If you’re a fan of lamb shanks, you know that they can be tough to find in the grocery store. So, where do you go to buy them?

I found a batch at my local Whole Foods, but you can usually find them at any ethnic grocery store or, if you are lucky, at your local grocery store.

Air Fryer Lamb Shanks

How To Store:

Now that you have cooked the perfect lamb shanks, you need to know how to store them. Lamb shanks are a type of meat that can be stored in the refrigerator for a couple of days if placed into an airtight container.

How To Cook Frozen Lamb Shanks In Your Air Fryer

Do you love lamb shanks but don’t have the time to cook them? Well, you’re in luck! You can cook frozen lamb shanks in your air fryer.

Place your frozen lamb shanks into the air fryer. Since you start from frozen, you don’t need to preheat your air fryer. Rub olive oil over your lamb shanks, season, then cook at 390 degrees F, air fryer setting, and cook for 30 to 40 minutes.

What To Serve With Lamb Shanks

If you’re looking for something to serve with lamb shanks, you’re in luck. There are lots of great options that will pair perfectly with this dish. From mashed potatoes to couscous, there’s something for everyone. Here are some of my favorite air fryer side dishes:

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Air Fryer Lamb Shanks
Air Fryer Lamb Shank

Air Fryer Lamb Shanks

3.65 from 76 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
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Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings

Description

Air Fryer Lamb Shanks — If you're looking for an easy and delicious way to cook lamb shanks, look no further than your air fryer! These lamb shanks are cooked to perfection in just a few short minutes. So what are you waiting for? Try this fantastic air fryer recipe today!

Ingredients 

  • 2 medium lamb shanks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Start by preheating the air fryer to 390 degrees F, air fryer setting. Then rub the lamb chops with the olive oil, and season with salt and black pepper. Place the lamb shanks into the air fryer, and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes.
    Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Lamb Shanks
  • Check the internal temperature before removing them, and the internal temperature needs to be 160 degrees F.
    How to Make Air Fryer Lamb Shanks
  • Plate, serve, and enjoy!
    Air Fryer Lamb Shank

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 346kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 39gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 127mgSodium: 1309mgPotassium: 444mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 3IUCalcium: 20mgIron: 3mg

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