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How To Crisp Up Capers For A Crunchy Snack
Capers are edible flower buds from the caper bush that are typically pickled in brine, bringing a salty, acidic bite to any dish they touch. Besides breakfast bagels, you'll also find capers in dishes like chicken piccata and pasta puttanesca, but if you’re a fan of capers all by themselves, try turning them into a snack on their own.
Throwing capers into the air fryer makes their skins perfectly crispy, creating a delicious bar snack or out-of-this-world topping. All you need to do is take the capers out of the brine and dry them thoroughly with paper towels, toss them in a little oil, and air fry them for up to seven minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you don’t have an air fryer, you can cook the capers in hot oil on the stove for up to three minutes, then drain them. An excellent and slightly less conventional fried caper dish is crispy lemon caper toast, which involves mashing capers with lemon zest and butter on a piece of bread, then throwing the whole thing in the air fryer.