These air fryer dogs are great for parties (and not just kids’ parties – these bad boys are the ultimate finger food for adults!). I blew my own mind the first time I made them as not only are they inexpensive, but they look amazing and taste incredible.


  • 12 mini frankfurts
  • 2 sheets of frozen puff pastry, just thawed
  • 6 slices of cheddar, cut in half
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds

  • tomato sauce
  • mustard

Now do this

Parboil the mini frankfurts – whatever the packet says, just cook them for half the amount of time. So, if it says boil the mini frankfurts for 6 minutes, boil them for 3 minutes. (I worked that out without a calculator.)

While the frankfurts are boiling away, grab your pastry sheets and cut them in half, then cut each half into thirds so you have twelve rectangles.

Place half a slice of cheddar and a mini frankfurt at the base of one of the pastry rectangles, then roll it up and secure the pastry, preferably with the join at the top. Now make the rest of the dawgs with the remaining pastry, cheddar and frankfurts. Using a pastry brush, brush the tops with the beaten egg and sprinkle over the sesame seeds.

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Line the base of your air fryer with baking paper and pop the dawgs straight in. Cook on 175°C for 10 minutes or until they are puffed and golden.

Meanwhile, grab a platter and a couple of small serving bowls. Fill one bowl with tomato sauce and the other with mustard – the kids will be dipping their Puff Daddy dawgs into them. Arrange the dawgs on the platter, grab a handful of napkins and party on!

Recipe via Air Fryer Express by George Georgievski, Published by Plum, RRP $26.99, Photography by Nikole Ramsay.

More lunch box inspiration from George HERE.