Fairies are listed in the same section of your inventory as food and other things you can cook with.

I've received a pink-shaped elixir in a bottle shaped like a fairy, and its recipe says it was made with just one fairy.

Can you use fairies in any other cooking recipe?

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    Once again, Arqade in HNQ for the awesome title win. – hBy2Py Mar 20 '17 at 17:20

Technically, no, you can't cook them, but you can use them in recipes to get a better result – the fairy will be released after doing this.

From this guide:

And if you throw in a Fairy, you’ll get a lot more hearts from whatever you make together. Don’t worry, it won’t actually cook the Fairy.

This guide confirms this behavior, as well.

Cooking with a Fairy will add considerably to almost any meal you want to make. Don't worry, you won't actually cook the Fairy, but she will hover around the pot and enhance the meal for you. For instance, Fried Egg and Rice made with Hyliran Rice and a Bird Egg usually restores four hearts. However, add a Fairy to that recipe and it restores 14 hearts.

A user here says that using a Fairy in a recipe will result in them flying around the pot and strengthening the result.

You don't actually cook them. They fly around the pot and strengthen the result.

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    @BlueBarren No. – SGR Mar 20 '17 at 13:13
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    Since it is not used in the recipe itself will I be able to get the fairy back? – Grirg Mar 20 '17 at 14:07
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    @Grirg No. They are "used", just not cooked. You basically release the Fairy and they bless the meal. – SGR Mar 20 '17 at 14:24
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    "She'll fly around the pot and enhance the meal" -- Nintendo's admirably SFW equivalent of "add 1/2 tsp fairy juice". – Jason C Mar 21 '17 at 18:01
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    No fairies were harmed in the making of this meal – sampathsris Mar 22 '17 at 11:20

You can get a unique recipe for only cooking a Fairy. It will produce a potion that restores 8 Hearts per Fairy. It also has a unique sprite. However, it does not allow you recover if you lose all your hearts.

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