When we we were renovating, I purchased my first air fryer. We had limited space so it was ideal until my brand new kitchen was installed.
I have since bought my 2nd air fryer ( the same brand –deLonghi “ideal fry”), so we can take one away with us in the motorhome, when we travel- (Yes, I love it so much!)
Sadly, I find that I hardly use my brand new smeg oven now, because the air fryer is so versatile and is quick and easy to clean.
It also saves on electricity and is a healthier way of cooking.
Creative cooking at it’s best
I have cooked many a recipe in it, from salmon to chicken to curry dishes. I have also used it for baking. By adding spices and herbs, and shaved almonds and walnuts the meals are deliciously crispy and flavourful.
I rarely use a lot of oil, and prefer to use spray on oil, but then air fryers require only a fraction of the oil compared to what other frying methods require.
In fact, the salmon cooked with it’s skin on is absolutely mouth watering, the crispy skin together with the succulent salmon is a favourite.
Roasted vegetables are easy and far better than conventional cooking. Fish and chips cooked in the airfryer are ten times better than the local Fish and Chip shop too!
Starch and potatoes
The air fryer is particularly helpful when cooking starchy foods like potatoes.
Foods generally take a longer time to be air fried than deep fried, and the starch tends to break down less in this setting.
Recently a Dietician commented that the starch could be more digestible, and could potentially have a slightly lower impact on blood sugar. Read more here
By cooking in an Air fryer, it is highly desirable since lowering our oil intake can be hugely beneficial for our health.
Scientists have linked intakes of fat from vegetable oil to a variety of health conditions, including but not limited to an increased risk of heart disease and higher rates of inflammation.
Read more here
Save on electricity
There are many more benefits to using an air fryer.
By using hot air to circulate around food in a sealed cooking chamber,the moisture and flavours are sealed within a crunchy, golden crust, similar to frying.
Airfryers are so much better than other conventional ways of cooking as they cook faster and use less energy.
During lockdown we tried “My Foodbag” (Fresh start) recipes for a while.
We were amazed that we could cook most of the meals which were Gourmet meals in the Air fryer, and have continued to enjoy a variety of meals along those lines.
With a selection of spices like cumin, lemon pepper and paprika and garlic, we enjoy different versions of chicken, beef and fish, and vegetarian dishes and add walnuts or almonds during the last few minutes as a delightful difference to a meal.
Here is a link for other recipes
Being creative will come naturally when using an air fryer, so what is not to like?
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