Air frying food as the primary cooking method
What is air frying?
An air fryer is a kitchen device that cooks by circulating hot air around the food. The heat source is often a high wattage halogen lamp. A fan circulates the hot air around the food at pressure, cooking the food and producing a crispy layer thanks to the Maillard effect. By circulating air up to 200 degrees Celsius, air fryers cook foods such as potato chips, chicken, fish using far less oil or fat than conventional deep fryers.
Most air fryers have adjustable temperature and timer settings that allow for more precise cooking. Food is cooked in the cooking basket that sits atop a drip tray.
While most models of air fryers require that the basket be periodically shaken to ensure even food cooks evenly and does not stick, some models incorporate a food agitator that continuously turns the food during the cooking process.
Save on washing up Use a Pyrex bowl in the air fryer basket
Air fried Singapore noodles, everything mixed together, ready to serve
Re-heat those anemic chip-shop chips and turn them golden brown and crispy (15 minutes)]]
Our AL806040 only lasted a few years (over use!) and has been replaced by this; the Tefal Actifry Genius
How much oil is used in an air fryer
Reviews say better than deep frying in all but appearance
Fairly obviously, people are skeptical that this cooking method will produce results as good as deep frying. However, study by professor Shaker, M. Arafat and published by the Journal of Food and Nutrition Sciences (pdf) show that french fries which were cooked using an air fryer actually beat traditionally fried french fries in taste, color, smell, crispness, hardness, oiliness and only were rated worse than traditionally fried french fries in appearance.
Pages in category ‘Air fried recipes’
The following 34 pages are in this category, out of 34 total.
- Air fried butternut squash
- Air Fried Chip Shop Chips
- Air fried croutons
- Air fried garlic croutons
- Air fried garlic French fries
- Air Fried Panchphoran Aloo (Potatoes In Whole Spices)
- Air fried roast potatoes
- Air fried roasted chestnuts
- Air fried roasted vegetables, mozzarella, ham and pasta
- Air fried Singapore noodles with chicken, courgettes and mushrooms
- Air fried sweetcorn cobs
- Airfryed meatballs and bacon with tomatoes and spaghetti