Being a revolutionary technology as it is, air fryer took frying to a whole new level and, logically, was followed by numerous recipes that are suitable for this particular piece of technology. In this article, I will do my best to sort out some of the best air fryer recipes for you and give a general overview on how they were made and what ingredients they require in order to make them as tasty as possible.
The first thing that should be mentioned is the famous “Phillips Air Fryer Recipe Book” that was written by the professionals who worked on this technology and are the most experienced in making these meals. You can get the whole book for free on their official web site for free here. As you can see, there is a wide variety of different dishes such as side dishes, appetizers, entrees, meals for kids and even desserts.
Rosemary Russet Potato Chips
I would like to point out one dish that is my personal favorite and that does not require a lot of effort to be made – Rosemary Russet Potato Chips. In order to make it, you need to acquire the following ingredients:
- Four russet potatoes
- One tablespoon of olive oil
- Two tablespoons of chopped rosemary
- Two pinches of salt
Bear in mind that this is a quantity required for four plates and it also fills the maximum capacity of one air fryer. You will also need a bit more than an hour to prepare this dish completely. Now let’s take a look at the process of making this dish.
First of all, you need to thoroughly scrub the russet potatoes in the water (running water preferably) in order to clean all the bacteria and filth. Next, take a mixing bowl and fill it with water in which you will insert the lengthwise cut potatoes (try to cut them as thin as possible in order to resemble chips). The potatoes should remain into the bowl for about half an hour and the water should be changed a couple of times during that period in order to make them as clean as possible. After that period of time, drain the water from the bowl, wait a couple of minutes and use a paper towel to wipe the potatoes clean.
After the potatoes have been completely clean, we can proceed to the next step which involves preheating the Phillips’ air fryer to 330 degrees (Fahrenheit). Next, you should put the cut potatoes into a mixing bowl, pour the olive oil on them and finally mix the two together. Put this mixture into the cooking basket and put it in the fryer for half an hour. In the most of the cases you would have to wait less than the required time (see when they reach the suitable crispness). Finally, take the potatoes out and toss salt and rosemary over it. That is it.
Cod Fish Nuggets
When it comes to the low fat air fryer recipes, this one is my favorite since it involves fish. It takes only 25 minutes to prepare this dish and serve it for four persons. First of all, the ingredients required to make Cod fish nuggets are following:
- one pound cod
- two tablespoons of olive oil
- one cup of flour
- two beaten eggs
- three quarters of panco breadcrumbs
- one pinch of salt
Now that that is settled, we can proceed to the process of preparation itself. First of all, you need to have an air fryer on 390 degrees. Secondly, do your best to precisely cut the cod in the following dimensions – 1 inch by 2.5 inches lengthwise. Thirdly, use a food processor where you will blend a mixture of panco breadcrumbs, olive oil and salt.
The next thing you should do is separating the mixture of breadcrumbs into one, eggs into the second and flour into the third bowl. After doing that, dip the previously cut cod into each of the bowl until it is completely covered with the ingredients. Make sure that you used your strength in order to press the cod pieces into breadcrumbs in order to firmly mix them together. The rest of the process is rather easy – put the cod fish into a fryer and wait for approximately 8-10 minutes. After the frying is done your delicious meal is ready for serving.
Fried Chicken Wings
Yes, there is a way to enjoy chicken wings as well and to avoid all the fattening substances that usually go hand in hand with them. In order to make this easy dish you are going to need the following ingredients – a bit of ginger powder, ground pepper and cumin and some garlic. The thing is that fried chicken wings are pretty much made the same as if they were made without air fryer – after all the ingredients have been mixed together, you need to fry them for about ten minutes (or until they are golden brown) in the air fryer and they are ready afterwards.
Once again, if you are interested in exploring other recipes, you can check out the official recipe book from Phillips that contains some of the best food ever that is made in air fryer. Apart from the few I have just mentioned in the text there are also a lot of other healthy air fryer recipes that you can check out and eventually use some of them and start your cooking.
To sum up, air fryer is known for making the food a bit healthier and a bit tastier than, let’s say, deep fryer due to its innovative technique where air is circling inside the fryer, thus frying the food as if it were fried anywhere else. However, it also requires certain cookbook and special recipes that are suitable for it due to the fact that some food simply tastier if fried with air fryer and properly prepared. Therefore, if you have an air fryer it is high time you start making your own food with it.