To Everyone Who got an AirFryer During the Pandemic,
There are Foods You Need to Try ASAP!
Air fryers aren’t terribly new, but they are definitely becoming more trendy in the cooking and social media worlds. By definition, an air fryer is, “a kitchen appliance that cooks by circulating hot air around the food using the convection mechanism. A mechanical fan circulates the hot air around the food at high speed, cooking the food and producing a crispy layer.” For example, you can now make healthy french fries or fried chicken with hardly any oil and in a fraction of the time! A time-saver and a healthier way to cook? Sign us up, right?!?
There are definitely many benefits to owning and cooking with an air fryer. It’s not just another cooking appliance that will take up precious storage room in your cabinets. It’s truly a useful cooking tool to have in your kitchen. Although the device is sold as a way to make foods crunchy without deep-frying, home cooks have put it to countless other uses.
The usual air-fryer specialties such as frozen pizza rolls and tater tots are a no-brainer, but it wasn’t long before savvy cooks realized that their air fryer could make pretty much anything they wanted. Don’t be stunned when a friend pulls her famous homemade cheesecake from the device, baked to perfection in 20 minutes with no cracks or dips.
Lamb chops, beef and pork tenderloin, perfectly-cooked rib-eye steak, filet mignon, crab legs, lobster tails, pecan and pumpkin pie — can all be made perfectly in what many are referring to as a cooking “game-changer!”
The reason that air-fried food is healthier is that you don't need to use as much oil as when you're deep-frying foods. The hot air circulates around the food, giving anything a crispy exterior while cooking the food to perfection. And the clean up is so easy; simply wipe out the inside of the basket, and you're ready to cook the next thing.
But it isn’t just a healthier alternative to cooking traditionally deep-fried foods. You can also make other everyday favorites with this cool tool. Sizzle up a juicy air fryer steak. Start your Saturday morning with a batch of bacon. Or satisfy your sweet tooth by air-frying chocolate chip cookies. Your recipe options are practically endless!
All air-fried food isn’t necessarily “healthy,” but it cuts down on calories from fat that would otherwise be used to deep-fry foods. So, air fryer recipes are arguably healthier compared to conventionally fried ones, and that’s what a lot of us are looking for these days – to save calories while eating foods that taste great.
Since French fries seem to be the first thing all cooks try and seem to use as a measuring stick for how well this appliance does what it claims it can do, here’s one of our recipes. (https://bellisaris.com/blogs/thursday-recipes/air-fryer-fries?_pos=1&_sid=340935c87&_ss=r) After you try it out, let us know in the comments what you think about cooking in an air fryer. Happy, “healthier” air frying from all of us at Bellisari’s!