5 Air Fryer Secrets
- Don’t smoke
- Why veggies are so great?
- Two-fold spritz
- Light meals are a complete failure.
- Certain models might be too tiny for specific recipes.
Six More Air Fryer Essentials
We now always have an air fryer on our worktops and use it to cook a variety of foods, including broccoli, chicken breasts, and gnocchi.
It cooks food fast and provides it a texture that is delightfully crunchy. After using an air fryer for three years, I wanted to share some of the tips and tricks I’ve discovered—things I wish I had known from the beginning!
Cooking foods with higher fat content, such as bacon, chicken thighs, and wings, might cause smoking because the grease will collect in the basket. There are two ways you can avoid this:
- Reduce the temperature; 350°F was a lot better than 400°F for not smoking bacon.
- Put the bread in the base, behind the basket; this collects and absorbs the fat and greatly reduces smoke.
You may put the air fryer next to an open window or under the range hood for food that will just smoke.
2.Veggies Are Fantastic
The most popular use for an air fryer is to prepare crispy fried foods like fried chicken or french fries. However, don’t undervalue how fantastic veggies turn out in an air fryer. From roasted carrots to brussels sprouts, they receive a beautiful, caramelised exterior that enhances both the flavour and texture.
3. Double Spritz
The hot air circulated by the air fryer cooks food. This aids in drawing moisture from the exterior of your food, while it occasionally dries out some foods. In this instance, I suggest misting with oil two to three minutes before to the dish being scheduled to be taken out of the fryer. This aids in crisping things up and rehydrating the exterior of the food.
4.Light Foods Are Completely Miserable
I’m sorry to say that the kale chips and apple chips I had high hopes for using my air fryer to produce turned out to be terrible recipes. The air fryer’s turbulent air caused the apple chips to blow everywhere, making it hard to keep them in a single layer, and the kale chips to get burned inside the motor.
This is my experience with the air fryers I own, but you might be able to cook these recipes in other models as well.
5.Some Models Might Be Too Tiny To Use With Some Recipes
I used to cook in a basket-style Phillips air fryer (like this one) for two years, but it was simply too small for several recipes. For instance, air fryer chicken fajitas or french fries would need to be cooked in many batches, which was not practical.
Those are my air fryer ‘secrets’ that I’ve learned over the years!
Adapted From: Denise