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Air Fry (NEWBIE)

jessienanijessienani Member Posts: 49 Member Member Posts: 49 Member
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Okay, so I just bought my first ever convection oven that has an air fry option. I SUCK at cooking things so I need some Ideas!

What are your really healthy air fry recipes?!

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  • Angela937Angela937 Member Posts: 514 Member Member Posts: 514 Member
    I also just got an air fryer for Christmas and am looking for recipes.

    I would say anything you can normally fry you can do in the air fryer. French fries, chicken, even some veggies like fried pickles and such.

    Google air fryer recipes for ideas. And if you think of a dish on your own that sounds good, then google how to cook it in an air fryer.
  • pjg2015pjg2015 Member Posts: 18 Member Member Posts: 18 Member
    This is my favorite appliance – I’ve had mine since February 2020 and I use it no less than twice a day. I bake individual muffins, cake, and breads, I make veggie fries and fritters, I bake fish and meatballs, I toast and warm bread, I reheat leftovers, I’ve tried it all with a 95% success rate. Here are some tips:
    -Cut all your vegetables the same size spread them evenly throughout the pan- don’t overcrowd
    -In the beginning, lower the temperature and lessen the cooking time until you’re familiar with your particular model
    -Flip your food halfway through so that all sides are crisp and even
    -Use panko bread crumbs to bread any meat that you want to give a crust - I do this for fish cakes, fritters, even Mac and cheese.
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    Here’s what I made today: chili lime carrot fries drizzled and olive oil but spritz of vegetable spray would have been fine. So good! I hope you enjoy your new gift.
  • acpgeeacpgee Member Posts: 5,615 Member Member Posts: 5,615 Member
    I would not line with aluminium foil which stops hot air from circulating. Instead buy the silicon mesh sold for lining BBQ grates so that small items like asparagus and shrimp don't fall through. You can cut them size to fit your air fryer and nothing sticks to the silicon mesh.

    My favourites are
    Skin on chicken such as wings or thighs. About 20-25 minutes at 200C or until an instant read meat thermometer reads 72C, the safe temperature for chicken. Toss in BBQ sauce or hot sauce afterwards. If you like, pop for another 3 or 4 minutes after tossing on BBQ sauce to caramelize it.

    Roast veggies such as broccoli, zucchini, carrots, cauliflower. Coat in olive oil and air fry checking every 5 minutes after 10 minutes for doneness. Cooking time will depend on the vegetable as well as the size.

  • pjg2015pjg2015 Member Posts: 18 Member Member Posts: 18 Member
    acpgee wrote: »
    I would not line with aluminium foil which stops hot air from circulating. Instead buy the silicon mesh sold for lining BBQ grates so that small items like asparagus and shrimp don't fall through. You can cut them size to fit your air fryer and nothing sticks to the silicon mesh.

    My favourites are
    Skin on chicken such as wings or thighs. About 20-25 minutes at 200C or until an instant read meat thermometer reads 72C, the safe temperature for chicken. Toss in BBQ sauce or hot sauce afterwards. If you like, pop for another 3 or 4 minutes after tossing on BBQ sauce to caramelize it.

    Roast veggies such as broccoli, zucchini, carrots, cauliflower. Coat in olive oil and air fry checking every 5 minutes after 10 minutes for doneness. Cooking time will depend on the vegetable as well as the size.

    Thanks for your guidance, I have been meaning to invest in liners - Will do that soon but honestly foil has been working for me and helps with cleanup.
  • pjg2015pjg2015 Member Posts: 18 Member Member Posts: 18 Member
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    Here’s my chunky monkey banana bread made in my air fryer. I make it in a heat pump all and baked it at 300 for 15 minutes
  • Angela937Angela937 Member Posts: 514 Member Member Posts: 514 Member
    What kinds of bakeware can be used safely in an air fryer?
  • acpgeeacpgee Member Posts: 5,615 Member Member Posts: 5,615 Member
    Anything you can put in an oven is safe for the air fryer. It is essentially a convecteion oven with a very aggressive fan. I use small pyrex casserole dishes, alumiinium takeout trays, silicon cupcake forms in the air fryer.
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