Are you a first-time air fryer owner and not sure how to use your new appliance? One of the best factors of having an air fryer is that you can make hundreds of quick and delicious recipes the whole family will enjoy.
To assist you, we’ve provided you with the top three recipes you can make in your new air fryer. These recipes are not only delicious but they’re also healthy and suitable for people who have specific dietary requirements. Keep reading so you can start making mouth-watering dishes in no time.
What are the Benefits of Using an Air Fryer?
If you’re thinking about getting an air fryer but not sure if it’s the right appliance for you then take a look at the following benefits they provide. These benefits may help you make an informed decision.
An air fryer uses rapid air technology to cook food. This means that you don’t need to use excessive oil when you’re making foods like roasted chicken or French fries. If you’re someone who has high cholesterol or you’re on a low-fat diet, using an air fryer to make food is the ideal choice for you.
Faster Cooking Time
Another reason why so many people use air fryers like the TaoTronics Airfryer Oven with Viewing Window is because they cook food faster than stovetops or ovens do. Air fryers have temperature controls so you can cook any type of meal such as pork roast in a shorter space of type.
Crispier and Crunchier Foods
It can be difficult to get the texture right with some foods when making them in the oven like chicken strips or onion rings. To get that crispy golden layer, you usually have to use a deep frier. But with air fryers, you’ll get the perfect crunchy foods whether you’re making toasted sandwiches or breaded fish.
Safer than a Deep Fryer
When you use a deep fryer to make foods you run the risk of burning yourself with hot oil or plates. Air fryers like the TaoTronics TT-AF002 model has an oven-like closure, with a heat-resistant door handle so you don’t burn yourself while cooking. You will still need oven mitts to remove food from the compartment but it’s a lot safer than using deep friers.
Reheating Food is Easier
Stovetops and ovens take a long time to reheat food. Microwaves can work to reheat food but they sometimes make food soggy. Air fryers can warm up food fast without compromising the flavor and texture of your foods.
Tips and Tricks When Using Your Air Fryer
Air fryers are versatile so there are many different ways you can use your cooking appliance. Take a look at the following tips and tricks so you can get the most out of your air fryer:
- Always preheat your air fryer for the best results when cooking meals.
- For added crisp spread a thin layer of oil over your food halfway through cooking.
- Avoid using too much oil when cooking.
- Throughout the process try to stir the food for even cooking.
- Clean out your air fryer regularly so it doesn’t affect the flavors of your food.
- Choose the right size and type of air fryer with a digital display for your kitchen needs.
- Don’t overcrowd the air fryer.
3 Popular Air Fryer Recipes
1. Stuffed Butternut
What you’ll need:
- 1 butternut
- Half a cup of chopped bacon
- Half an onion
- 1 tomato
- Two teaspoons of garlic
- 4 or 5 chopped mushrooms
- Cup of grated cheddar cheese
- Italian herb mix
Cut your butternut in half and remove the seeds. Dice your mushrooms, bacon, onions, and tomatoes. Spoon your diced ingredients into the holes of the butternut where you scooped out the seeds. Put your grated cheese on top and sprinkle salt and Italian herbs. Drizzle olive oil on top. Place Your butternut sections in your air fryer at 356 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 to 20 minutes.
2. Pork Chops
What you’ll need:
- 4 boneless pork chops
- Olive oil
- Half a cup of parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
Pat your pork chops dry with a paper towel. Drizzle both sides of the meat with olive oil. In a bowel mix your parmesan with all your spices then coat your pork chops with the mixture. Place your meat in your air fryer and space them out evenly. Cook your meat at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 9 minutes. Flip your pork chops over and cook for a further 9 minutes. Serve with mash potatoes or vegetables.
What you’ll need:
- 3 eggs
- 2 tablespoons of milk
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of pepper
- Half cup of chopped spinach
- Half of a red pepper chopped
- Half a cup of mozzarella cheese
Use butter or olive oil to grease a round bake pan. In a bowl whisk your eggs and milk and add your salt and pepper. Pour the egg into the baking pan and place your fillings on top of half of the egg. Transfer your pan to your air fryer and cook at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 to 10 minutes.
When it’s done, remove the pan from the oven and flip one side of the omelette over your fillings. Transfer your omelette to a plate and top it with your cheese.
You now have the three best air fryer recipes to choose from! Whether you want to make healthy breakfasts, tasty dinners or finger snacks for your loved ones and family the TaoTronics family-sized air fryer will put the fun back into cooking.
Choose one of the recipes mentioned above or try other ones like fried rice or baked potatoes. You’ll be impressed at how quick and easy it is to use an air fryer especially if you have a large family. Happy Cooking!
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