Is an Air Fryer better than the oven?
It is really good to test out machines first before buying though, because I really hate getting stuck with equipment that sounds amazing but end up being just a space waster. Saving the pork chop recipe as well! I like this much better than frying the eggplant. For this experiment, I simply drained and rinsed a can of chickpeas, tossed them with some spices I here used my homemade for-Dirty Rice spice blend and a little oil, then roasted them for I think? Susan Brandt October 24, at 8: Share your tips and recommendations in the comments section below!
I can safely say that air frying French fries is my new preferred method. Deep fat frying is the industry standard. The air fryer method is kind of a hybrid of the preceding two methods. But I was floored by how much the air fryer French fries tasted like their deep fried brothers!
To start, I peeled about a pound of Yukon Gold potatoes. I like to use Yukon Golds because they have a slight sweetness that just plays so nicely against the salt and pepper seasoning. Then soak your cut potato sticks in cold water for about minutes — or longer if you like. This step is said to leech some of the excess starch from your spuds, which prevents the potatoes from sticking together during the cooking process and results in crispier fries.
This delicious salt and pepper dusted French fries recipe has got to be one of the easiest air fryer recipes of all time! After peeling, cutting, soaking and draining your potatoes, just toss with a tablespoon of good quality extra virgin olive oil. A word of caution: Once your fries are golden brown, plate them up, add a tiny bit more salt and pepper to taste. An oversimplified answer of what an air fryer does is that it uses a fan to circulate super hot air around your food at a high rate of speed.
A heating element is at the top — and a fan circulates mega heated air around the cooking basket. Anything that cooks fries this well is a welcome addition to my kitchen. But I love my FrenchMay! You only need about a tablespoon to make your food shine. And extra virgin olive oil is one of the healthiest oils you can use when cooking.
After the third usage, I was feeling quite confident with the Airfryer and got thinking about fried foods that I well and truly love to eat. Who can resist prawn chips or pappadums? I sprayed these with olive oil and air-fried them in batches of 3 — 4 for a couple of minutes each. Plus they now have a clean and non-greasy taste! Store-bought frozen fries can be thrown straight into the Airfryer but I like to make mine from scratch.
For best results, waxy potatoes must be used. In total, the potatoes only spend about 15 minutes in the Airfryer and the results are beautiful non-greasy golden brown fries. These were a little trickier to air-fry as the sweet potatoes were shaved so thin, they clung onto each other once they were coated in a bit of oil.
So I had to be careful with how they were placed in the Airfryer but other than that, these were definitely a delicious wholesome alternative to its deep-fried twin! The explosions of chicken skin blistering in oil scares the heck out of me, but this time, all that occurred within the Airfryer, and saved me the pain of ducking and cleaning up! A dry rub of garlic, ginger powder, ground cumin and freshly ground pepper was rubbed on the chicken wings and then air-fried for just 10 minutes.
Finely chopped roast duck is mixed with chopped green onion, hoisin sauce and plum sauce and encased between two gow gee wrappers. These were air-fried and ready in about 10 minutes and were unbelievably scrumptious. By now, I was feeling a bit more adventurous and decided to make some prawn toast — the ultimate party food.
With the first batch, I forgot to adapt the recipe and mix oil into the bread crumbs so there was a noticeable dryer texture. By the second batch, we just kept demolishing these straight out of the Airfryer!
This only took about 15 minutes to prepare, 10 minutes per batch in the Airfryer and no effort in cleaning up as the Airfryer is dishwasher-proof! But more about that later. Inspired by another Donna Hay recipe , these eggplant sticks are air-fried for about minutes until crisp, sprinkled with sumac and served with a coriander, garlic, lemon juice, cayenne pepper and yoghurt dip. It was such an easy Middle-Eastern themed snack. How does it work? The Airfryer combines fast circulating hot air with a grill.
How much does it cost? It was also a relief to know that there was no possibility of getting burnt from random explosions of oil. The two major benefits I experienced with the Airfryer was how quick it cooked food, particularly with the convenience of the timer, which meant I could step out of the kitchen to do other things; and how the parts are removable, non-stick and fits into the dishwasher with ease!
I guess it comes down to — how much do you really love fried food? Promotional consideration was provided by Philips with thanks to Fleishman-Hillard; as usual, opinions are our own. Thanks for reviewing this Jen. Have seen it advertised and was really curious on what results would be achieved. I am impressed with the results you had. Making a healthier version of prawn crackers and papadums in the Air Fryer was inspired.
Each test you cooked looks SO good. I love how little oil is used. Amazed with results of the prawn crackers. A really good product review, Jen. Tried to write a comment previously but something failed- so will try again. It is really good to test out machines first before buying though, because I really hate getting stuck with equipment that sounds amazing but end up being just a space waster.
You really did a good job testing though Jen- lots of options there. Looks like it does the job. Having said that, I think I would still let the restaurants do the frying for me if I have a crave.
I definitely like the versatility of this one. Hi Jen So I guess you can cook anything in it that would would normally cook in a fry pan? Really want to start using less oil so this looks like a great idea. WOW, you did heaps of cooking. Love fried food but being on a diet — totally miss it. Wait maybe thats worse. I thought of buying this but the picture of the chips in your review has put me off. They look absolutely disgusting.
Hie, I read your review several months ago and it was great and helpful. The brand Princess is from Dutch, an imported and reliable brand. I bought it online from estore. If any of you guys are interested try look up online for Princess Fat Free Fryer Or you can visit http: You call it burnt but I call it fried-well.
You can just take it out of the fryer earlier but I like fried foods to be a deep golden brown. Have fun with the Airfryer! Hi Jen, is it possible for you to share your Salmon croquettes recipe please? They look really nice and I would like to make them for my little one.
Preheat the airfryer to Celsius, mix bread crumbs with oil in another dish until you have a loose mixture. Shape salmon into eight smoth croquettes and coat in bread crumb mixture. Place croquettes in airfryer and set timer to 7 to 10 minutes, bake till golden brown. Hi, with the chips, I was wondering how you crumbed the fish? Did you have to soak the fish in egg before you crumbed it?
Also, maybe this a stupid question, but can you buy the tortilla crumbs, or do you have to crumb tortilla chips yourself? I was just wondering if it is possible to fry home wrapped egg rolls in this? You have to experiment. Hi Jen, You said the normal chips were only in the airfryer a total of 15 minutes but cooked once at high temperature than again at low — can you please give us the exact method you used?
How long did each fry take and at what temperature? Where did you get the rack for the chicken wings? The one with the wide spaces so you can stand the wings between them standing on edge. Was wondering if you can cook schnitzels on top of each other with maybe baking paper in between. I need to cook 5. Everybody should have one!
I used a chunky garden veggie-style spaghetti sauce which I thought made a great difference in both texture and flavor. The eggplant stayed crisp, even after baking in the combined dish with the sauce; the flavor was excellent; and it was hearty enough to not taste like a meatless dish.
The little extra time it takes to bake the breaded eggplant slices first is well worth the effort. Did not enjoy this recipe. I love eggplant parmesan and this is a nice sized recipe. I doubled the sauce and omitted the mushrooms. Follow along as we show you how to make these fantastic recipes from our archive. Skip links Skip to content. It takes a little extra time, but the Italian flavors and rustic elegance are well worth it. Test Kitchen Approved 37 reviews. Rate Comment Save Share Print.
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