The Air Fryer: the future of healthy fried food!

While we can’t be sure that global warming gave the inventors of appliances this idea, isn’t it remarkable that these heat waves of increasing degree and frequency have happened alongside the advent of a method to cook food with hot air. Coincidence, perhaps? 

First things first. What is an air fryer and how does it work?

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Well, the Air Fryer is a kitchen appliance that uses a hot air circulation system to cook food, giving it that beautiful golden color and crispy texture without submerging it in artery-clogging oils. The advantage of an air fryer, compared to say a gas oven, is that thanks to its internal fans the air moves in a constant and uniform way, which cooks the food evenly. 

Second thing next. Can you put any kind of food in it?

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Whatever your craving, you can surely put it in the air fryer! One of the wonders of this gadget is that it works on any kind of food – meats, vegetables, battered foods, desserts, etc. However, there are a few things to consider: 

  1. As with any other cooking method, you should always wash and sanitize your food; just make sure it is well drained before putting it in the fryer.
  2. Do not overfill the fryer, as this will prevent air from circulating evenly.
  3. Consult the manual for the time and temperature required for each type of food; frying potatoes is not the same as frying chicken or skewers. 
  4. It is recommended to turn the food halfway through the cooking time so that it cooks evenly. 

One last thing

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Be sure to research the different brands on the market before buying your air fryer, as they range in cooking capacity, power usage, and prices. If you already have your fryer but still haven’t figured out what to prepare in it, here are some recipes to get your started. 

Enjoy your fried food without the guilt!

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