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Allrecipes Air Fryer

Allrecipes Air Fryer

Allrecipes Air Fryer

Air fryers are all the rage, but what do you actually do with one? Home cooks are certainly asking that question. “Air fryer” searches and page views have soared more than 600 percent in just the last year on Allrecipes.com. This special edition, Allrecipes Air Fryer Recipes, answers all those questions with 89 recipes that are getting saved and loved the most site-wide. Who knew you can make Steak and Mushrooms, Banana Cake, Italian Stuffed Tomatoes, and even Lobster Tails in an air fryer? We’ve also included the site’s most popular air fryer recipe: Air-Fried Crumbed Chicken Tenderloins.

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United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Meredith Corporation
Frequency:
One-off
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in this issue

1 min.
welcome to the air fryer revolution

I love my Instant Pot. I really do. So when my son Chris suggested we get an air fryer, I told him, “Fine. But you try it out. It’s just a fancified convection oven.” Wow, did he show me otherwise. We’ve since both fallen in love with our little air-frying guy. Even my wife, Ginger, likes it, and she’s not a gadget fan. It’s healthier (virtually no oil!), gets food crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, uses just one pan (the fryer drawer), and doesn’t heat up the kitchen. Best of all for Ginger, it means Chris and I are the ones making dinner. Easy to use? Yes. Easy to find recipes? Not so much. As in early days of electric multicookers, there aren’t many recipes to choose from.…

5 min.
air-fried fame

We’re betting this is one fad that won’t fade. It’s because air fryers deliver satisfying, crispy crunch with only teaspoons of oil (so lots less calories). And because they do a lot more than fry. The recipes in this special issue demonstrate the air fryer’s versatility. It fries (obviously), bakes, broils, grills, or roasts anything from appetizers to desserts, including spring rolls, steak or chicken, and donuts. It’s also fast (preheats in minutes), convenient (no extra pans), and easier to clean than an oven. So whether you’ve recently gotten an air fryer or are wondering if it’s worth buying one, we’ve got you covered. 69% The increase in air fryer sales from 2017 to 2018. Since 2017, more than 10 million have been sold in the United States. And that number is only…

3 min.
choosing an air fryer

1. SIZE Air fryers come in a wide range of sizes, from 1 quart for singles to 16 quarts for party-throwers. So how many people on average do you need to feed? Also, the bigger the fryer basket, the fewer batches you need to cook, and the faster dinner gets to the table. (Caveat: The bigger the fryer, the more counter space they consume. See No. 3 below.) 2. FEATURES & PRICE There isn’t much difference between air fryers in terms of how well they cook. As with a new car, it’s the options that push up the price. Less expensive models often have dials for temperature and cooking time. Higher-end models have digital displays and presets that allow you to chose the precise cooking temperature and time. 3. SPACE If you don’t have much…

2 min.
more cool ways to use your air fryer

AIR-FRY all year long 1. USE IT ON VACATION Many home cooks find that the air fryer’s size and portability make it perfect to take on vacations at beach or lake houses, or deep-in-the-woods cabins. 2. USE IT TO KEEP COOL In the dog days of summer, no one wants to turn on the oven and heat up the house. Use your air fryer instead to prepare dinner and even bake tempting desserts—all while staying cool in the kitchen. 3. USE IT FOR HAPPIER HOLIDAYS Working with one oven? That can make it hard or even downright impossible to prepare a turkey, all the sides, and dessert. Enlist your air fryer to take some of the load. You can make many holiday favorites—sweet potatoes to Brussels sprouts—in the air fryer. It’s also perfect for party appetizers…

19 min.
air-fried appetizers

CHICKEN DRUMETTES HANDS-ON 10 MIN TOTAL 30 MIN SERVES 5 Drumettes (the upper part of the wing) are a smart choice for air frying—their small size means fewer batches. These have a sweet and spicy Asian flavor; sprinkle them with some toasted sesame seeds for extra crunch. 1½ lb. chicken drumettes or wings2 Tbsp. lower-sodium soy sauce1 tsp. cornstarch4 tsp. honey2 tsp. sambal oelek (ground fresh chile paste)2 tsp. finely chopped garlic1 tsp. finely chopped fresh ginger2 tsp. fresh lime juice¼ tsp. kosher salt2 Tbsp. chopped green onion 1. Preheat an air fryer to 400°F. Pat chicken dry with paper towels, then coat well with cooking spray. 2. Working in batches, arrange drumettes on sides in fryer basket. (Do not crowd.) Cook, turning over halfway through, until skin is very crispy, 25 minutes. Transfer to…

29 min.
the main event

WHOLE-WHEAT PITA PIZZAS HANDS-ON 15 MIN TOTAL 30 MIN SERVES 4 ½ cup low-sodium marinara sauce4 whole-wheat pita rounds2 cups baby spinach2 small plum tomatoes, sliced2 small cloves garlic, thinly sliced½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese2 Tbsp. shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheeseFresh basil leaves and crushed red pepper, for garnish 1. Preheat an air fryer to 350°F. 2. Spread marinara evenly over pita rounds. Top with spinach leaves, tomato slices, garlic, and cheeses. 3. Transfer 1 pita to fryer basket. Cook until cheese is melted and pita is crisp, 4 to 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining pitas. Garnish with basil and red pepper. PER PIZZA: 229 CAL; 5G FAT (2G SAT); 11G PRO; 37G CARB (5G FIBER, 4G SUGARS); 510MG SODIUM “I usually stay clear of stuffed peppers because of how long they take to bake in the oven, but…