Air Fryer

Air Fryer

The air fryer will change your life. You’ll be able to make fantastic meals in a matter of minutes! Not only does it cook food to crispy perfection, it uses a lot less oil than traditional deep-frying methods. You’ll enjoy all your favorites—chips, fries, nuggets, bacon, and so much more—without the guilt, but it doesn’t stop there. Discover creative ways to make breakfasts, veggie sides, snacks, and sweet treats in these pages too. There’s a reason air-frying has become the new cooking trend—the amazing appliance can do it all!

United States
Heinrich Bauer Publishing, L. P.
USD 12.99

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2 min.
air fryer 101

HOW IT WORKS The air fryer is renowned for replicating the crisp texture of deep-frying with a fraction of the oil used in traditional deep-frying methods. This amped-up countertop convection oven works by pushing hot air around food: The rapid circulation of air makes food crisp, much like deep-frying, but with a lot less oil. For example, air-fried chips have 4 to 6g of fat vs. 17g in the deep-fried version. There are many sizes of air fryers; for the recipes in this book, you’ll need a 5-6-qt. model. If you have a larger or smaller air fryer, increase or decrease food quantities accordingly. SAFETY Before starting any recipe, read the manufacturer’s instructions for your appliance. The machine can get hot, so allow sufficient space on the counter around it. Once the basket…

9 min.

BREAKFAST DATE & TAHINI SCONES active time 10 minutes start to finish 30 minutes makes 8 2 tbsp honey1¼ cups plain Greek yogurt2 tbsp tahini¼ tsp fine salt½ tsp pumpkin pie spice2½ cups self-rising flour (see tip on page 42)6 medjool dates, pitted, chopped Cooking spray Plain Greek yogurt, sliced pear and honey, to serve 1. Preheat a 5-or-6-quart air fryer to 350˚F for 3 minutes. 2. Stir honey, yogurt, tahini, salt, pumpkin pie spice and 2 tbsp water in a bowl until combined. Place flour in a bowl; pour over yogurt mixture. Using a dinner knife, “cut” wet ingredients through flour to form a loose dough; scatter with dates. 3. Place a piece of parchment paper on a work surface. Turn dough out onto paper. Using your hands, knead mixture briefly; pat out until…

26 min.

FISH & CHIPS active time 30 minutes start to finish 40 minutes serves 4 2 pounds small sweet potatoes1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil¼ cup all-purpose flour1 egg1 tbsp ground cumin1 tbsp ground coriander1 tsp ground turmeric2 tsp coarse cooking salt¼ cup sesame seeds⅔ cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs1½ pounds skinless white fish filletsCooking sprayLime wedges, to serve YOGURT SAUCE ½ cup plain Greek yogurt2 tsp lime juice2 baby gherkins, chopped finely2 green onions, chopped finely1 tbsp finely chopped dill 1. Preheat a 5-or-6-quart air fryer to 350˚F for 3 minutes. 2. Scrub sweet potatoes, pat dry, then cut into chips. Place chips in a large bowl with oil and season; mix well to coat. 3. Taking care, pull out the air-fryer pan and basket; place chips in basket. Slide pan and basket back into appliance. Keep…

16 min.
air bake

COOKIE PIE active time 30 minutes start to finish 1 hour serves 6 2 frozen deep-dish pie crust (6 ounces)5 tbsp butter, softened2⁄3 cup firmly packed brown sugar1 egg1 tsp vanilla extract1 cup self-rising flourPinch of salt¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips¾ cup assorted chocolates of your choice Confectioners’ sugar, to serve 1. Preheat a 5-or-6-quart air fryer to 340°F for 3 minutes. 2. Cover frozen pie crust with foil, then weigh foil down with two metal spoons. Taking care, pull out the air-fryer pan and basket; place crust in basket. Slide pan and basket back into appliance. Keep temperature set at 340°F and set timer for 10 minutes; cook until pastry is lightly golden and dry. Transfer cooked pastry base to a board to cool. 3. Meanwhile, to make chocolate chip cookie filling, beat butter,…

17 min.
veggies & sides

BROCCOLI AU GRATIN active time 25 minutes start to finish 1 hour serves 4 ½ cup butter¼ cup all-purpose flour2 cups milk6½ ounces grated Gruyere cheese1 tbsp white shiro miso1 pound broccoli, cut into largeflorets1 cup panko (Japanese) breadcrumbs⅓ cup natural flaked almonds,toasted 1. Melt half the butter in a heavy-based saucepan over medium heat, then stir in flour; cook, stirring, until mixture bubbles. Gradually add milk; cook, stirring continuously, for 4 minutes or until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat; stir in half the Gruyère and the miso. Season to taste. Divide cheese sauce between two 7¼-inch oval dishes; ensure the dishes will fit into a 5- or 6-quart air fryer. 2. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Cook broccoli for 1 minute or just until bright green; drain…

23 min.
healthier snacks

SPINACH & FETA TWISTS active time 20 minutes start to finish 30 minutes makes 24 8 ounces frozen spinach, thawed2 sheets frozen puff pastry, just thawed3 ounces feta, crumbled½ cup finely grated ParmesanCooking spray 1. Place spinach in a fine sieve; squeeze out excess liquid. Coarsely chop spinach, then pat dry between sheets of paper towel. 2. Place a pastry sheet on a parchment paper-lined tray. Top with half the spinach, half the combined cheeses, then the remaining sheet of pastry; scatter over remaining spinach and cheeses. Cut pastry stack in half; place one half on top of the other half and press down firmly. Place pastry stack in the freezer for 5 minutes to firm before cutting crossways into 24 strips. Pinch one end of a strip, then twist from end to the…