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How Do You Use an Air Fryer?

Fried food is delicious. While not everyone enjoys that decadent flavor, many people love to partake of fried food. The problem with fried food is that it there can be severe health consequences to eating too much fried food.

Thankfully, there are now machines that can produce food that has the texture and taste of fried, while not relying on the huge amounts of oil that fried food requires. Air fryers will instead use air waves to make those tasty crunchy golden treats of deliciousness. Proper use of an air fryer can completely change the way some people cook.

Tips for Using an Air Fryer

An air fryer is like any other piece of equipment. If you don’t use it correctly, you’re not going to get the results that you are hoping to get. Rather than just set up and start using one, consider the following tips to ensure optimal air frying!

  • Space Things Properly - If you overstuff an air fryer, then the food isn’t going to cook properly. Give enough room for the air to properly circulate and strike all surfaces of the food.
  • Dash of Oil - Instead of drowning the food in oil, try using a cooking spray or a dash of oil instead. This will give an even crispy finish.
  • Avoid Moisture - For anything marinated or dripping with liquid, they need to be dried beforehand. Pat them off using some paper towels.
  • Shake If Needed - Some food may not cook evenly, so rotating them every 7 minutes or so can be useful.

Air Fryer Sample Recipe

By now you are probably pretty hungry thinking of all the things you can make. In addition to the standard items, why not try something like… French Toast Sticks!

Ingredients:

  • 4 Slices of Bread - Thickness to taste
  • 3 Tbsp butter or margarine
  • Salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar (to taste)
  • 2 gently beaten eggs
  • Cooking Spray or Oil
  • Maple Syrup

Instructions:

  1. Start by preheating the Airfryer.
  2. Beat the eggs in a bowl and then sprinkle in the spices and sugars that have been chosen.
  3. Butter the bread on both sides and then cut them into stripes.
  4. Dredge the bread in the egg and then place to cook in the airfryer. Do not overfill the airfryer. If necessary, repeat for additional bread.
  5. Cook the french toast for approximately 2 minutes, or until the egg starts to solidify on the outside.
  6. Remove the french toast and spray both sides with cooking spray. This will ensure a golden brown finish.
  7. Return french toast to the fryer and cook for another 3-5 minutes, until it’s golden brown.
  8. Serve immediately covered with maple syrup drizzled on top, or on the side for dipping.
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