I don’t know anyone who does not like fried food. Fried food seems to be #1 staple in our meals today. Whether we deep fry or pan fry our food, the quick and easy, yet tasty way is frying. Even though we know that all of that grease and fat is not good for us, our taste buds desire it anyway. If you don’t have strong will power, then avoiding deep fried foods can be very challenging.
I admit, I was extremely skeptical when I heard the word “air” before the word “fry”. I understood the concept in a simple way, but could believe that the air frying process could replace the taste of oil-fried food. Does it really? Of course there will some differences, but the healthier alternative certainly outweighs the slight difference in taste.
However, in today’s time of searching out healthy alternatives, we have found that air frying food can be a guilt-free way to eat fried foods and desserts. If we can get that perfectly crisp outside with most tenderness inside and reduce your cooking time up to 60 percent, why wouldn’t we try it?
How does air frying work? These new gadgets use rapid air technology that cooks any food you would otherwise deep fry. It works by circulating air at high temperatures, up to 200C. This high temperature air circulating the food “frys” it.
The cooking chamber radiates the heat from the heating element close to the food, cooking more efficiently. The exhaust fan is located above the chamber and allows for airflow under and around the food. Passing this air through the food helps to cook more evenly and quickly.
Philips developed this advanced solution to contribute to people’s healthier habits and well-being. There is some oil in the process, but MUCH less than the traditional frying process.
Did you know that you can also bake a cake in a fryer? Did you know that you can cook steaks and hamburgers as well as french fries, all in the same gadget.
Do not fear, however, of the super heated air that cooks the food in the air fryer. Each unit is designed with it’s own cooling system, which includes a fan mounted on a motor axis to control the internal temperature.
Here are a few simple helpful tips when using an air fryer:
- No need to preheat the air fryer, however, you can reduce cooking time by a few minutes if you do.
- You can use baking paper, or aluminum foil inside the fryer, just be sure to allow enough space for the steam to pass.
- The input power range in the USA is 110V
- Foods can be cooked in the fryer from the frozen state, however, it can take a little more time.
When you look for videos about cooking with an Air Fryer on YouTube, you will find a plethora or options. Here are some great ideas of what and how to cook with an air fryer
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