Baking with an air fryer is becoming one of the most increasingly popular methods of cooking in the kitchen all around the world. It allows you to bake, fry, and deep fry. An air fryer allows you to use less oil to fry your food and drains more excess fat by cooking with air convection. Best of all, you can expect to save on your electrical cost by 24% with an appliance that uses as much electricity as a microwave. Most air fryers can be purchased for under hundred dollars, but you can find one with more features for a little more.
Add Water To The Air Fryer Drawer
Adding water to the air fryer basket when you’re cooking fatty foods reduces smoke. In fact, make sure it is five inches away from a heat-resistant countertop and on a level surface. This will allow the heat to distribute throughout the food without the threat of uneven cooking temperatures.
Never Overcrowd The Basket
Never overcrowd the cooking basket because it can cause your food to cook unevenly. Cooking light foods can be done with a toothpick to hold the food together. Light foods can blow around in the cooking process. In fact, it is recommended that you shake the basket to allow the food to cook evenly and flip the food halfway through the cooking cycle.
Use Spraying Oil
Throughout the air frying process use spraying oil directly on your food to ensure that your food doesn’t stick. Spray oil halfway through the cooking process. If you’re interested in an easy cleanup method, use aluminum foil or parchment paper to avoid having your food stick to the basket.
Always Pat Your Food Dry
Marinated food and high fatty foods should always be patted dry before you put them in the air fryer. This also reduces the amount of smoke and fat that will be drained during the frying process.
Preheat Your Air Fryer
Set the temperature on your air fryer to your desired heat setting and turn on the timer about two or three minutes in advance. When the timer goes off your food is ready to be prepared. Preheating your air fryer gives your food a jumpstart during the cooking process.
Check Your Food
The air fryer allows you to check your food as often as you like. Opening your air fryer (within reason) will not cause your food to cook any indifferently. Checking your food on a regularly basis in the air fryer will allow you to get it to your desired density.
The days of having to stand over a hot stove all day are over. The air fryer allows busy professionals or people without a lot of time to spend in the kitchen to still eat healthy. The high air convection cooking process allows you to eat a nutritious delicious meal whenever you want.