CarolBee
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Air Fryer

Posted by @carolbee, Nov 15, 2017

Does anyone use an air fryer? If so, what foods do you use it with? Are you happy with your air cooker? Thoughts/tips/brands you use?

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Tiguer
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Posted by @tiguer, Nov 15, 2017

I have one and my overall thoughts are…”meh.” I use it for French fries and tots when you want them to be crispier than the oven can do but not fried. I have an oil mister that I use with it to lightly spritz oil. Our favorite thing to make in it is copycat chick-fil-a sandwiches. But honestly, you could do those in the oven faster and easier too. You can’t really layer stuff in there (especially if there is breading) because the breading sticks and comes off when you turn the food.

Treasure Ransom
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Posted by @transom, Nov 15, 2017

I have heard @bjs03 talking about hers, maybe she can share some tips?

Brenda
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Posted by @bjs03, Nov 16, 2017

The air fryer is still new to me, but I am liking it. Deep fried foods are not a normal in our diet, but we did deep fry on occasion (outside so it didn’t stink up the whole house). Last night I make chicken tenders (cut up boneless, skinless chicken breasts) with a buffalo seasoning rub. The chicken is crispy on the outside but so juicy inside; baking in the oven would dry these out. I also like sliced zucchini, lightly seasoned, in the fryer. Try sweet potatoes fries… yum! If you are on Pinterest, I just found lots of Air Fryer recipes. I think this is going to be fun to have crispy eats without the grease.

Brenda
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Posted by @bjs03, Dec 7, 2017

Last night’s air fryer pork chops were very tender and juicy and still had the crispiness we like.

Cathy W
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Posted by @catherinemwol, Wed, Jan 3 8:04am

We made homemade healthy chicken cordon blue last night with a small amount of breading and it was so good. Loving our new air fryer.

Lynn Flickinger
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Posted by @lynnflickinger1, Fri, Jan 19 9:30am

Anyone care to talk about brand or model?

DConstans
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Posted by @mayandrifter, Fri, Jan 19 10:07am

We have an “off” brand that I bought at Aldis before Christmas. It works great! The first thing I cooked in it was pork chops and I was amazed at how tender and juicy they were – they only time I usually find pork chops to be edible is in the crock pot smothered in sauce. So I felt this was huge! I’m excited to keep experimenting. I think they are worth the money if you normally pan fry or deep fry food.

Brenda
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Posted by @bjs03, Wed, Jan 31 8:04am

The one I own is the “Power Air Fryer XL” 5.3 quart size. I am happy with this purchase so far.

Lynn Flickinger
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Posted by @lynnflickinger1, Thu, Jan 25 1:33pm

Was wondering how it would work for eggplant parmigiana? I noted Brenda’s chicken tenders and zucchini fries and Cathy’s chicken cordon bleu, so maybe it would be a good investment.

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Brenda
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Posted by @bjs03, Wed, Jan 31 7:55am

I’ve not tried eggplant, but I’m not really a fan of it. If you want your food more crispy, I read that you could spritz your food with olive oil spray. That might be something I’d try on my next vegetable fry.

Barb Rechtzigel
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Posted by @BRechtzigel, Wed, Jan 31 8:54am

I use a spritz of olive oil even when roasting vegetables in the oven. Works great, helps crisp them up more and helps seasonings to cling to the food.

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