Most of us remember the time before air fryers came along. With new healthy cooking habits, air fryers have provided us with an alternative to fried foods. Through advanced technology, air fryers can deliver delicious recipes without the need for unhealthy cooking methods.
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Let's explore 5 amazing things you can make in an air fryer that will absolutely blow your mind!
1. Salmon and swiss chard
For crispy and caramelized salmon and Swiss chard, the air fryer achieves absolute perfection. Instead of sautéing this sturdy green, the air fryer makes it tender while creating a charred texture.
You can finish off the recipe by pouring a delicious homemade sauce such as a teriyaki with freshly squeezed orange juice, minced garlic, and chopped scallions.
2. Tostones with avocado dip
For a Latin flavour, enjoy crispy tostones without all the excess oil. You can simply slice green plantains and smash them down flat to create patties. They are typically fried twice, but with the air fryer, you can achieve an extra crispy crust while maintaining a soft texture on the inside. To prevent the plantains from drying out, you should soak them in water before you pop them into the air fryer.
Accompany this delicious dish with an avocado dip. You can get as creative as you'd like with the dip by adding fresh lime juice and cilantro.
3. Glazed meatloaf and country potatoes
Meatloaf is a recipe that is always welcomed as a popular comfort food. When you pop a meatloaf in the air fryer with sauce on top, you'll achieve a delicious glazed crust. You can substitute the meat for a vegan alternative such as vegan meat crumbles or mushrooms. By using ketchup, barbecue sauce, or even sweet chili sauce as the glaze, you'll end up with a caramelized crust that is sure to please any pallet.
To accompany the meatloaf, cut potatoes into cubes and season well. They will be crispy and tender on the inside. This meatloaf and potato combination is a timeless country favourite!
4. The ultimate grilled sandwich
The air fryer is a genius way to make a grilled cheese sandwich. You can elevate this recipe by using sourdough bread and your favourite gourmet cheese. Gouda cheese is an excellent choice that gives this recipe a smoky taste. Elevate your grilled cheese by adding your favourite toppings such as bacon slices, avocado, or cranberry marmalade.
5. Breakfast cookies
What better way to start the day than with delicious breakfast cookies? They are an exceptional item for that morning cup of Joe or creamy smoothie. Oatmeal cranberry cookies are a popular breakfast choice, but you can create any of your favourite cookie recipes. The air fryer will ensure they come out golden brown on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside.
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