What is the air fryer?You ask me every day because, in fact, it is not a product that we talk about every day.
It is an appliance that typically has an egg-shaped shape, more or less square, with a removable basket on which the dishes to be cooked are positioned.
It uses the concept of air cooking at high temperatures of up to 200 ° allowing a very healthy “frying-non-frying” of fresh food.
Therefore, abandon the idea of a fry in which the dishes are immersed in abundant oil (be it seeds or olives).
Because the quantity of oil used in the air fryer is a few teaspoons or some “puff” from the nebulizer.
True frying in abundant boiling oil is as good as it is “dangerous”.
Especially if it is abused or due attention is not taken.
In the air fryer the oil never reaches the smoke point and, therefore, it is not as toxic as the one used for frying could be.
Hot air, which arrives at elevated temperatures, circulates in the chamber of air fryer allowing the dishes to be cooked in a uniform manner.
Both externally and internally.
In this way you can cook meat, fish, vegetables and a thousand other dishes in a few minutes:
In short, you can make many recipes with an air fryer.
The meat cooked in an air fryer is juicy, tender and soft, the excess fats run down the bottom and do not remain inside the meat giving an exceptional flavor.
The air fryer also works as an oven and grill!
But not only! The air fryer is much more and in addition to its main purpose (air cooking of food for light and healthy fried food).
It is also an appliance that serves as an oven for the gratinating of many recipes (first courses such as lasagna, rice, pasta)
For cooking parmesan, lasagna, for cooking cakes and pies of all kinds, savory pies, muffins, focaccias, pizzas…
Therefore, it allows you to roast, grill, fry, gratin and cook as in the oven but in much less time!
It is proven that in the most performing models the air fryer eliminates excess fat
Even up to 50%, without however altering the taste of the food, giving the right crispness typical of fried food.