What is an air fryer
Who does not like fried food, raise your hand.
Whether it’s sweet or savory, vegetables, red or white meats, fish, eggs and shellfish.
Young and old hardly resist this temptation.
However, habitual consumption of fried foods is not exactly healthy.
From a nutritional point of view, in fact, frying is rich in saturated fats, highly caloric and difficult to digest.
And there is no respectable nutritionist or dietician willing to not categorically ban this type of preparation within a low-calorie or otherwise healthy diet.
Perhaps not everyone knows, however, that on the market there are household appliances that can make up for the use of fats but capable of exploiting only the heat to fry food.
These are the so-called air fryers, that is to say machines that promise to obtain similar results to traditional fryers.
But with much healthier and more ecological cooking methods.
An advantage not a little if we consider that with these fryers you can say ‘enough’.
Even to the stench of fried food that pervades the kitchen for days and days.
In reality it is not entirely correct to say that the air fryer does not use oil for frying.
In reality, however, a spoon is enough at most since it is the warm air accumulated in the cooking chamber.
In this space the air circulates quickly and in doing so reaches very high temperatures, suitable for cooking food.
Guarantee A Crisp And Dry result
In practice, an air fryer is like a small electric fan oven.
With the advantage that it is able to eliminate much more moisture from the dishes and guarantee a crisp and dry result.
Obviously, the yield and efficiency of the appliance also varies according to the model used and the power it is able to generate.
Therefore it is important to choose the air fryer that best suits our needs, after having carefully evaluated different aspects.
Unlike a fan oven, the air fryer must be used with fresh products.
In fact, it is also possible to cook pre-cooked foods (panzerotti, cutlets, croquettes, meatballs, etc.)
But in this way the fat intake and the genuineness of the final product will be less, therefore it will be like not having used it.
Another important tip is to use vegetable oils suitable for high temperatures.
That is, with a high smoke point, so that they do not turn into dangerous substances.