Don’t we all like delicious fried chicken or crispy fish and fries followed by a delicious dessert? Doesn’t it sound delicious? Let’s face it, we all like greasy and fried foods. As the weekend approaches, our thoughts turn to all those crispy and fried delicacies. These snacks can satisfy our taste buds, but they can also be bad for our health, especially when following a weight loss diet. Don’t be alarmed! We have found a solution for all of you. If you like fried foods but hate their oiliness, an air fryer is the perfect option for you.
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If you have an air fryer at home but don’t know how to use it, we’re here to help. We will show you how to prepare dishes in an air fryer. These tips are really easy to implement and give you the same texture as fried food. Check below.
Here are 5 tips for cooking food in an air fryer; Just look:
1. Preheat the air fryer
Similar to an oven, an air fryer benefits from a short preheating time. To do this, simply switch it on before you put your food in the basket. It’s an easy step that many people skip, but it can shave a few minutes off your cooking time.
2. Use minimal oil for greasing
Use only a little oil. Air fryer foods require very little oil to crisp up. Excess oil simply drips off the food and collects at the bottom of the machine, creating smoke. A light mist of oil works best.
3. Shake the basket halfway
Shake or turn your meal at least once during cooking to ensure it gets nice and crispy all over. Some air fryers have a “shake reminder” feature that will beep when the basket needs to be shaken. Set your own timer if you don’t have one.
4. Do not overfill the air fryer basket
If you load too many things into your Airfryer basket, the air will not circulate effectively and your food will not be crispy. If you are preparing a large batch, cook it in batches rather than all at once.
5. Use foil or parchment paper
To make cleaning up very dirty things (like wings covered in a sticky sauce) easier, place them on a sheet of aluminum foil or parchment paper on top of the air fryer basket. The force of the moving hot air can cause the sheets to fly, so make sure the food is heavy enough not to fly off.
That’s all! Try these tips while preparing your food in an air fryer. Let us know how they worked for you in the comments section below.