Airfryer recipes that you simply have to try
There are all types of interesting airfryer recipes to try. But which ones should you definitely not miss out on? Here are the best ones!
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If the word airfryer isn’t familiar to you, don’t worry because when you break it down, it helps to understand exactly what it does: a hot air fryer. Instead of the usual fryers that we know well, airfryers do not use oil at a high temperature, instead, and it’s worth it, they use hot air (which can reach a temperature of up to 200 degrees in some models). This small appliance gives lovers of fried foods a lifeline, given that it enables you to fry without using so much oil. Therefore, you don’t use all of the added oil that frying usually involves.
Let’s go through it step by step. Although this device sounds rather modern, it is actually an invention that first appeared in 2010. A few years later, a fusion emerged between the toasting oven and pressure cooker, a format which is popular in many homes today. And if you are asking yourself whether there are airfryer recipes, the answer is, of course, yes.
There are some really obvious dishes, like chips, croquette potatoes, pasties or even toasted and hot sandwiches. There are also a handful of healthy airfryer recipes, although, it is true that most of them involve using a spoonful of oil, particularly if we want the result to be crunchy. Advocates of the oven argue that this invention may not be useful in every home, especially if you are used to oven-cooking foods. If, however, you don’t have much time and you often fry foods, you will save time with the airfryer and you will be able to make healthier foods.
If you already have an airfryer at home, and what you can cook with it is the next question that comes to mind, we’ll look at some recipes fit for the airfryer.
Courgette sandwich with ham (Emparedados de calabacín con jamón york)
For this recipe, you just need a courgette, slices of ham and cheese, an egg, breadcrumbs and a few drops of olive oil. Cut the courgette into vertical slices and place a slice of ham and cheese on top of each one. Then, roll them. When they are in rolls, dip them in egg and breadcrumbs (or whatever you use to coat them), and brush them with a little olive oil. Then, you just need to leave them for five minutes at 150 degrees in the airfryer, and later increase the temperature and leave them for another 10 minutes. Yummy!
Apple chips (Chips de manzana)
As you have just seen, there is no mystery to vegetables done in the airfryer. And fruit is also no stranger to this device. Apple chips, a perfect snack for in-between meals, are easy to make in the airfryer. To do so, you just need a red apple, a teaspoon of sugar and a little cinnamon (to taste). You will need to cut the apple into thin slices and mix them in a large bowl with the sugar and cinnamon. Next, you just need to leave them for 20-25 minutes at 150 degrees in the fryer, checking every so often that they don’t burn.
Garlic chicken wings (Alitas de pollo al ajillo)
Among the most popular airfryer recipes, this one stands out, with chicken as the star ingredient. You just need chicken wings (however many you want), garlic, fresh parsley and salt. First peel the garlic and crush with a pestle and mortar and salt. Once crushed, mix with the chopped parsley and add this to the previously cleaned chicken wings. Preheat the airfryer for 3 minutes at 180 degrees and, once the temperature is reached, insert the wings into the aifryer’s basket. Then, you just need to programme the fryer for 15 to 20 minutes at a temperature of 180 degrees.
Homemade pizza (Pizza casera)
Yes, it is possible to enjoy one of your favourite Italian dishes with the airfryer. What will you need? Two slices of sandwich bread, farmhouse loaf or a small pizza base; two tablespoons of quark cheese, chopped chives, spinach leaves, sliced mushrooms, 50 g goat's cheese, 15 pine nuts, pepper and salt.
Spread a spoonful of quark cheese on each slice of bread or pizza base. Next, sprinkle the chopped chives and add the spinach leaves on top. Wash the mushrooms, cut them into thin slices (and cover with lemon juice so they don’t turn black) and then add them to the pizza with a little pepper. Finally, add the chunks of goat's cheese and sprinkle the pine nuts on top. After preheating the airfryer for a few minutes at 200 degrees, set the time for 7 to 10 minutes at the same temperature and you just need to wait a short time before you can enjoy your delicious homemade pizza.
More recipes created for the airfryer
Of course, you can also make desserts in the airfryer. It may seem a little more complicated (indeed, in this oil-free fryer, you can make everything from magdalena cakes to tarts, and sponges), but it is a question of following the recipe and being patient.
One of the airfryer desserts that you can try is puff pastry palmiers (or ‘palmeras de hojaldre’), so you will only need a slice of puff pastry and sugar. First, stretch out the puff pastry and sprinkle with sugar on top. Use a rolling pin to press down and integrate the sugar into the dough. Make a mark in the centre as a reference point and start from each end, folding it towards the mark in the centre of the pastry. Then sprinkle again with sugar and press down gently with the rolling pin. Do the same again: continue folding towards the centre from one end to the other, add more sugar, and use the rolling pin again. That way, you can place one half on the other, so you end up with a long strip of thick puff pastry.
Using a sharp knife, cut the pastry into strips of a once centimetre thickness. After preheating the airfryer to 180 degrees, insert the palmiers into the basket (they can also be placed on top of kitchen paper). Leave them at 180 degrees for 10 minutes, with enough space between them, since they will expand in the fryer. And that’s that! You can accompany them with grated chocolate on top or immerse them in hot chocolate and then leave them to cool.