In comparison to a deep fryer – this is a big yes !!
In comparison to a conventionaloven – this is partial(about 70%)yes. Read further to know the reason why..
b) The next advantage I noticed is the ease in temperature control . It can easily be varied in an airfryer compared to the oven.
You can use frozen oven-ready fries or frozen fries suitable for deep-fat frying.
Breaded ones can be avoided though as it becomes too dry.
Burgers works just great even without a drop of it.
Not under normal usage, but foods with high fat content may cause some smoke to appear.
These were the common questions that me too had in mind while planning to purchase one. Hope it helps.
And now to getting started...with a simple starter.
Some simple homemade potato wedges.
Not the store brought ones. So you need to have some oil in it. A few tsp's depending on quantity, preferably olive oil.
Step 1 - Set the temp to the desired..normally, similar to the conventional onens , ore refer to the side of the fryer which gives the required temperature and time details for most common items that can be done.
Step 2 - Pre-heating : This is just 3 mins , for all temperatures. Standard.
Here, i set the temperature to 180 deg C.
Meanwhile, wash thouroughly the potatoes as you are not removing the skin, cut and add any seasoning of your choice. I gave a dash of olive oil, salt, paprika, Itialian seasoning, some dried herbs,a drop of chillie powder. Its optional...thou. Feel free to use your choices.
Serve hot..with some sweet chilie sauce.
1, in saving time.. and other, it reduces the time needed in the fryer, as the interior is already partially cooked.)
Stay tuned for more simple recipes and tutorials using Air-Fryer. Easy healthy cooking. ;)
(sorry for the low quality of the images..i get absolutely no time for some proper clicks and edits. just instant shots from my mobile cam and think the lighting doesnt go well with the pics .)