Now y’all know I don’t really like to cook but my husband and daughter are sold on using an Air Fryer. In fact, next to his smoker, my husband loves his air fryer best.
So today I’m going to share with you the Top 5 Reasons they love to Cook using an Air Fryer. My daughter uses her’s almost daily and she convinced my husband that he needed one as well.
They are so cute because they are always exchanging recipes and texting photo’s of their latest concoctions. Personally, I just love the results of the competition. YUM!
#1 Healthy Cooking
If you are a lover of fried foods but realize that they are not the healthiest choice, an air fryer is a wonderful alternative. You get the taste of fried food without the added oils. An air fryer allows you to prepare dishes that would normally be fried or baked while using little to no oil at all.
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# 2 Reason to Use Air Fryer – Crispy & Tastes Great
Yes, it’s true! When you air fry foods such as french fries, fish, or chicken, you don’t have to sacrifice the crispy coating. You can still coat your fish with bread crumbs and add a little olive oil spray coating to achieve a crispy brown crunch.
I can attest to this about an air fryer, the food is delicious. Actually some items are better than their fried or baked version. However, I have noticed that there is a slight learning curve when first cooking with an air fryer. My husband has perfected the temperatures and cooking times with some trial and error.
Here is another delicious air fryer recipe – Pull Pork Egg Rolls.
Here are some top Rated Air Fryers
Air Fryers are small counter top appliances. They come in a range of sizes and shapes. However, be sure to get one that fits your families needs. My husband recommends the largest versions. Although he is only cooking for two people, he would still enjoy more capacity. All of the air fryer’s below have 4 star or higher user rating.
#3 – Air Frying is Fast
Another benefit to air frying is it’s much faster than cooking in an oven. The air fryer is equipped with an automatic cut off so you don’t have to worry about burning your meal. You can set the timer and walk away.
# 4 – Easy Clean Up
Unlike a frying pan or deep fryer, you don’t have all that grease to clean up. Therefore, you can just wash the trays or baskets with soapy water within a few minutes of cooking. My husband does use cooking spray to coat the trays, which helps to prevent food from sticking.
# 5 – Cool Cooking
Lastly, the air fryer doesn’t heat up your house while in use. Which in turn reduces cooling cost in the summer. Definitely, a win, win.
In addition to all of these benefits, the air fryer is small and portable. My husband loves it so much, it often travels with us to the beach. LOL
We have been using it a lot this summer with our fresh vegetables. Here is our Fried Green Tomato Recipe that is so yummy. I will be sharing more of my husbands delicious Air Fryer recipes in the weeks to come. So stay tuned.