When I bought my air fryer 6 months ago, I never expected I would come to use it and love it as much as I do my pressure cooker but I have. Between the two gadgets, I have literally gone weeks without starting my oven. I never would have guessed the could be so useful to me.
Today I would like to feature some blogs I have found that have good air fryer recipes.
1. My Forking Life — I just recently found this blog. It is one of a few blogs I found that routinely posts air fryer recipes for real food, not processed food.
2. Two Sleevers — I have talked about this blog often because I love the food. Dr. Pitre has many great air fryer recipes on her site.
3. Skinny Taste — The first air fryer recipe I tried was for bagels from her air fryer cookbook.
I have cooked a lot of yummy stuff in my air fryer but my favorite thing to cook by far are vegetables. My favorite vegetable so far corn on the cob.
Corn On The Cob
From Easy Air Fryer Magazine
4 ears of corn, shucked and cleaned
Cut the corn to fit in the air fryer basket. Place the corn in the air fryer basket. Cook at 375 degrees for 12 minutes, turning halfway through.
Sometimes it takes a good friend to point out the obvious. A few days ago I was complaining about the limited choices I have for lunch now that I am working from home because I don’t own a microwave. I can hear you all gasping but I hardly ever used it. It was taking up valuable kitchen real estate I would rather use for other things, like my air fryer, that I use all the time. When mine quit working, I never replaced it and until now never missed it.
My friend, Ess, said “why don’t you reheat things in your air fryer?” How come it took me 5 1/2 months of owning an air fryer to think of that?
From the Air Fryer Revolution cookbook
1 pound ground pork
2 large eggs
1/4 cup chopped green onion, white and green parts
1 TBS fresh minced ginger
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp oyster sauce
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro or parsley, optional
In a large bowl, combine the pork, egg, cilantro, green onions, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, oyster sauce, salt and pepper. Use your hands to completely mix the ingredients into the meat, about 2- 3 minutes.
For the meat mixture into 12 balls. Place the balls in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Set the air fryer at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Serve.
It occured to me when I posted my Cranberry Walnut Buttermilk muffin recipe the other day, I have never posted a recipe for apple pie spice. So here it is.
Apple Pie Spice
Adapted From Served Up With Love
1 TBS cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp allspice
In a small bowl, combine all the spices. Mix well. Store in an airtight container.
I don’t know if it is because its January or if its something about me but the food police have been coming up to me and commenting on my weight and food choices in the grocery store. WTF!!!?? I am a 50 year old woman who is quite capable of making my own food choices without the help of complete strangers.
As for my weight, if all you see when you look at me is a number on a scale, I don’t want to know you. You are missing out on one heck of a good friend. Rant over.
In both cases, the food police approached me because I had Hot Pockets in my cart. I love Hot Pockets. They are my favorite junkfood and happen to be frozen so I thought they would be good to use for some air fryer experiments.
It took a couple of trys to come up with the right time and temperature but in the end they were really good. The even cooking of the air fryer even eliminates that microwave hot spot in the middle of your sandwich so you don’t have hot cheese hanging from your lips when you take a bite and it only takes 12 minutes in the air fryer compared to 30 minutes in the oven. Thats a win/win in my book.
From my air fryer experiments
2 Hot Pocket brand sandwiches
Preheat your air fryer to 360 degrees. Place the Hot Pockets in the air fryer basket and cook 12 minutes, flipping halfway through.
I am not particularly inspired to write or cook lately. I haven’t done a full in grocery shop in several weeks so I am running out of everything. I even ran out of salt. What kind of cook runs out of salt? The weather is so cold all I want to do go back to bed and sleep the day away.
I am posting today anyway because last year with all the things going on in my life I wasn’t posting much or as regularly as I used to and I want to get back into the habit.
This is a simple breakfast casserole from the Whole Kitchen Sink. I made some substitutions because I am not particularly fond of sweet potatoes and I already had some cooked red potatoes on hand. I also subbed orange bell pepper for green because I already had those on hand too. If you wanted to get fancy, you could serve this with a fried egg on top. I just put it over greens with just a touch of ranch dressing.
Turkey Breakfast Skillet
Adapted From The Whole Kitchen Sink
1/2 lb ground turkey
1 cup diced potato
1/2 bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1 TBS olive oil
1 1/2 tsp garlic, minced
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 onion powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
In a medium skillet, heat the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the garlic and diced potatoes. Cook 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they are browned but not cooked through. Add the turkey and spices, brown the turkey for 5 minutes. When the turkey is cooked halfway through, add the green pepper and onion, cook 5-7 more minutes or until the peppers and onions are done to your liking.