I’m excited because today is all about the new love of my life…my airfryer 🙂 .
First of all, I just want to point out that I want to spell it air fryer but the one I bought is called an airfryer (one word), so that really confuses me and messes with my head. I think I’ve decided to call it an Air Fryer two words but my graphic says Airfryer one word since that’s what mine is…I’m so perplexed by this and should move on with the point, but I HAD TO SAY SOMETHING! 😉
I’ve been talking about my air fryer a lot on Stories as it is my new obsession. Andrew has been using it every.single.day for well over a year to make his lunch, but for whatever reason, I just started using it in December for our family. IT IS AMAZING! I don’t care what you put in that thing, it comes out better. From quick sides to easy mains, I’ve been using the heck out of that thing. In fact, today, I’m sharing my first (or hopefully many!) air fryer recipes too…
…you can see my Air Fryer Chicken Parm HERE.
Here’s the thing, the Instant Pot…there’s a learning curve to that. The air fryer? IT’S SO SIMPLE!!!! You don’t need to add anything or do anything special, just open it, pop in your food, set the timer and go. If the timer goes off and it’s not quite crispy enough, just shut the door and set it again. It’s really that easy.
Yesterday, I even made a little at home video to show you…
So, here are some ways we’ve been using ours:
1: Andrew uses it for lunch every day. He adds a little olive oil and g-free breadcrumbs to his plain boneless, skinless chicken breasts and lets them “fry” for 22 minutes on 325 degrees. When they’re done, they’re perfect! They’re a little crispy and the chicken is cooked all the way through to perfection. It really is as easy as that. (Just watch that video if you don’t believe me!)
2: I can take a bag of frozen ___ (fill in the blank) and quickly air fry it up as a side dish for dinner. The cauliflower gnocchi from Trader Joe’s, sweet potato fries, Brussels sprouts, broccoli…all of it goes in and comes out a-mazing! For the veggies, I like to add a little EVOO and salt and pepper, but everything else just gets added in and “air fried”.
3: You can make something (like a quesadilla or panini) and then air fry that too just to get the cheese melted and the bun/bread/tortilla a little crispy.
4: We always use a non-stick spray in our air fryer basket before using it and then wash it out after each use.
Guys…it’s so simple. Again, the IP, a little tricky…the air fryer, reallllly easy!
We bought this one HERE because it’s larger and fits more food. If we’re making something bigger (like 6 large chicken breasts) for the whole family, we might need two batches, but for most things, I can get it done in one round. It really is super fool-proof.
So, give me all your thoughts! Do you have one? Do you love it too? What are you putting inside your air fryer??? What should I try next? I’ve done chicken, fish, shrimp, sandwiches/wraps, veggies, sliced potatoes and a ton of “sides”. What else can I do with it? It’s so easy to use and simple to clean that I CAN’T STOP 🙂 .
Air fryer people, comment and share please! xo