Air fryer goals for the holidays

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My default home-sick activity isn’t binging a show—it’s binging on recipes. The stack of cookbooks on my coffee table’s invariably bristling with sticky notes and bookmarks as a result. Then there’s my everyday browsing habit. Need a moment of peace? Bored in a waiting room? Skim a few new recipes. At any given time, I’ll have a dozen recipe tabs open on phone or laptop. Or both.

The most fun, of course, is when I’m reading up on a mission to learn how to prepare a previously unknown ingredient or deploy a new gadget. This year, the goal is to learn to optimize my air fryer usage. The applications are near infinite.

Here’s the science, from Kitchn:

It all comes down to the Maillard reaction. Air fryers work by circulating super-hot air mixed with tiny droplets of oil. The hot air plus oil combo helps quickly crisp up whatever you’re cooking and gives it a nice golden-brown color. This reaction is why foods that are browned often taste better, and it’s one of the reasons air fryers are so useful. 

Peek at this handy veggie-frying primer for overarching pointers that will serve you in good stead in such endeavors, and read on for specific (4.5-star or better-rated) recipe ideas. Remember, keto friends, that in most cases you can sub in parmesan mixed with pork rind “bread crumbs” rather than use flour or actual bread crumbs.



Source

USA News

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