You might have been hearing people talking about this new device called the Air Fryer. Here is a quick run-down on how the air fryer works.
The Air Fryer circulates hot air around the food to produce a “crispy” texture. Compared to deep fat frying, Air Frying significant lowers the fat and calories. It also requires less oil than traditional deep fryers. Less oil = less mess! You can still enjoy the crispy texture without having to overindulge in unnecessary fat and calories.
Here are a few easy recipes using the Air Fryer
Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts
1 lb Brussel Sprouts, washed and chopped in half
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp Dijon mustard
Salt/pepper to taste
Mix together olive oil, maple syrup, and Dijon mustard. Drizzle over Brussel Sprouts and salt/pepper to taste. Set Air Fryer to 350 degrees F and run for 12 minutes. Stop halfway through cooking time and give the Brussels a quick shake. Enjoy!
Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
1.5 lbs chicken tenders
2 eggs Beaten
1 cup almond flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
2 tbsp parmesan cheese
Nonstick cooking spray of your choice
Combine dry ingredients in bowl and beaten eggs in a separate bowl.
Place chicken tenders in egg wash and immediately afterwards coat generously with dry ingredients. Place chicken in air fry when finished. Spray with nonstick cooking spray. (Depending on how big your air fryer is, it might be necessary to cook chicken in batches. It is important to not over crowd).
Set Air Fryer to 375 degrees, Set timer to 15 minutes, turn chicken half way through and spray other side before restarting air fryer.
Enjoy chicken with your choice of dipping sauce!
By Mallory Storrs, RD
I am a registered dietitian who has a passion for food! I love cooking and making up my own healthy recipes. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be hard!