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Air Fryer Recipe Books

If you are looking for air fryer recipe books, you will be hard pressed to find many! I can only find three, and one of those seems to be an electronic edition only (e.g. for the Kindle). So, if there are any budding authors out there, why not think about producing your own? This appears to be what one enterprising cook has done! One author was quite quick off the starting blocks when the Tefal Actifry was launched. This author, Paul Brodel, has produced two books which have become popular because of the lack of suitable books and recipes for both the Philips and Tefal air fryers. These are entitled Hot Air Fryer and Hot Air Frying & More. The Kindle book is called The Actifry Cookbook. To be fair, all these books are more aimed at the Actifry given it has been around for longer and there is a desperate need for more for the Philips Air Fryer in particular. However, let’s take a quick look at what is available and if you want to take a closer look at either of them, just follow the links or click on the pictures for more information.

Hot Air Fryer – Paul Brodel 68 pages of recipes from stir fry’s to classic dishes and desserts. Starters Chips & Variations Garlic Mushrooms in a Creamy Sauce Hot Coronation Chicken Honey & Mustard Sausages Ratatouille Roast Potatoes Roasted Tomato Soup Roasted Vegetables Scallops & Bacon with a Pea Puree Tomato & Bacon Sauce Mains Chicken Livers & Bacon Chicken Provençal Chicken Teriyaki Chicken Tikka Masala Curried Lamb Chops Duck in Orange Sauce Halibut & Prawns Meatballs in a Tomato Sauce Mixed Bean Chilli Pea & Bacon Risotto Pork Fillet with Broccoli Potato & Bacon Breakfast Satay Chicken Sausages in Red Wine Gravy Spanish Chorizo with Potato Steak in a Pepper Sauce Sweet & Sour Chicken Desserts Caramelized Bananas Cheats Crumble Mango, Cinnamon & Honey Raspberry Compote for Trifle. Reviews are mixed, some find the recipes good, and others suggest there should be more recipes. As mentioned previously, this was really written for the Tefal Actifry and as such, some recipes won’t be suitable for the Philips Air Fryer.

Hot Air Fryer & More – Paul Brodel If you have a Philips Air Fryer you may find more recipes that you can use in this edition as it attempts to cater for both fryers although the jury may still be out on how successfully this is done. 67 pages covering a range of recipes including, shredded duck for pancake rolls, Thai green curry wings, Mango chicken, Tandoori lamb, boozy cherry pancakes and upside down apple crumble for example. Both of these books are not “high gloss” type books, but are useful basics for at a low price.

 

 

The Actifry Cookbook – M Scott This is a new book, so there is not much information available although it seems to be aimed at those with the Actifry. It is said to have an eclectic mix of recipes but there are a couple of repetitions from the Tefal book. That said, you will find recipes for spiced dishes, currys, vegetarian options (hurrah!) and even one to tell you how to cook a full English in your air fryer. I haven’t actually seen this edition and don’t know how many pages or recipes are included. This is available in the Kindle version at £4.64, but as with many electronic books (follow the picture link), you may find some spelling and formatting errors although this doesn’t detract from being able to understand what you should be doing!

The Tefal Actifry cookbook is now available in hard copy at £7.57

NEW! March 2014

The Skinny ActiFry Cookbook – by Cook Nation The Skinny ActiFry Cookbook Guilt-free & Delicious ActiFry Recipe Ideas: Discover The Healthier Way to Fry! The Tefal ActiFry is a fantastic new way of cooking that once discovered you won’t be able to live without!! Offering you inspiration and exciting new recipe ideas ‘The Skinny ActiFry Cookbook’ makes the most of this innovative and versatile appliance, opening your eyes to a huge choice of nutritious & delicious recipes which will change the way you cook forever! So what are you waiting for? Get more out of your ActiFry now and discover the healthier way to fry! Recipes in this exciting new book include: Chicken Teriyaki & Noodles Spicy Ginger Chicken Wings Chinese Chicken & Asparagus Mexican Chicken Garlic & Basil Chicken Dry Rub Crispy Chicken Thighs Coriander Chicken Chicken & Spinach Kofta Chinese Pork, Mushrooms & Cabbage Spanish Fried Rice Italian Beef & Beans Beef Kheema Cocoa Stir Fried Beef Beef & Purple Sprouting Broccoli Moroccan Lamb & Olives Greek Lamb Kebab Beef & Cheese Meatballs Sausage Gnocchi Mixed Beans, Beef & Rice Pork & Apple Juice Thai Pork Lightly Spiced Squid Rings Garlic & Spring Onion Prawns Salt & Pepper Prawns Thai Curry Stir Fry Scallops Chorizo & Rice Stir Fried Soft Shell Crab Balsamic & Rosemary Glazed Vegetables Tenderstem Broccoli & Anchovies Creamy Pancetta & Sprouts Spicy Garlic & Lemon Kale Crispy Honey Carrots Sweet Tomatoes, Asparagus & Spinach Parmesan French Beans.

Currently £4.99 including free delivery or £1.99 for the Kindle edition

Why The Philips Air Fryer?

For those new to the Philips air fryer and the concept of hot air fryers, then you are in for a treat! Low fat air fryers suggest that you can have the taste of deep fat frying but without the fat and the resulting calories. Excessive consumption of saturated fats in particular are not good for your health, as you probably already know given the high profile importance of eating healthier over the past few years. So whether you wish to cut down on the fats in your diet for health reasons or because you want to lose weight (or both), then this type of cooking is something you may want to think about so read on.

For many, the biggest miss when switching to healthier cooking is chips or fries. This is where the Philips Air Fryer (or the similar Tefal Actifry) comes in as they claim produce deep fat fried tasting chips but with a maximum of one tablespoon of oil per kilo of fries. Although the jury may still be out on just how similar the taste is, there is no doubt from reports that they come the closest to the real thing that you can produce. However, chips are not the only thing you can cook in these and they also have other advantages over the standard deep fryers.

Firstly, a quick word on how air fryers work which is really quite simple. Basically, food is placed in a receptacle and hot air is constantly blown around the food from a heat source within the machine. While the Tefal Actifry stirs the food using a paddle, the Philips Air Fryer just requires a shake of the basket half way through cooking. This is why what you can cook in the machines differs but I’ll leave that to your imagination the cookbooks and other pages on this site such as these air fryer recipes such as the one below for jacket potato. I will say however, that transference of food flavours is avoided in the Philips given you can use a food divider in the basket.

You hear most days of someone leaving their deep fat fryer unattended and it catching fire. At worst, this can lead to a home fire and a possible loss of your home, at best, a nasty mess in your kitchen with a bad smell that lingers for some time. As you are not using boiling oils in an air fryer, this simply can’t happen. If you have an elderly relative who is a little forgetful but inserts on frying, then a Philips Air Fryer would make a good gift. As we age, our wrists naturally get weaker and dealing with hot deep fat fryers for cleaning, or simply moving them around with the oil inside or to empty it is dangerous. Children are also an obvious reason for caution with deep fat fryers. Although the air fryers do get quite hot on the outside, you would never have to deal with the catastrophic consequences of being burnt by boiling oil.

Emptying and cleaning these types of deep fryer is also a messy and more expensive business. Most people leave the oil in their fryer until it starts to taste bad on the food. Disposing of the oil (or solid fat) is not nice, neither is cleaning the machine. With an air fryer, most parts are machine washable and without the layer of grease, simple to wash by hand as well.

Space can be an issue with the Tefal Actifry as it has a large footprint and you would need a large cupboard to store it in! The Philips Air Fryer has a similar sized footprint to a traditional deep fryer, but is a little taller. If you are cooking for more than two however, go for the Tefal Actifry which has a larger capacity than the Philips and can be found for £95.

For more on the Philips Air Fryer or to purchase, follow the link to the <Philips AirFryer Healthier Oil-Free Fryer where you just might find it with over 50% off at just £84.

Make A Frittata In Your Philips Air Fryer

How to make an egg frittata in your Philips Air Fryer without fat.

The video has a lot of back ground noise, but you can still hear fine. For me, I think the timing is a little long but I guess that depends on what you put in it!