Posts tagged: air fryers

Air Fryer Recipe Books (updated)

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.

 

 365 Days of Air Fryer Recipes: Quick and Easy Recipes to Fry, Bake and Grill with Your Air Fryer

The Only Air Fryer Cookbook You’ll Ever Need Includes a PDF file with photos of all the recipes Hot Air Frying: A Surprising Way to Cook Your Food Whether you are yet to buy an air fryer or you already own one,

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

 

The Skinny Hot Air Fryer Cookbook

Hot Air Frying is a revolutionary new way of cooking that once discovered you won’t be able to live without!

Whether you own an ActiFry, AirFryer, Halo Health or any other counter-top hot air fryer the all new ‘Skinny Hot Air Fryer Cookbook’ is what you have been waiting for.

Offering you inspiration and exciting new lower calorie/lower fat recipe ideas ‘The Skinny Hot Air Fryer 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 hot air fryer now and discover the healthier way to fry!

Recipes in this NEW book include: Double Chilli Prawns & Green Beans, Spring Green Gnocchi, Five Spice Steak & Savoy Cabbage, Crispy Chicken Fried Rice, Pork Tenderloin & Spring Vegetables, Tequila & Cayenne Chicken, Cajun & Coriander Drumsticks, Beef & Rosemary Meatballs, Lime & Peanut Stir Fry, Sweet Five Spice Chicken, Crushed Mango Potatoes, Zucchini Crisps, Sweet Potato Coconut Fries, Spicy Fried Lime Potatoes

Plus MANY MORE….

NEW! VonShef Turbo Air Fryer

New on the market in the UK is the VonShef Turbo Air Fryer.

As with the Tefal Actifry and the Philips Air Fryer the VonShef will cut out most of the calories and fat in cooking.

With 7 programmable modes – Speedy, Roast, Fries, Bake, Pizza, Steak and Skewer – as well as a manual setting, the VonShef Air Fryer makes a versatile addition to the modern kitchen. It also features a handy manual setting – which can be set to cook between 50 – 230℃ and for up to 60 minutes.

With its spacious 10 litre capacity bowl, you’re not confined to cooking just small meals with the VonShef Air Fryer – which is large enough to hold an entire chicken.

The VonShef Air Fryer scores highly when it comes to energy-efficiency too, with its ability to cook just as thoroughly as a conventional oven whilst using less energy.

Clear digital display, easy to read PCB control and overheat protection feature for safe cooking.


Speedy

Select the ‘speedy’ setting, and your food will be cooked in record time. This setting is great for cooking a wide range of foods – from vegetables to fish. The speedy setting is perfect for those days when you need a tasty meal but don’t have time to waste.

Roast

Using the ‘roast’ setting, you can create a roast dinner with all the trimmings with minimal fuss and minimal fat. From chicken, pork, lamb and beef to potatoes and vegetables, this setting will roast your food to absolute perfection.

Fries

The VonShef Turbo Air Fryer dispels the myth that chips and fries have to be fattening and unhealthy – in fact they can be quite the opposite. Using the smallest spoonful of oil, in a just a few minutes you’ll be enjoying some of the most delicious and healthiest chips you’ve ever tasted.

Bake

Baking is even more fun with the VonShef Air Fryer, making it easier than ever to bake cakes, cheesecakes, bread, quiche and much more. Baking using the VonShef Air Fryer is quick, easy and healthy, and the air fryer is compatible with many types of dishes, trays and moulds.

Pizza

You can’t quite beat the taste of a home-made pizza, and with the VonShef Air Fryer, you don’t have to be a culinary whizz to create a pizza worthy of a top Italian pizzeria. Achieve a crispy, evenly cooked base with using the dual rack.

Steak

Whether you like yours rare, medium or well done, the VonShef Air Fryer makes light work of cooking a mouth-wateringly delicious steak which tickles the taste-buds. Low – medium temperature cooks steak to perfection – retaining flavour and keeping meat moist.

Skewer

The skewer function is a must for expertly spit-roasting chicken and smaller joints of meat. Using the skewer attachment, rotating feature ensures meat is cooked evenly – the end result being moist and succulent. Perfect for the Sunday roast.

Defrost

When cooking chicken, it’s vital that to make sure that it’s defrosted properly. This is where the VonShef Air Fryer comes in handy. Meat is defrosted quickly yet thoroughly to get cooking off to the best possible start.

Accessories Included

The VonShef Air Fryer comes complete with a great range of accessories – tongs, dual rack, baking cage and fork. These accessories make the Fryer an even more versatile culinary choice and a must-have for every modern kitchen.

60-Minute Timer

Easy to read timer ensures food is cooked for exactly the right time for the most delicious results. Timer can be set for up to 60 minutes.

Non-stick

Non-stick coating stops food from sticking, burning and cooking unevenly, which not only produces the most delicious food, but also makes cleaning the fryer an incredibly easy task.

Variable Temperature

Temperature can be manually set between 50 and 230°C. This is great for cooking dishes which are best cooked on the manual setting, rather than a pre-programmed mode.

Healthy

As the Air Fryer doesn’t need lots of oil in order to cook food thoroughly, the fat content of food is greatly reduced when compared to other methods of cooking. With the VonShef Air Fryer, every meal can be a healthy meal.

The Box Contains
1 x 13/093 Turbo Air Fryer
1 x tongs
1 x dual rack
1 x baking cage
1 x fork
instruction manual

Read more about the VonShef Turbo Air Fryer here.

To Fry Or To Air Fry? What’s the Answer?

by Carrie Westengate
Posted: April 08, 2014

One question people ask about air fryers is are they really comparable to using more traditional fryers. Well, that’s a big question and it depends on who you ask. Personally, I would say the taste is not the same although the manufacturers may dispute that. So what is the point in buying one?

There are several reasons when an air fryer would be useful in your home.

1) As you don’t need to use hardly any cooking fat or oil, they are certainly much healthier than using a deep fat fryer. The taste however is different. This certainly isn’t to say the taste is unpleasant, it is not and I use my air fryer most weeks. It’s quite difficult to describe what the difference is, but the outsides do not crisp up in the same way and do tend to go softer faster. I’ve got used to them now and enjoy not having that fatty aftertaste you can sometimes get with using a lot of cooking fat.

2) Using an air fryer is cleaner and often faster. Everyone knows that hot oil can spit and make a mess for you to clean up. The only thing to suffer with an air fryer is the inside of the machine which you can put in the dishwasher anyway! As these are so easy to set up, cooking seems much faster and less hassle. However, that said, if you are cooking for a family do make sure you get a fryer that has the capacity you need.

3) As the units are enclosed they are much safer to use than a deep fat fryer. Although the walls may get hot, there is no spitting fat and the units are enclosed. Gone are the days when you have to carry a full pan of boiling fat across your kitchen and hope you don’t trip or that a child runs into you. If you spill any, it also makes for a very slippery surface irrespective of the potential for serious burns and fires. If you have an absent minded relative, fire can be a big problem should they wander off and forget to turn it off – this happened to my mother-in-law who was lucky to escape from her home.

4) An air fryer will cook much more than just chips/fries. Although these fryers are often promoted to provide the best tasting chips and fries, depending on the make and model, you can make casseroles, curries, cakes, stir fries and much more. Most machines will come with a recipe book, but you can buy specialist books as well which will give you some great ideas. Be inventive, and try and adapt your own favourite meals.

5) Space – If you have a small home or kitchen, the footprint and versatility of an air fryer can make it pay for itself quite quickly.

Above is just a selection of why an air fryer can prove to be a valuable addition to your home. Prices have come down substantially over the last couple of years and as they have become more and more popular, the range that is available has also grown.

Check out some of our tips and air fryer recipes before you buy on this site.

Source: ArticleSlash