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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….

Secura TurboFry Info

Although it is currently possible to obtain the Tefal Actifry in the USA, unfortunately this is not so easy if you want the Philips Air Fryer.

However, there is another similar product available in the US that is becoming very popular. This is the latest Secura TurboFry multi-function device.  This versatile cooker is a low fat fryer and also a rotisserie turbo oven with a large cooking container.

The closest viable equivalent in the UK to this model is the Andrew James 12 LTR Halogen Cooker which is at the time of writing reduced to £39.95 (plus postage) from £89.95 if you follow This Link.

There is no need to turn food and the Secura TurboFry will cook a chicken and pizza just as evenly. In addition, you only need to add 1 tablespoon of cooking oil to produce two pounds of prepared potatoes into delicious fries. Fries are cooked using hot air, infrared waves and a food tumbler (similar to the Tefal paddle). Basically it bakes, broils and fries fresh and frozen foods without the need to defrost.

Made from heavy duty glass the Secura comes with a 12 litre capacity container, temperature dial and timer. Accesories include a useful turntable baking rack, high rack, food tumbler, tongs, oil measuring spoon and an extender ring.

I have not personally used the Secura (although I’d like to!) However, reviewers comments are mostly glowing and report a lot of use from this product. Check out their comments by CLICKING HERE.

If you follow THIS LINK you can currently get the Secura TurboFry for just $159.94 which is a great reduction from $299.99!

Risotto Balls (and more) for Philips Air Fryer

Ingredients For 9+
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 125 g mushrooms, chopped
  • 100 g risotto rice
  • 250 ml chicken stock
  • 25 g freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 3 slices of stale white bread
  • 1 egg
  • This Dish
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Ready To Eat in: 40 minutes
  • Cooking Instructions
  • Heat up one tablespoon of olive oil in a thick-bottom pan and sauté the shallot. Add the mushrooms and fry until the liquid has almost evaporated.
  • Stir in the rice grains and fry until they shine. Add the stock and slow boil the rice until ready in twenty minutes.
  • Mix the cheese and parsley through the risotto and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Allow the risotto to cool down and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  • Grind the bread into fine crumbs in the food processor and mix in 1 tablespoon olive oil. Continue to stir until it regains a loose crumb consistency. Pour the crumbs in a deep dish.
  • Beat the eggs in another deep dish.
  • Shape the risotto into walnut-sized balls. Coat the balls in the beaten egg and then in the bread crumbs. Preheat the airfryer to 200°C. Put 8 to 10 balls in the basket and slide the basket into the airfryer. Set the timer to 5 minutes and bake the risotto balls until golden brown. Bake the rest of the balls in the same manner. Serve the risotto balls in a platter with red or green pesto.
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    Meatballs with Feta

    Appetizer – 10 portions

    150 g lamb mince or lean minced beef
    1 slice of stale white bread, turned into fine crumbs
    50 g Greek feta, crumbled
    1 tablespoon fresh oregano, finely chopped
    ½ tablespoon grated lemon peel
    Freshly ground black pepper

    1. Preheat the airfryer to 200°C.
    2. Mix the mince in a bowl with the bread crumbs, feta, oregano, lemon
    peel and black pepper, thoroughly kneading everything together.
    3. Divide the mince into 10 equal portions and form smooth balls, using
    damp hands.
    4. Put the balls in the oven dish and place this dish in the basket. Slide the
    basket into the airfryer. Set the timer to 8-10 minutes and bake the
    mince balls until they are nicely brown and done.

    5. Prick the meatballs onto a tapas fork with half a black olive and a strip of
    roasted bell pepper and serve hot.

    Curry Potato Cubes With Coriander Salsa

    750 g waxy potatoes
    1 tablespoon mild curry powder
    1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    1 small ripe mango, in slices (fresh or canned)
    15 g fresh coriander, finely chopped
    Juice and grated peel of 1/2 lime
    Freshly ground black pepper

    1. Preheat the airfryer to 180°C. Peel the potatoes and cut them into
    2 cm thick cubes. Rinse the cubes under running water and allow them
    to drain thoroughly. Pat the cubes dry with kitchen paper.
    2. Mix the curry powder and the oil in a bowl and coat the potato cubes
    in this mixture. Transfer the potato cubes to the fryer basket and slide
    the basket into the airfryer. Set the timer to 15-18 minutes and fry
    the cubes until they are golden brown and done. Turn them every
    now and again.
    3. In the meantime, puree the mango with the coriander, lime peel, and
    lime juice in a blender and add salt and pepper to taste and serve.

    Spicy Drumsticks with Barbecue Marinade

    4 portions

    1 clove garlic, crushed
    ½ tablespoon mustard
    2 teaspoons brown sugar
    1 teaspoon chili powder
    Freshly ground black pepper
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    4 drumsticks

    1. Preheat the airfryer to 200°C.
    2. Mix the garlic with the mustard, brown sugar, chili powder, a pinch of
    salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Mix with the oil.
    3. Rub the drumsticks completely with the marinade and leave to
    marinate for 20 minutes.
    4. Put the drumsticks in the basket and slide the basket into the airfryer.
    Set the timer to 10-12 minutes. Roast the drumsticks until brown.
    5. Then lower the temperature to 150°C and roast the drumsticks for
    another 10 minutes until done.
    6. Serve the drumsticks with corn salad and French bread.

    Fish and Chips for Two

    200 g white fish filet (haddock, cod, pollock)
    30 g tortilla chips
    1 egg
    300 g (red) potatoes
    1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    ½ tablespoon lemon juice

    1. Preheat the airfryer to 200°C.
    2. Cut the fish into four equal pieces and rub with lemon juice, salt, and
    pepper. Let the fish rest for 5 minutes.
    3. Grind the tortilla chips very fine in the food processor and transfer the
    ground tortilla chips to a plate. Beat the egg in a deep dish.
    4. Dip the pieces of fish into the egg one by one and roll the pieces of fish
    through the ground tortilla chips so that they are completely covered.
    5. Scrub the potatoes clean under running water and cut them lengthwise
    into thin strips. Pat the potatoes dry with kitchen paper and coat them
    with oil in a bowl.
    6. Insert the separator in the airfryer basket. Position the potato strips on
    one side and the pieces of fish on the other.
    7. Slide the basket into the airfryer. Set the timer to 12-15 minutes and fry
    the potatoes and the fish until they are crispy brown.
    8. Arrange the fish and chips on two plates and sprinkle lightly with salt.
    Delicious with a green salad.

     

    Chocolate Brownies

    I’ve tried these and personally, they don’t need quite as long in the Philips Air Fryer as the recipe suggested in the book. Even a bit over cooked, they are pretty nice… just a shame the basket is so small!

    75gm plain chocolate
    75gm butter
    1 large egg
    60gm sugar
    1 sachet vanilla sugar or teaspoon vanilla essence
    40gm self-raising flour
    25gm chopped walnuts or hazelnuts (or if desperate, mixed chopped nuts!)

    Line small low-sided cake pan (I used the pan that comes with the fryer) with baking parchment and grease the sides.

    Melt chocolate and butter together slowly in thick based saucepan, or in short bursts in the microwave (don’t walk away, or you are sure to burn it!). Allow to return to room temperature.

    Pre-heat your fryer to 180c

    Beat the egg with vanilla and sugar with a pinch of salt until light and fluffy. Beat in the chocolate mix and fold in flour and nuts.

    Place mix in cake pan and put in the fryer basket. Set time for 20 minutes (see above).

    Remove from fryer and cool in pan before cutting into pieces.