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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.

    More Ways To Lower Fat In Your Diet In Addition To Low Fat Air Fryers

    Using a low fat air fryer is not the only way to cook lower-calorie and lower-fat diet meals. For example, by increasing the amount of spices and flavoring you use, will help you feel more satisfied with less food. If you get a variety of tastes in your meal, you won’t feel as deprived as if you are eating bland low-fat foods.

    When considering nutrition, it is important that you incorporate foods that you love because there is no better way to get nutrition than when you are enjoying it. There are many ways that you can add extra nutritional benefits to foods you love simply by adding in or leaving out key ingredients. Searching for low fat recipes will provide many good results.

    When considering a diet that provides an adequate nutrition level, understand that not all healthy sounding foods are as healthy as you might believe. Depending on the cut, ground turkey may contain nearly as much fat as ground beef. When shopping for meats, always look for the lean or low fat variants.

    When considering a diet that provides an adequate nutrition level, be sure to include low fat milk. Milk provides many nutrients – including calcium and protein – that the body needs. Studies have shown that drinking milk does benefit both muscle growth, and also the body’s ability to maintain a healthy body fat content.

    Try to eat a varied diet which includes lean meat, fish, nuts, low-fat dairy products, whole grains and an assortment of different fruits and vegetables. By consuming lots of different foods, you can be sure that you are getting all of the nutrients that your body needs and you will not have to buy expensive supplements.

    Make sure to start each day by eating a nutritious breakfast. This is the most important meal of the day and is much needed fuel to begin the day. Try eating items like oatmeal, low-fat yogurt, smoothies, whole grain toast, whole grain waffles and lean meats. This will not keep you full, but will help keep you full until your next meal.

    When choosing high-protein foods, which are low fat, choosing the protein is as important as how you prepare it. Some cooking methods can turn a potentially healthy, low-fat protein into a high-fat meal. If not using your air fryer, grill or bake your proteins for the lowest fat content. If you fry or add heavy sauces, your low-fat protein is no longer low-fat.

    Instead of snacking on sweet items like cookies and ice cream, try their healthier counterparts. replace cookies with items like granola, oatmeal and cereal and fruit bars. For ice cream, try going with low-fat or non-fat yogurt. These options not only taste better than the unhealthier ones, but you get nutrients like iron, calcium, fiber and much more in your diet.

    While low far air fryers are great for certain things (like chips!), man can not live on chips alone…… you do have to make other adjustments for health and weight loss reasons.