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      Jen Cueva
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      I have been contemplating getting an air fryer for some time. I usually do not fry foods at my house, but use the oven often. But, because it has been so hot, we are trying not to use the oven as much. My hubby bought an air fryer over the weekend.

      Well, of course, the first night was wings and fries. I was so impressed! No flour, a drizzle of olive oil, and the wings were crispy and the fries, too. I love crispy, (well extra crispy) fries, hehe. Last night I cut up 2 chicken breasts, broccoli, zucchini, onion, garlic, and bell pepper. I drizzled a tad of olive oil and seasonings, and I cooked these for 25 minutes. Then I made a bag of steamable whole-grain rice, that was dinner.

      The basket is simple to clean, too. This is a win-win in my book. I like easy-peasy.

      Do you have an air fryer? If so, what are your favorite things to cook? If not, have you thought of buying one? Let’s talk about this.

    • #27018
      Colleen Steele
      Keymaster

      Love our air fryer! The only issue is how tempting it is to make a lot of salty food with it. Wings and fries are our favorites to make in it too.

    • #27037
      Jen Cueva
      Moderator

      Yes, so true, @colleensteele. Trader Joe has some really good spices, like 21 Salute seasoning. I like that one, so when I go I get 2, usually. I am out now, so had been looking for recipes and found this one. You may like it, too. Of course, if you make your own, you can customize it more. I added lots of cayenne. I love spice.

      This site is a low sodium site, so I am excited to look at some other recipes here, too.

      I did enjoy the veggies that I made with the chicken, too. Tonight I may make some sweet potatoes like fries, I am still debating, lol. It still is a long way away, hehe.

      What else have y’all cooked in an air fryer? You can eat healthy foods in it, too.

    • #27042
      Colleen Steele
      Keymaster

      Oh my gosh @jenc you and Cullen with the cayenne! I swear that kid adds that to anything he can. To be honest our fryer is our, “I don’t feel like eating healthy” go-to. It’s also my, “Make something quick,” go-to. Especially when the boys were teens and had friends over I would keep the freezer stocked with things they could throw in the fryer between meals. Things like, fries, onion rings, hot dogs, tater-tots, wings…oooh, and potato skins that you can buy in the freezer section. The potato skins are my favorite to make when I’m watching a movie…with a little sour cream. The fryer makes them so nice and crispy compared to nuking them.

      • #27051
        Jen Cueva
        Moderator

        LOL, @colleensteele. Manny says he thinks my taste buds are gone some days. I like hotter food than he cares for, hehe. I also just added potato skins to my notes to add to my next grocery list. Thanks, I like those with sour cream and chives, Not the healthiest, but I can eat that in moderation.

        I think it’s funny that you say it’s the go-to for non-healthy meals. I am looking at Pinterest and found many that are healthier and can be made in the air fryer. One is a simple chicken and broccoli. I also saw some homemade potato skins that I bet would take a bit of prep time but would have less sodium than the frozen ones. But, I know, too, frozen foods are often that quick fix dinner.

        I think that you mentioned before that your husband is the main chef in the house. Does he like the air fry? I think I remember that he likes sous vide. I have not used one except that one time at our cooking class date. But KK, my daughter, has one and loves it.

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