The solution: just place any glass, oven-proof baking dish or bowl into your air fryer. Whether you’re a student, a busy parent, or someone cooking for just one or two people, an air fryer is a tool from the future.
It functions as a small convection oven, blowing heat in circular motions around food placed in its basket. With just a small amount of oil, it creates hot, crispy food in a flash.
For example, if the oven recipe states 400F for 20 minutes, cook in the air fryer at 375F for 16 minutes, opening halfway to shake the basket and flip the food. Cook for 350F for 10-15 minutes until cookie smells fill your kitchen.
Things like pizza, roasted vegetables and even leftover fries! Say goodbye to sad, soggy leftovers and hello to fresh, crispy flavor.
Editor and cast member of “America’s Test Kitchen,” Dan Souza, joined “MA” Monday to show the best ways to use the hot new kitchen appliance for more than just French fries. The versatile device is a workhorse in the kitchen that cooks similar to a convection oven by circulating hot air around the food, which delivers even crisping and excellent browning.
Souza walked through an entire surf and turf meal, check out the recipes below to test out in your own air fryer at home. The brussels sprouts are delicious with just a squeeze of lemon, but irresistible with Lemon-Chive Dipping Sauce (recipe follows).
If you are buying loose brussels sprouts, select those that are about 1½ inches long. Dan Souza makes Moroccan spiced halibut in an air fryer with a side chickpea salad.
Pat halibut dry with paper towels, rub with 1 teaspoon oil, and sprinkle all over with spice mixture. Arrange fillets skinned side down on sling in prepared basket, spaced evenly apart.
Cook until halibut flakes apart when gently prodded with paring knife and registers 140 degrees, 12 to 16 minutes, using sling to rotate fillets halfway through cooking. Using sling, carefully remove halibut from air fryer and transfer to individual plates.
2 teaspoons smoked paprika 2 teaspoons packed brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin Salt and pepper 1½ pounds boneless short ribs, 1½ to 2 inches thick and 4 to 5 inches long, trimmed 2 teaspoons plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper 1 small shallot, minced 2 garlic cloves, minced Pinch cayenne pepper 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro 2 teaspoons lemon juice Short ribs cooked in an air fryer by America's Test Kitchen's Dan Souza.
Transfer short ribs to cutting board, tent with aluminum foil, and let rest while preparing relish. Microwave bell pepper, shallot, garlic, cayenne, teaspoon salt, and remaining 2 tablespoons oil in bowl, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened, about 2 minutes.
Slice short ribs thin against grain and serve with relish. The secret is in the breading, which makes the chicken super moist and flavorful, Derby and golden brown.
These buttery sole fillets are covered with a rich sauce and topped with toasty bread crumbs. Coated with Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese and garlic salt, these eggplant fries are delicious and guilt-free.