Fat-free frying? Now it is possible with the air fryer, the new generation appliance that allows you to fry foods that are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside without the use of oil. Reaching high temperatures without the discomfort typical of traditional frying, such as the calories and bad smells of cooked oil, the air frying process is ideal for cooking exceptional pancakes, meatballs and fried potatoes. In traditional frying, oil is the conductive substance of heat while in the case of this new appliance the conductor is the air itself. After placing the food in the basket inside the cooking chamber, the hot air begins to circulate around the food evenly, thus ensuring perfect cooking. During cooking, the air can reach 200 ° C, thus transferring a crunchy and cooking effect similar to that which occurs in frying in a lighter and healthier way.
In addition to producing impeccably fried food, the process is much faster than traditional frying and at the same time does not overheat the house like the oven.
The hot air fryer, contrary to popular belief, can really cook everything from classic French fries to breaded mozzarella with battered zucchini flowers to pizza. The innovative technology of this new appliance makes it possible to complete light frying cooking with grilling and roasting in a quick and light way. The strong similarity to a convection oven makes the appliance suitable for cooking sweets and cakes such as muffins and biscuits.
We offer many ideas for healthy and quick delicious recipes suitable for cooking with this modern appliance.
Ready for new recipes:
Let’s start with the appetizers and prepare the fried shrimp with coconut:
Cooking time: 7 minutes
Temperature: 200 ° C
450 g of peeled shrimp
1 tablespoon of oil
75 g of buckwheat flour
60 g of gluten-free breadcrumbs
80 g unsweetened coconut flakes
2 free-range eggs
salt and turmeric to taste
2- Preheat the air fryer to 200 ° C in the meantime, beat the eggs in a bowl together with a pinch of salt and a tablespoon of turmeric and pour the flour into another bowl. Place the breadcrumbs in a third bowl and combine the flaked coconut. Take a shrimp, pass it first in the flour, then in the egg and finally in the mix of breadcrumbs and coconut. Repeat the same operation for each shrimp.
1- clean the shrimp: run cold running water over the shrimp and remove the head, legs and carapace and finally remove the intestine by using a toothpick
3- Transfer the prawns to the fryer basket and cook for 8 minutes, turning the contents halfway through cooking.
4- add the salt and serve the fried coconut shrimp with a sauce of your choice.