Get an air fryer - it's a must-have appliance

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    Looks like you could do a splatchcock chicken in that one. A small one anyway.
     
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    I used to quick fry it in a low anount of oil snd let oil drain into the center then flip and do the same, that made it puff up, then I took it off the stove and patted it down and baked it in the toaster oven with the cheese and toppings.
    Any good brand pizza dough crusts 6" in diameter anywhere?
    I might have to make my own preheated, because the basket would get any raw dough stuck to the holes.
     
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    induction stove tops are better because they can set the exact temperature
    convection ovens are faster and easier to use because you can just set the time and walk away, steaks come out perfect every time
     
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    If you have a convection oven, you already have an "air fryer". Only it is better.
    If you do not have one, then buying one of these might make sense for you.
    If it encourages you to eat healthier by crisping without heavy oils - then by all means do so.

    As a side note, Emeril was once a revered chef to me. Along with Alton Brown, he inspired me to cook better many years ago as well as taught me to LOVE cooking. And that, is the real ingredient to great food.
    But, alas, I lost my appeal for Emeril some years ago when he allowed himself to use his fame to sell cheap Chinese merchandise. He once had a ton of integrity. Indeed he walked away from lucrative opportunities on Food Network, refusing to do gimmicky "food game shows".
    Somewhere along the line.... he lost that pure chefness and sold out.
     
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    Frozen isle: box of Super Petzels.
    Brush a little water on top so sprinkling the pretzel salt sticks to it.
    Only takes 4 minutes at 320° in an
    air fryer for a nice brown and exterior/interior texture.
     
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    Bag of frozen Corn nuggets in the frozen veggies isle: no oil
    390° 4 minutes then shake basket or turn them over and do 3 more minutes.
    Texture is better in air fryer then in toaster oven. Texture reminds me of a chicken nugget and sweetness with the crispness reminds me of a McDonald's hot apple or cherry pie without the grease. Not just a side dish, Sweetness makes these a great late night snack.

    Tried Torquitos, but prefer those oil fried for taste or oven baked for mix of crunch & softness.
     
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    Tried roasting peanuts in the air fryer,-ehhh -cross that off your curiosity list, didn't even bellow the house with that yummy roasted peanut smell or bring back memories of the Jersey Shore Boardwalk with the ole Planters hot roasted peanuts.

    pita bread pizza was best at 380°
    4 minutes just the bread flat light side up without the sauce cheese or toppings then flip over puffy side up another 4 minutes with sauce cheese & toppings 380 or 390 depending on preference of cheese doneness and crisp chewy ratio.
     
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