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Share your favorite snacks and foods working well with your air fryer.
I usually coat my cheese ravioli when
oil frying, but uncoated brushed with oil in the air fryer still came out good and just seasoned it after with marinara dipping sauce. ~10 minutes 390°
Tinas Beef and bean Chimichangas came out good same setting.
Mozz sticks leak the cheese and end up just an almost empty stick, but they do come out crispy like oil fry.
Onion rings come out great and of course all types of fries, basically half the time and fuss for most items I used to toast in the multipurpose countertop oven, and better texture.
Someone said soft pretzels work well in the air fryer. Do you have other items to list here?
I wanted to get corn poppers, but they were out, and apple fritters are impossible to find anywhere.
Chiavettas marinated pork belly. 300 degrees for 45 minutes.
 

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I almost ordered this, but I'd rather pick one out retail somewhere.
Yeah I researched it, but people say those type don't air fry well.
I have a multi oven but the only airflow is from the turnstyle spinning *L*.
These coffee maker shaped air fyers crisp more like oil frying and at half the time as my multi tabletop oven.
400° with proper air flow is supposed to be equivelant to 550-560°.
 

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There are similar types to Emerils that might be more reasonable with better ratings. Ones like
The COSORI 12-in-1 Oven Air Fryer Combo.
 

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I have an air fryer, but I got a regular fryer for Christmas. I need my greasy French fries...what can I say.
You know how to get them less greasy ?
My best way so far is to double fry them. I usually start with red or yukon, but Idaho's work too...

(Basically, deep fry them for 10 minutes, strain them and let them set for 30 min to an hour, while you're doing the burgers or whatever, then turn it back up and deep fry them another 10 min. or until brown )
Drain them off on paper towels and sprinkle with salt and cracked pepper or seasoning.

I actually found this basic recipe looking for 'how to make McDonald's crispy fries'.
 

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I bought a 4-quart air fryer for $120 and it is amazing. I've cooked chicken, hot dogs, potatoes, bacon and grilled cheese sandwiches and they all came out great.
I use mine everyday. It gets more use than my microwave, or traditional oven. The air fryer is a real game changer for a person who cooks a lot of meat, and lives a busy lifestyle.

I would recommend that one purchase the kind that is styled more like a toaster oven, than the kind that has you cooking in a weird bowl type thing.
Why not just get a convection toaster oven instead?

After all, "air fryer" is a misnomer because it doesn't fry anything. It bakes.

It's just an expensive tiny little convection oven with no window to see inside. And you can only use their proprietary overpriced accessories in it because your regular cookware won't fit into it.

But hey, they advertise the fuck out of it and pay famous TV chefs to endorse it and use it in infomercials. So it must be good, right?
 
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I bought a 4-quart air fryer for $120 and it is amazing. I've cooked chicken, hot dogs, potatoes, bacon and grilled cheese sandwiches and they all came out great.
I use mine everyday. It gets more use than my microwave, or traditional oven. The air fryer is a real game changer for a person who cooks a lot of meat, and lives a busy lifestyle.

I would recommend that one purchase the kind that is styled more like a toaster oven, than the kind that has you cooking in a weird bowl type thing.
Why not just get a toaster oven instead?

After all, "air fryer" is a misnomer because it doesn't fry anything. It bakes.

I was affraid there wouldn't be much difference between my multi toaster over and an air Fryer and I would be left with yet another counter too appliance hogging limited space in my kitchen.
I was pleased to find it's way better at crisping like fried food and twice as fast as my table top oven.
Most frozen snack items are flash fried before frozen so the breading is pre-oiled. Brushing or spraying oil on fries and other items helps circulate a mist of oil with the powerful air movement hence literally air(oil mist)-frying.
Deep frying doesn't allow you to fry in olive oil or coconut oil or even sesame oil that rises to the top of Tahini used in making humus, but air frying allows you to use the small capful amount to get the same results as deep frying and without the burnt oil or greasy taste.
 
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I bought a 4-quart air fryer for $120 and it is amazing. I've cooked chicken, hot dogs, potatoes, bacon and grilled cheese sandwiches and they all came out great.
I use mine everyday. It gets more use than my microwave, or traditional oven. The air fryer is a real game changer for a person who cooks a lot of meat, and lives a busy lifestyle.

I would recommend that one purchase the kind that is styled more like a toaster oven, than the kind that has you cooking in a weird bowl type thing.
Why not just get a convection toaster oven instead?

After all, "air fryer" is a misnomer because it doesn't fry anything. It bakes.

It's just an expensive tiny little convection oven with no window to see inside. And you can only use their proprietary overpriced accessories in it because your regular cookware won't fit into it.

But hey, they advertise the fuck out of it and pay famous TV chefs to endorse it and use it in infomercials. So it must be good, right?
Mine has a window on it.
 

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Did a tortilla pizza.
Lightly oil brushed Medium tortilla 360° 4 minutes
turn over put my seasoned crushed
tomato sauce on then fresh mushroom slices and mozzarella slices placed back only an additional 2 minutes perfectly browns and textures the toppings and cheese.
It doesn't puff up like quick oil frying the tortilla does but it's still a good quick pizza crust.
Probably would be great using the right brand of Pita bread as the pizza crust as well. Don't put oregano on it till done because the air flow will probably blow it off. Surprisingly, my tortilla was bunched up to the side of the pan because the air flow was so strong.
Once topped it kept shape and didn't budge. Pita Bread won't have that problem and will be puffy and more pizza like.
 
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Did a tortilla pizza.
Lightly oil brushed Medium tortilla 360° 4 minutes
turn over put my seasoned crushed
tomato sauce on then fresh mushroom slices and mozzarella slices placed back only an additional 2 minutes perfectly browns and textures the toppings and cheese.
It doesn't puff up like quick oil frying the tortilla does but it's still a good quick pizza crust.
Probably would be great using the right brand of Pita bread as the pizza crust as well. Don't put oregano on it till done because the air flow will probably blow it off. Surprisingly, my tortilla was bunched up to the side of the pan because the air flow was so strong.
Once topped it kept shape and didn't budge. Pita Bread won't have that problem and will be puffy and more pizza like.
I love tortilla pizza and your pita bread idea sound like it's worth a try!

If you don't have an air fryer, here's how to do it using a cast iron skillet and a broiler. I recommend having all of the ingredients prepped and ready to go because the tortilla can burn easily if one takes too long assembling it.

Extra-Crispy Bar-Style Tortilla Pizza Recipe
 

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Did a tortilla pizza.
Lightly oil brushed Medium tortilla 360° 4 minutes
turn over put my seasoned crushed
tomato sauce on then fresh mushroom slices and mozzarella slices placed back only an additional 2 minutes perfectly browns and textures the toppings and cheese.
It doesn't puff up like quick oil frying the tortilla does but it's still a good quick pizza crust.
Probably would be great using the right brand of Pita bread as the pizza crust as well. Don't put oregano on it till done because the air flow will probably blow it off. Surprisingly, my tortilla was bunched up to the side of the pan because the air flow was so strong.
Once topped it kept shape and didn't budge. Pita Bread won't have that problem and will be puffy and more pizza like.
I love tortilla pizza and your pita bread idea sound like it's worth a try!

If you don't have an air fryer, here's how to do it using a cast iron skillet and a broiler. I recommend having all of the ingredients prepped and ready to go because the tortilla can burn easily if one takes too long assembling it.

Extra-Crispy Bar-Style Tortilla Pizza Recipe
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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