Sunday 24 March 2019

Book ~ "The Air Fryer Cookbook: Deep-Fried Flavor Without All the Fat – No Oil, No Mess, No Fear!" (2016) Todd English

From Goodreads ~ Air fryers are hot new kitchen appliances that use forced hot air to "fry" foods without oil. 

This is a huge boon to home cooks who love the flavor and texture of deep-fried foods, but hate the fat, calories, mess, and danger that accompany frying foods in a vat of hot oil.

Gord and I received an air fryer as a Christmas gift in December.  We liked it so much that we bought a second one.

This book started with how to use your air fryer with the basics, safety tips, taking care of your air fryer and cooking tips.

The recipe sections are:
  • Appetizers and small bites
  • Main dishes
  • Spectacular sides
  • Chips and fries
  • Desserts baked on air
  • Sauces and homemade ingredients

There were lots of delicious sounding recipes that didn't sound too hard that I would like to try.  It would have been nice if there was a picture included for all the recipes rather than just a handful.

I liked that there was a handy quick reference cooking chart.

It would have been nice if prep times, cooking times and nutrition (calories, amount of fat, protein, carbs, etc.) had been included with the recipes.

I read this book on my iPad and I found that it wasn't formatted well for it.  Regardless of whether I held my iPad horizontally or vertically, the recipes sprawled over different pages ... it would have been nice if all the information was viewable on the screen rather than being cut off to another page (I wasn't able to reduce the font size to make it fit).

Here is a sample recipe for Honey-Garlic Wings that had an accompanying picture.

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