Wednesday 13 March 2019

Book ~ "Good Housekeeping Air Fryer Cookbook: 70 Delicious Recipes" (2018) Susan Westmoreland

From Goodreads ~ Enjoy healthier, delicious versions of all your favorite foods with this introductory air fryer cookbook from Good Housekeeping.

Harnessing the power of circulating hot air, air frying allows you to roast, bake, and enjoy the taste and crunch of fried foods - but without as much oil or grease. Who better than Good Housekeeping to explain all the basics of using this trendy miracle machine? 

Home cooks will find 70 family-pleasing healthy recipes for favorite comfort food dishes, including Chicken Caprese, Rye-Crusted Pork Chops with Apple Slaw, Finger Lickin’ Fish Tacos, Jalapeño Poppers, and even French fries. Every recipe is triple tested in the Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen for guaranteed success every time. 

Gord and I received an air fryer as a Christmas gift in December.  We liked it so much that we bought a second one.  Since then, I've been looking for fun things to cook in it.

The content of this book includes an introduction about air fryers with tips such as not overcrowding your food, begin air-frying your food within minutes of tossing in the oil (I've been letting potatoes, for example, "marinate" in oil and spices for sometimes a half hour), converting a regular recipe into an air fryer recipe (reduce the the temperature by 25F), cleaning your air fryer, etc.

The air fryer cooking guide was handy.

The recipe sections are:
  • Apps & snacks
  • Main dishes
  • Side dishes
  • Sweets & desserts

There were lots of delicious sounding recipes that didn't sound too hard that I would like to try.  There are full-colour pictures accompanying some of the recipes (it would been nice to have a picture of all of them).  I read this book on my iPad and it wasn't formatted well for it ... recipes would be spread out sometimes over one to three pages (regardless if I read it horizontally or vertically).  Sometimes the title would be on the bottom of one page with the recipe following on one or two pages.

I liked that cooking times and nutrition (calories. amount of fat, protein, carbs, etc.) were provided.

Here is a sample recipe that had a picture ...

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