After my auntie shared the food she cooked using her air fryer I was very inspired. So last weekend I bought a few ingredients to experiment.
This here is my air fryer. It's a small one and the basket can fit food for one or two persons. If I wanted to cook more, I would have to do it in batches.
To complement the use of this air fryer, I also bought an oil spray bottle so that I can spray oil on the food that is to be cooked. You have to put some oil on your ingredients so that it won't be too dry and also to add flavor and to assist in browning.
Of course you can buy those oil in spray cans that are available at the supermarket but I have learnt that those contain extra ingredients in the form of chemicals which act as propellants. I don't think I want to consume that.
First up, I tried a steak. Just because I saw it done on Youtube.
Although the steak turned out juicy and tender, in terms of taste, you can't beat the searing of a hot cast iron pan.
The roasted potatoes fared better.
They could have been more crispy. I have to adjust the temperature and timing. But I am happy because I can roast just a small portion of potatoes.
Next up, chicken wings, marinated in Moroccan seasoning.
I also attempted a turmeric roasted cauliflower that also turned out quite well, although it does not look so good in the photo.
Nope, Girl didn't get to eat this because I marinated the chicken legs with Gochujang (+ soy sauce + oyster sauce).
The last thing I cooked was brinjals marinated with turmeric powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. I tossed the brinjal slices in oil first and seeing that brinjals absorb oil like a sponge, I also sprayed them with a little oil.
Ironically, I did not make any (air) fried chicken but I will be trying that this weekend. I am quite pleased with the air fryer as it is quite practical when roasting/grilling small amounts of food. My auntie told me that it is also great for heating up food.
Cleaning is easy. I lined the bottom of the outer basket with aluminum foil so that it can catch any oil and drippings. As for the inner basket, it is non-stick but I spray it with oil first before putting any food in it. So any residue from the food washes off very easily