Air Fryer Oreos, Bacon, Air Fryer Wings, and Basil and Parmesan Salmon
Finally, we did it, a whole episode devoted to the air fryer. Truth be told, we were a bit skeptical about the whole thing. But after a couple bags of frozen snack foods, some air fried cookies, and a perfectly cooked salmon filet we were won over. We think an air fryer could be fantastic for the right kitchen and the right family.
Bring the State Fair right into your house with these treats. Not going to lie- these are sweet, sweet, sweet. But you could make a kid (or kid at heart) very happy with a batch.
- Make this a fun project with the kids. The crescent dough is easy to work with and forgiving for little hands.
- These treats don’t keep. Eat them while they’re hot!
We get it- a recipe for bacon seems silly. But air fried bacon was so simple and easy cleanup we had to include it.
- This is a recipe where the size of the air fryer matters. We used a 3.5 quart air fryer and had to make several batches. A bigger one could have done all of it in one go.
Can’t go wrong with chicken wings! The air fryer makes it mess free and quick. Toss in your favorite sauce for a game night favorite.
- Just like the bacon, the size of the basket makes a different. We used the multiple batches as a chance to try different sauces. Not a bad silver lining.
- Reaching into the hot basket can be tricky. Use your tongs or risk a burn.
Fish filets cook in a snap in the air fryer making healthy recipes even easier. Skinnytaste adds extra flavor with basil parmesan topping that gets brown and bubbly in minutes.
- Kate made this with one large filet and it took much longer to cook. An air fryer needs air circulation to work. Make this with several filets instead of one big one.
- We tried this with tilapia and it was delicious.
From the Smorgasbord:
We learned a lot about the air fryer. Here are a few things we figured out.
- Use tongs- the basket gets very hot and reaching in barehanded is ill advised.
- Make sure there’s plenty of space for air to circulate and the food to cook evenly and crisply.
- Size will matter. Smaller families or single folks could use a smaller, 3.5 quart size. Larger groups might want to look at the oven style or larger quarts.
- Look around in online marketplaces, like Facebook or Craigslist, for used and deeply discounted models.