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VeganOstomy
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11/06/2019 12:22 pm  

So, we replaced our old toaster oven with an air fryer oven. I just made a small batch of home fries and wow, I'm pretty impressed! 

Do any of you have an air fryer? Any tips to share? 

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11/06/2019 12:54 pm  

Don’t own one but it’s on my shopping list. My Mun-in-law has one and it’s pretty awesome. I have heard her say don’t over crowd the basket. Work in small batches 

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12/06/2019 7:58 am  

Hubby loves using his.  Fries are his favorite as well as reheating.

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13/06/2019 9:02 am  

Yes, I got one for Christmas and love it. I have made chicken fried tofu, fries, vegan mini corn dogs and fried okra are some of my regular things. I did buy an air fryer cookbook for a jumping off place but mostly just trying things that are usually fried and I just check them to see how they are browning. It definitely cooks faster so that is great for lunch meals. I have found that some things do better if I spray them with spray olive oil, but not all things require it. Good luck. 

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13/06/2019 10:55 am  
Posted by: Awc19

I have made chicken fried tofu, fries, vegan mini corn dogs and fried okra are some of my regular things. I did buy an air fryer cookbook for a jumping off place but mostly just trying things that are usually fried and I just check them to see how they are browning

I really never eat fried food, so this will be a journey of discovery! But we've been air frying tofu and they turn out pretty great!

I have found that some things do better if I spray them with spray olive oil, but not all things require it. Good luck. 

I was wondering if an oil sprayer might be worth getting. I've just been brushing oil on for now. 

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13/06/2019 11:05 am  

I have been using a low fat sunflower oil for cooking lately. It comes in a spray pump bottle. It’s got all the flavour but only 1 calorie per spray. Am sure you guys will have something similar across the pond 

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13/06/2019 5:34 pm  

John, what is LOW fat oil? more or less all oils and fats are 100cal per tablespoon, sorry, offhand I do not know the metric equivalent .     

what are you really saving health wise with this? maybe just walk an extra 100yds per day.

doesn't the food sit suspended on a wire mesh? why use oil to begin with then?


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13/06/2019 9:15 pm  
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John, what is LOW fat oil?

I'm guessing the oil isn't actually lower in fat, but spraying it on means you can use much less, thus adding much less fat to your meal. 

I've seen olive oil in a spray form, but I also got a sprayer through Pampered Chef where you put your own oil in and the pump it a couple times to pressurize it so you can spray it. I've also gotten salad dressing in a pump bottle so you can get it spread well on your salad without using too much. 


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13/06/2019 9:27 pm  

Dogtalkerer, it is not so much a "low fat" oil but an oil that is easier for the body to metabolize and not store up in your veins and clog your arteries.  This is when Olive Oil came in.  It has all the good cholesterol in it.  Like avocados do. Keep in mind, everything in moderation.  You can add herbs and spices to anything you make to juice up the flavor.  If you wish, you can do the same to flavor oils. Start out with small amounts and write down what you used then you can add or not, to it to get the flavors your after, like and want to repeat.  I believe the whole thing behind this appliance is to get the same "deep fried" result, using so much less oil or grease.  Grease will solidify at room temperature, and oils will not. Vegetable oils are always easier on the body.  Lard is made from animal fats. Tho flavorful, frying eggs in bacon grease is not very good for you, nor is it to add to salad dressings. It solidifies.  Oils mostly will not.  Try and learn about the HDL and LDL Chlesterol.  Usually if someone has stints in the veins it is because they are clogged with cholesterol.  Like plaque on your teeth.

Eric, using an Oil sprayer you can fill, will allow you to buy in a bulk and add flavors, verses what you will get in a spray can. But you can buy a variety of ready canned spray oil if your in the right stores.  I do not fry a lot at all, but this is the one gadget I would get.  I make my own deep fried Zucchini in the oven, but I give it a quick spray with an oil and then bake. The spray of oil adds a nicer browning. Tip...if you coat something in Pancho bread crumbs, crush them further, they coat better.  Also you can add some shake and bake if you want that flavor. I hope you all enjoy your new machines. Have fun!

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14/06/2019 3:53 am  

Cheers Linda, that’s well explained. What these sprays are is simply a blend of sunflower, olive oils or rape seed. By spraying it’s possible to use 95% less than pouring or brushing. Its like the concept of the air Fryers not dipping the food in the oil. I have dug up pipes at work which oil And fat has been poured down and it’s an unpleasant mess. It does the same inside us. 

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14/06/2019 12:02 pm  

Linda,

I do not like making a habit of assuming people meant to say what they didn't.  for me assuming low fat is suppose to read as low cholesterol is only guessing.  thats why I posted the question.

I do seem to recall years ago there was a "low fat" oil on the market, but it got pulled from what I can remember.  low fat everything is common place these day, odd that so many people are so fat with all this low fat stuff on the market?


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14/06/2019 7:23 pm  

Dogtalker,  I totally get it.  My Dad used to say to assume something only makes an  ass(out of)u(and)me - assume. Good questions are good questions and fats are fats, liquid for or not. some are harder on the body the others. Moderation is the key to everything we eat.  I love a "big" plate of salad and fresh veggies, but the consequences are pretty immense if I do eat it.  So I eat a smaller amount thus contributing less to the issues I receive from it. The same goes for the amount of salad dressing one uses.  One can eat until they are full or beyond, or just until they are satisfied.  It is all in the way we absorb it into our systems and thank goodness science has so many more ways to prove the affects such things have on our bodies. I think all around it comes down to "choices".  We do have the benefit of the Food and Health Administration that seem to be taking more of a hard core watch on false advertising  and on making sure labels are well defined for the benefit of better choices. 

 

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14/06/2019 7:28 pm  

Also, Cholesterol is  waxy substance produced by "the liver".  In our body it will line the walls of our arteries and cause all its own damage.

Linda


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21/06/2019 11:50 am  

We are on our second air fryer this one with a rotisserie . Have made chicken breast with the rotisserie comes out great ! Also good for hamburgers , fries , mozzarella sticks and grilled cheese . Have even done a cake in it . You can do just about anything in them .

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22/06/2019 11:39 am  

Hi Robert, Glad your back. I had looked into this appliance when they were first available. They have a great reputation. As far as kitchen gadgets go, this is one I will treat myself to one day. I loved reading the reviews on it here especially.  It makes for a healthier alternative. Nice to know there's a rotisserie available  too. Thanks everyone.

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