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Air Fryer Cookbook

127 Tasty Air Fryer Recipes for Healthy Meals

Jan Morgan

Copyright © 2016 Jan Morgan

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Table Of Content


What Is An Air Fryer?

Why Use It

Basic Parts, Accessories & Their Importance

Tips For Usage




Beef And Other Meats








What Is An Air Fryer?

An air fryer is a modern kitchen appliance that cooks food by circulating very hot air around it instead of using oil. It offers a low-fat version of foods that would traditionally be cooked in a deep fryer. Consequently, generally unhealthy foods such as French fries, fried chicken, and onion rings are cooked with no oil or up to 80 percent less fat content compared to conventional cooking methods. The Air Fryer provides healthier fried foods and meals, enabling you to be rid of the calories that come with eating fried foods while still giving you that crunchiness, texture and quality that you desire.

This household appliance works by circulating very hot air (up to 400°F) evenly and quickly around a food ingredient that is placed in an enclosed space. The heat makes the food ingredient crispy and dry on the outside but soft and moist on the inside. The airfryer can be used on pretty much everything. Besides frying, you can grill, bake and roast. Its variety of cooking options makes it easier to prepare any kind of meal at any time of the day.

Why Use It

Low-Fat Meals: Unarguably, the most essential benefit of the air fryer is its use of hot-air circulation to cook food ingredients from all angles, thereby eliminating the need for oil usage. This makes it possible for people on low fat diet to comfortably prepare delightfully healthy meals.

Healthier Foods& Environment:: Airfryers are designed to function without fattening oils and to produce healthier foods with up to 80 percent less fat. This makes it easier to lose weight because you can still eat your fried dishes while conserving the calories and saturated fat. Making that switch to a healthier life is more achievable by using this appliance. Your home is also rid of the aroma that comes with deep fried foods that often stays around the atmosphere even several hours after deep frying.

Multipurpose Use: The airfryer enables you to multitask as it can prepare multiple dishes at once. It is your all-in-one appliance that can grill, bake, fry and roast those dishes that you love! You no longer need multiple appliances for various jobs. It is capable of doing other jobs separate appliances will do. It can grill meat, roast veggies and bake pastries. It serves as an effective substitution for your oven, deep fryer and stovetop.

Extremely Safe: Remember how extra careful you have to be when throwing chicken or some other ingredients into the deep fryer? You want to ensure that the hot oil does not spill and burn your skin since it’s always very hot. With your airfryer, you wouldn’t need to worry about brunt skin from hot oil spillage. It does all the frying and is completely safe. Nevertheless, use cooking gloves while repositioning your fryer to avoid hazards from the heat. Additionally, keep your air fryer out of children’s reach.

Easy Clean Up: The Air Fryer leaves no grease and therefore no mess. Clean-up time is enjoyable since there oils spills to clean on walls and floors, and no scrapping or scrubbing of pans. There is no need to spend time ensuring that everything is squeaky clean. The Air fryer parts are made of non-stick material which prevents food from sticking to surfaces, thereby making it hard to clean. These parts are easy to clean and maintain. They are removable and dishwasher-safe as well.

Save Valuable Time: People who are on tight schedules can make use of the speediness of the air fryer to make delicious meals. For instances, you can make French fries in less than 15 minutes and bake a cake within 25 minutes. Within minutes too, you can enjoy crispy chicken tenders or golden fries. If you are always on the go, the air fryer is just right for you because you will spend less time in the kitchen. It enables you to manage your hectic and busy daily life, making your day more manageable.

Basic Parts, Accessories & Their Importance

Prepare your ingredients and put it into the basket and then set your timer. The hot air goes to work and when its work is complete, the timer goes off with a ding sound, indicating that that your food is done. You may even check your food to see how it’s progressing without disrupting the set time. Once you pull out the pan, the fryer will pause; when you place back the pan, heating will resume.

The Airfryer is a straightforward appliance, with no assembling required and no complications. It consist of three main items; the cooking basket, the pan and the main fryer unit.

The Cooking Basket is where you put your food. It has a basket handle where you place your hand when handling the appliance and cooked food to prevent burns or injuries when the airfryer is turned on. The basket fits perfectly into the pan. The Pan collects the food remnants and excess oil and fits perfectly into the airfryer& then we have The Main Fryer Unit which consists of many parts. There are other handy parts that include rack, double grill layer, basket and food separators that make it possible to prepare multiple dishes at once.

Tips For Usage

Keep It Dry: Pat dry foods before cooking, especially marinated foods. Doing this will prevent excess smoke and splattering. Foods that contain high fat content such as chicken breast and wings usually deposit fat when cooking. Consequently, make sure you empty the deposited fat from the bottom of the airfryer once in a while.

Space Your Foods: Overcrowding is a no- no with the airfryer. If you want your foods to cook well, give it plenty of space so that air can circulate well. You want to enjoy the crispiness of your meals, right? Overcrowding prevents air from circulating over the foods. So be sure to space foods out.

Shake Foods Around: Open the Air Fryer every few minutes of cooking and shake around foods in the basket. Chips, French fries and other smaller foods can compress but shaking around prevents that. Rotate foods every 5 to 10 minutes to enable them cook and shape well.

Spray Foods. You will need your cooking spray when using your airfryer as it helps to prevent foods from sticking to the basket. Spray foods lightly or you could just add a little bit of oil.

Cook in Batches: The airfyer has small cooking capacity. If you are cooking for a large number of people, you will have to cook in batches.

Preheat air fryer when it has not been used for a while. Preheat for 3-5 minutes to allow it heat up properly.

Now you can use your air fryer to prepare the carefully selected healthy and tasty recipes below. Simply follow the instructions and enjoy well-balanced meals for you and your family.


Quick N Easy AirFried Scrambled Egg

Preparation: 2 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Servings: 2


2 eggs

¾ tablespoon unsalted butter

Pepper and salt to taste

Tomatoes, mushroom or cheese (optional)


1. Whisk eggs into a bowl. Preheat airfryer at 140°F for about 5 minutes.

2. Melt the butter in the preheated airfryer, tilting pan to spread out evenly.

3. Now, pour the egg into the airfryer at 140°F for 10 minutes. Add your other ingredients such as tomatoes, mushroom and cheese, if using.

4. Whisk continuously every few minutes until fluffy and yellow.

5. Serve egg, topped on toast and enjoyed with milk.

Extra Crunchy Breakfast Casserole

Preparation: 2 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Servings: 3-4


4 eggs

6 ounces of raw sweet sausage, remove from the casings

½ cup bread crumbs

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Pinch salt and pepper


1. Preheat the airfryer to 350°F. Cook the raw sausage for 10 minutes on medium-to-high heat, breaking it up with a wooden spoon to prevent clumping. Remove and set aside.

2. Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl, until light and fluffy. Stir in half of the bread crumbs, half of the cheese, the cooked sausage meat, salt and pepper. Pour into a baking dish and sprinkle the remaining bread crumbs and shredded cheese on top.

3. Place the baking dish in the air-fryer basket, set the timer for 20 minutes. Remove, serve and enjoy!

Parmesan & Pesto Twists

Preparation: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Servings: 4


12 ounces of packed butter puff pastry

1.8 ounces of cream cheese

3 teaspoons of flour

¼ cup of basil pesto

1 egg, whisked

1.8 ounces of grated Parmesan cheese


1. Preheat your airfryer to 460°F.

2. Spread flour on a surface lightly and roll the butter puff pastry into a rectangular shape.

3. Divide into 2 from the middle and spread the pesto and cream cheese on one half and place the other half on top.

4. Cut the sandwich into 2 from the middle, then cut each rectangular piece into 0.4" thick strips.

5. Twist the strips, pull slightly to make longer. Using a pastry brush, coat the twists with the egg and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

6. Put into Airfryer until it is risen and golden for about 25 minutes.

Air Fried French Toast

Preparation: 4 minutes

Cooking time: 6 minutes

Servings: 4


2 slices of sourdough bread

3 eggs

1 tablespoon of butter

1 teaspoon of liquid vanilla

3 teaspoons of honey

2 tablespoons of Greek yogurt



1. Preheat the air fryer to 356°F.

2. Pour the vanilla in the eggs and whisk to mix. Spread the butter on all sides of the bread and soak in the eggs to absorb.

3. Put the bread into the airfryer basket and cook for 3 minutes Turn the bread over and cook for another 3 minutes.

4. Transfer to a place, top with yogurt and berries with a sprinkle of honey.

Wheat &Seed Bread

Preparation: 70 minutes

Cooking time: 18 minutes

Servings: 4


3½ ounces of flour

1 teaspoon of yeast

1 teaspoon of salt

3½ ounces of wheat flour

¼ cup of pumpkin seeds


1. Mix the wheat flour, yeast, salt, seeds and the plain flour together in a large bowl. Stir in ¾ cup of lukewarm water, and keep stirring until dough becomes soft.

2. Knead for another 5 minutes until the dough becomes elastic and smooth. Mold into a ball and cover with a plastic bag. Set aside for 30 minutes for it to rise.

3. Heat your airfryer to 392°F.

4. Transfer the dough into a small pizza pan and place in the airfryer. Bake for 18 minutes until golden. Remove and place on a wire rack to cool.

Croissant With Ham, Mushroom And Egg

Preparation: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 8 minutes

Servings: 1


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