Do you love chips but hate the calories they pile on? You can now cook them using nothing but thin air! (and a little bit of oil…)
The air fryer cooks your food by circulating piping hot air around an appliance. The air is heated to 200 degrees Celsius and quickly cooks the outside of your food – which makes it perfect for getting chips that are crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside.
While a small amount of oil has to be used at the start it’s much less than in a conventional deep fat fryer. And you’ll always add fresh oil, rather than reusing some that has already been used for cooking.
Typically food cooked with an air fryer contains 80 percent less fat and you can also use these appliances to prepare numerous kinds of food – from vegetables to meat and more. And with significantly less oil the fryer is simple and quick to clean, and most are dishwasher safe.
Here’s a video comparing an air fryer with a conventional fryer.
There are a range of air fryers available – varying in price and also in the volume of food they can handle. If you’re planning on feeding a large number of people regularly with perfectly cooked, healthy chips then make sure to get the biggest one you can.
In Short: In this article we’re taking a look at the phenomenon of air fryers which promise to cook perfect chips without all the calories!