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Air Frying with Beerenberg

Air Fryers have become all the rage and here at Beerenberg we’ve jumped on the Air Fryer train. We’re excited to share with you some of our favourite Air Fryer recipes featuring Beerenberg’s delicious Meal Bases, Slow Cooker Sauces, and Jam!

An Air Fryer is a simple cooking solution to suit our increasingly busy and demanding lifestyles. These user-friendly, time-saving appliances utilise rapid hot air technology to cook food faster, with less or no oil.

Research shows that air fryers are more energy efficient than using an oven and that means savings on energy bills. They are healthier than deep frying or using an oil-soaked frying pan so there are some health benefits too.

Think air fryers are just for cooking frozen chips, nuggets, and other junk foods? Think again! 

Air Fryers can be used for roasting and grilling meats, vegetables, and even cakes and desserts.

Spicy Cauliflower Popcorn

When buying an Air Fryer make sure you look for the below:

  • A durable non-stick coating
  • A large basket that is perforated 
  • Digital controls, which are more accurate than dials 
  • A clear indicator and preheat light
  • An easy-to-clean exterior and interior

To make life simple, we’ve done some research and found a great list of Air Fryer Ideas Tips & Tricks:

Preheat before you begin
Just like an oven, your air fryer works best when it’s hot before you add your food. Think of your air fryer like a little oven. If yours doesn't have a preheat feature, allow it to warm up for 3-5 minutes before you begin cooking.

A little bit of oil
To help prevent any sticking it’s best to spray a little bit of oil in the bottom of the basket. You could use a cooking spray, butter or a little bit of olive oil – and remember a little goes a long way.

Don't crowd the basket
If you have a lot to cook, make sure you cook it in batches! If your food is overlapping because you’re trying to squeeze too much into your basket, you may find the result is an undercooked soggy mess.

If you want it crispy, give it a shake or flip
If you’re cooking something you want crispy like hot chips or chicken wings, it’s best to flip them or shake the basket half way through cooking. This will help them crisp nice and evenly.

Invest in accessories
Air Fryer accessories will help your creativity soar when it comes to cooking with your AirFryer and can also make your life so easy! At Beerenberg we absolutely love air fryer liners – they’re perfect for making clean up a breeze!

Have Fun & Experiment
We think this tip is the most important - don’t limit yourself to chips and nuggets. The more you experiment with your AirFryer the better you’ll get and in no time you’ll be creating winning recipes everyone will love.

To get you started we’ve listed our latest Air Fryer recipes below, all featuring delicious Beerenberg products.

All recipes have been created by our This Long Weekend Cookbook Chef and recipe creator, Chris Stephan.

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