A few weeks ago I received the Philips Airfryer to review and while I was excited about being able to enjoy crispy fried food without all the fat, I have to admit that I was pretty sceptical it could compare to my traditional deep fryer. Then I heard from readers about how much they loved the Airfryer and I started to believe that tasty deep-fried taste without tons of fat really might be possible.
After just a few uses, I was sold. The Airfryer uses cycling hot air to crisp up foods without the need to submerge them in oil and the results really are amazing. I’ve found that the Airfryer works best for foods that already have oil added to them in some form. Popcorn chicken, store-bought spring rolls and frozen French fries have all cooked beautifully in the Airfryer with no added oil at all. Even better, because of the basket’s mesh design, the foods actually lose some of their added oil while cooking!
I’ve been having a great time whipping up some of my favourite treats using the Airfryer and so last weekend, I decided to make one of my favourite indulgent deep-fryer recipes for supper: Messy Fries. These loaded poutine-style fries used to be one of the top menu items at the local bar when I was younger and I loved them so much that I started making my own version at home. A plate of fries loaded with chopped lettuce, tomato, green onion, two kinds of cheese and gravy, they certainly live up to their name! But with the Airfryer, I was able to eliminate a whole bunch of added fat when enjoying this treat! [Read more…]