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wife got me an air fryer for fathers day. Anyone have any tips or recipe suggestions.

 

I currently have some perch fillets thawing that I hope to cook up. I know this may take a little longer to cook but looking forward to not having to drown stuff in oil.

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I got one last year to replace my deep fat fryer for wings. They work nice but don't expect it to be just like a deep fryer. 

 

The model I bought had an issue in that the basket got rusty. I called CS for the company and they sent a new basket that also rusted right away. I started to use aluminum foil to protect the food from the rust and the company was going to send me a new fryer but they had the same basket so I just decided to skip replacing it and write off as a loss. To replace that I bought one of those clear domed Nu Wave cookers which does essentially the same thing but it has more capacity for whole chickens etc.

 

As far as time- It takes about 15-17 minutes to cook a dozen or so wings from frozen to done which is actually less time than it takes to heat up the oil in a fryer which was usually and 10 to heat and 10-12 to cook. Not sure how fish etc compares.

 

I have a spray can of olive oil that I spray on the food that helps make it closer to oil cooking.

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I have 2 of them. A large one and a smaller one. One at the lake and one here at home. They make excellent FF,tator tots, onion rings, mozz sticks, chicken,etc.

For fish.....the best breading for fish for us is the oven bake from Shore Lunch. 

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4 hours ago, eyeguy 54 said:

I like to drown my fish in oil :)

 

me to. fish just gotta be wet!!!!!!!!!!!:grin:

5 hours ago, Mike89 said:

I have the Nu-wave too.  I like it, no oil.  just use the instructions for a guide and go for it.

mikey.............mcdonalds doesn't use them!!!!!!!!:P:grin:

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11 hours ago, smurfy said:

me to. fish just gotta be wet!!!!!!!!!!!:grin:

mikey.............mcdonalds doesn't use them!!!!!!!!:P:grin:

  I leave places like that to you smurf!!!  I couldn't tell ya the last time I was in one of those places!!!

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3 hours ago, eyeguy 54 said:

not wet if done right smurphy:):) 

I would be interested in the air fryer but would have to have a couple meals before buying one. 

OK smartypants:cry::crazy:...........let me explain..........the oil is wet!!!!!!!!!!!!!:grin:

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4 hours ago, eyeguy 54 said:

 I would be interested in the air fryer but would have to have a couple meals before buying one.

 

Me too, the Doc said to lay off the deep fry but I have a hard time wrapping my head around air fried fish and chicken? :(

Someone make eyeguy54 and I a dinner so we can compare. Before buying! :lol:

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20 hours ago, KEN W said:

I have 2 of them. A large one and a smaller one. One at the lake and one here at home. They make excellent FF,tator tots, onion rings, mozz sticks, chicken,etc.

For fish.....the best breading for fish for us is the oven bake from Shore Lunch. 

Just bought one a month back. The wife doesn't like the smell of the deep fat fryer in her kitchen, so we got this for the normal freezer foods (as stated above). It tastes a hell of a lot better than trying to make stuff in the oven. Fish and such gets made out the in garage or on the grill side burner.

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Well I cooked up some perch tonight for dinner. Squirt of lemon then dipped in egg and then coated some in bread crumbs and some in crushed tortilla chips. Did not add any oil.

 

Cooked at 350 for 15 mins. I turned it up to 400 for the last 2-3mins and it probably didn't need it.

 

turned out pretty good may take a little bit to get it dialed in but I was happy with results. Quick easy and painless. cooked it inside and it didn't  heat up or make kitchen warm and  best of all no smell.

 

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Made some frozen Arby's fries tonight and wow they were great. I would be sold just on the fries alone in this thing.

 

11mins cooked frozen, better and quicker than the drive thru lol

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Tysons chicken tender, Top sirloin steak, pork chop, burgers seasoned to taste - crispy crowns, tutor tots, fries - beer batter shore lunch Walleye, Crappie all better than deep fryer, oven or gas grill. Just do potato first & keep hot in oven at 250. Even Spam is better than pan fryed but if your under 40 you may not have a clue about Spam.

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12 hours ago, papadarv said:

Tysons chicken tender, Top sirloin steak, pork chop, burgers seasoned to taste - crispy crowns, tutor tots, fries - beer batter shore lunch Walleye, Crappie all better than deep fryer, oven or gas grill. Just do potato first & keep hot in oven at 250. Even Spam is better than pan fryed but if your under 40 you may not have a clue about Spam.

 

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