After getting the Philips Avance AirFryer, I think it is safe to say that my life has gotten a whole lot easier. With this one-stop machine that helps to fry, roast, grill or bake, I can whip up dishes faster! And of course, like the name suggests, AIR is the better & healthier way to fry!
I’ve had some friends and blog readers come up to tell me that they either got the AirFryer or were strongly motivated to get one after my earlier post. Well, in case you are still in two minds about it, let me share with you 7 NEW things you can cook with the Avance XL AirFryer:
This is a pretty obvious one. The AirFryer is pretty much MADE for cooking chicken. Think crispy skin and succulent flesh? Delicious and made with just a touch of oil! Often when I am pressed for time (or at a loss for ideas), I toss a couple of marinated chicken wings as an add-on for dinner. But don’t be limited to just chicken wings – try chicken drumsticks, chicken thighs, and just this week, I popped the entire chicken into the AirFryer. Yes, you read that right. One entire 1.5 kg free-range chicken, and it nestled nicely in the basket of the AirFryer.
The verdict: Tender moist and juicy on the inside, and crispy skin on the outside!
I’ve also tried a variety of marinades – from Chinese-style (oyster sauce, soya sauce and sesame oil) to western (barbeque sauce) – and all has yielded the same juicy-inside-crispy-outside results!
Slice it, cut it, cook it whole – potato is my rediscovered love. Potatoes go so well with the AirFryer as well. Get a pack of frozen French fries (I love the beer battered ones) or make your own – either way, simply pop them into the AirFryer and be ready for crunchy chips in 20 minutes time.
Tip: Make sure to “toss” your French fries halfway through the cooking time to ensure it gets cooked evenly. And if you are making your own French fries, try parboiling the potatoes before you fry them!
I threw this dish together because my kids love the cooked tuna maki sushi, and they can each devour six of those in a single seating – each! Check out Xav’s excited look! The best thing about patties is that you can sneak in veggies and children will still excitedly chow down the food! And don’t limit yourself to just tuna – you can substitute with beef or chicken or pork or salmon – or even crab meat!
The recipe for the tuna & mushroom patties can be found here.
I have a love for eggs. Hard boiled, soft boiled, poached, scrambled, sunny side up or simply added into my instant ramen noodles, it is heavenly to me.
And I cannot cook eggs. I mean, I have tried. Oh, I have tried. And I have failed miserably. I have not mastered the art of a good omelette.
And no, I haven’t cooked an omelette with the AirFryer. But I have done this:
My very first baked eggs – and it was a success! I was so stoked by this, because I can finally enjoy some yummy eggs for breakfast without paying expensive café prices.
The recipe for the air-baked eggs can be found here.
#5: Fish & other seafood
For this, I got to admit, I haven’t been too adventurous. I’ve fried a mackerel, some salmon and grilled some prawns but that is about it. Yes, the fish turned out lovely and the prawns succulent, but honestly when I read how this fellow Singaporean blogger mom cooked up a true seafood feast, I wanted to first take my sad-looking mackerel slice (in comparison) to the corner to hide. And then my next reaction was in trying to convince the hubby to drive me to the Sydney Fish Market for some serious seafood shopping! Clams, mussels, fish, crayfish – all possible with the AirFryer!
#6: Spam fries
Okay, this is unhealthy. Skip on to the next point if you must.
Still here? You must love spam. Or luncheon meat, as it is more commonly known in Singapore. Whatever you call it, this is something that is so sinfully sinful and deliciously so.
I’ve tried spam fries in some restaurants before. Total love. But don’t just take my word for it. Try it for yourself by cutting the spam into long strips, popping into the AirFryer and get ready to demolish them as they come out. Best, be sure to have some plum powder and dust some over the spam fries for a more complete gastronomical experience.
#7: Roasting corn
I did confess being a busy lazy busy cook yeah? Well, one way I cut back on cooking and clean up time is to use as little “new” appliances as I can. Which means I try to use the same saucepan or the same wok whenever I cook. So that I don’t need to wash up so much after dinner. Yes, I have a dishwasher, but that too has its limits.
So when I use the AirFryer to make say a roast chicken and French fries, I also try to incorporate some veggies. A nice (and easy – cos I am all about easy cooking) complement would usually be roasted corn on the cob – which is the hubby’s favourite. I wrap a piece of sweetcorn in aluminium foil, and cook at 180°C for 20 minutes. Serve with butter and you are good to go!
Well, as I am learning more about my Philips Avance AirFryer and experimenting more dishes to test on feed the kids, and there is so so much more I have yet to explore. Baking is one! I have a few cake and muffin recipes that I am waiting for Jay to start his school holidays to do with him, and will post those up soon as well.
A good resource for tips and recipes is the I Love Philips AirFryer Facebook group! I’ve been so, so inspired by the numerous recipes, and I think you will be too!
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Disclaimer: This is the last of a 2-part sponsored conversation with Philips Singapore. All opinions stated are entirely my own.