We’re all looking for practical, cost-effective recipes we can create in the kitchen to save us time and money, but did you know that with an air fryer you can quickly (and deliciously!) prepare sensational appetizers for your next holiday gathering?
Air fryers are not only an inexpensive device to expand the arsenal of your kitchen, but they also cook your food dishes perfectly in just a few minutes. If you have never tried one, they are easy to use and clean!
How can you use an air fryer to prepare appetizers for your parties and special occasions? The good news is air fryers are the perfect appliance for parties. Here is a summary of why I find air fryers useful for entertaining:
Small Occupied Space
An air fryer is a small appliance, similar in size to a toaster. This also means that it can be packed and stored away when you aren’t actively using it.
An air fryer is so much smaller than your oven and can both cook your ingredients faster and circulate the flavors of your recipe to seal in moisture and spices, leaving your end result juicy and spicy.
I don’t know if you’ve ever been splashed with frying fat, but it’s not the most pleasant thing you experience when you quickly prepare appetizers for your guests. The air fryer is a comparatively low-risk device.
Each deep fryer has a basket with perforated sieves on the bottom, which allows excess fat to be removed from the ingredients and provides enough air circulation to cook food faster and keep everything tasty.
You don’t have to use a whole vat of oil like a standard deep fryer to fry amazing foods in your air fryer. Just a spritz is enough to coat the ingredients so that nothing starts to burn. I put my oils in a hand-held water spritzer, which is traditionally used to water plants, and spray my food when cooking. Avocado oil is an excellent healthy alternative oil that can be used regularly and has a high smoke point (320-500 ° F), so it works well in an air fryer.
Practical Personal Use
Here are just a few ideas on how to use your fryer for convenient daily lunch and dinner ideas to streamline your life.
- Poultry or fish (as they have the tendency to dry out easily);
- Spicy pickles lightly battered.
- Sweet potato chips;
- And even frozen pizza in air fryer.
Ideas for Your Holiday Party
As I mentioned earlier, an air fryer is the perfect device for the holiday season (or any special occasion). The following are appetizers that cope well with this heat method and are big crowd pleasers!
- Tater tots
- Coconut shrimp
- Egg rolls
- Stuffed mushrooms
- Chicken taquitos
- Mozzarella sticks
There you have it, folks! A breakdown of why an air fryer should be added to your kitchen inventory and some appetizer ideas that fit incredibly well with your holiday plans.