Let’s be honest, using an air fryer is a pretty impressive trick in itself. These state-of-the-art machines save time, space and even save you energy – both yours and your power bill!
They’re an impressive time saver too. Especially helpful with hangry kids! Forget waiting for the oven to heat up. How about instant, consistent cooking at the press of a button? Sound too good?
Well, it’s not! Here’s a bunch of other clever air fryer recipes to help you create fast, healthier snacks and meals for your busy family!
RECIPE: French Toast Sticks Recipe
- 4 pieces of sliced bread – whatever kind and thickness desired
- 2 tbsp approximately of soft butter or margarine for buttering bread
- 2 eggs gently beaten
- ground cloves
- icing sugar and/or maple syrup for garnish and serving
- Preheat Philips Airfryer to 180° Celsius
- In a bowl, gently beat together two eggs, a sprinkle of salt, a few heavy shakes of cinnamon, and small pinches of both nutmeg and ground cloves
- Butter both sides of bread slices and cut into strips
- Dredge each strip in the egg mixture and arrange in Philips Airfryer (you will have to cook in two batches)
- After 2 minutes of cooking, pause the Philips Airfryer, take out the pan, making sure you place the pan on a heat safe surface, and spray the bread with cooking spray
- Once you have generously coated the strips, flip and spray the second side as well
- Return pan to fryer and cook for 4 more minutes, checking after a couple minutes to ensure they are cooking evenly and not burning
- When egg is cooked and bread is golden brown, remove from Philips Airfryer and serve immediately.
- To garnish and serve, sprinkle with icing sugar, top with whip cream, drizzle with maple syrup, or serve with a small bowl of syrup for dipping
Regardless of what you call it – egg in a hole or toad in a hole, you can fry eggs in the Philips Airfryer without flipping, dirtying frying pans or turning the stove top on with the help of a cake tin. An eggcellent, wholesome breakfast choice.
For families who are hurried out the door in the morning, breakfast muffins and wraps are a cinch in the air fryer and done quicker than you can say eat your breakfast! Use silicone cups to form savoury muffins or use a flat bread to encase an egg, ham and cheese to make an impressive brekkie wrap for the school/work commute when there’s just not enough time to sit and eat before leaving.
Forget roasting or baking potatoes for the better part of an hour with all the fussing of turning and poking constantly. Pop those spuds in the Philips Airfryer basket, set your temperature and your timer and let the air fryer do all the work with perfectly crunchy results in less than half the time – and all from your bench top Philips Airfryer!
A childhood favourite, corn on the cob is so quick and easy in the Philips Airfryer. Just 10 minutes and you have a delicious after school snack or super side dish ready for a smattering of butter before devouring.
Dress up veggies to get them over the “just try it” line. Kids don’t like cauliflower? Try dipping florets into whisked egg and rolling them in a mix of panko crumbs and parmesan cheese for a delicious, crunchy version.
RECIPE: Roasted Seasonal Vegetables in 20 Minutes – Healthy, Quick and Fun!
An easy, super quick recipe for individual potato bakes is to slice potatoes wafer thin and stack them in individual ramekins to about 3/4 full. Mix equal parts cream and milk together in a jug and season with salt, pepper and a pinch of ground nutmeg. Put the ramekins in the Philips Airfryer basket and carefully pour the cream mixture over the top of each potato filled ramekin. Top with grated cheese. Set the Philips Airfryer to 190°C and cook for 15 minutes. Voila, potato bake done in a FLASH!
RECIPE: Rotisserie Style BBQ Chicken
My favourite of them all, is getting succulent, tender roast chicken on the table in an easy breezy 40 minutes. You don’t even need to preheat the air fryer, just pop it in and turn it on! It’s Philips Airfryer wizardry at its greatest. Here’s the recipe I use for BBQ rotisserie style roast chicken.
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
1.4 kg plain roast chicken (or smaller)
1 teaspoon oil
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cumin
2 teaspoons paprika
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon salt
fresh grind black pepper
zest of half a lemon
1. Mix together all the ingredients for the BBQ rub and set aside.
2. Place the chicken in a large bowl and massage with the oil, front and back. Tip the spice rub over the chicken and rub all over, coating the entire surface.
3. Place the chicken in the Philips Airfryer basket, breast side up, tucking the wings in so they don’t poke up.
4. Simply turn the quick dial to select the Roast pre-set mode (180°C) and set the timer to 40 minutes. Press start and that’s it – let the Philips Airfryer work its magic!
Note: smaller chickens may require less time.
My favourite hack is to keep a roll of cookie dough in the freezer. When you need biscuits in a hurry – school lunch boxes every day, impromptu guests – simply slice several rounds off the roll and pop them straight into the Philips Airfryer to cook. Ten minutes and voila! Fresh biscuits and the kitchen smells like you’ve been hard at it all morning!
Need dinner rolls for your next family feast or perhaps for the school lunch box? Dough can be cooked in a flash for neat, kid-friendly sized bread rolls. Amp up the deliciousness by topping the rolls with grated cheese and bacon. Yum!
I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again – the air fryer isn’t just for frying – you can dehydrate too! Banana and apple chips usually take hours in a conventional oven – but takes considerably less time in the Philips Airfryer!
RECIPE: Air Fryer Banana Chips
- 3-4 pcs of raw banana
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp chaat masala
- 1 tsp oil
- Peel the banana and mix turmeric powder and salt with water.
- Slice the banana and smear it with the mixture. This will stop the banana turning black and will keep it a nice yellow colour.
- Leave to sit for 5-10 minutes, then drain and finally, dry the chips.
- Brush a little oil on the chips to stop them sticking to the Philips Airfryer basket.
- Preheat the air fryer to 180ºC for 5 minutes, then cook the chips for 15 minutes.
- Finally, mix salt and chaat masala with the fried banana and serve.
Lemon & Raspberry Muffins
Sweet, zesty and full of plump berries, these muffins are awesome for the quick whip up for school lunch boxes, morning or afternoon tea. I can’t believe they cook so quickly, are golden to perfection and not at all dry. Perfection!
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
- 250g plain flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- ¼ cup castor sugar
- 3 eggs
- ¾ cup fresh or frozen raspberries
- Zest and juice of two lemons
1. Give a set of silicone muffin cups a quick grease with butter or oil and set aside.
2. Using a whisk, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, oil, sugar, eggs, lemon juice and zest.
3. Gently fold the raspberries into the mixture.
4. Spoon into the silicone muffin cups until they are around ½ to ¾ full. Carefully place them in the Philips Airfryer basket, making sure there is a gap between each one for the air to circulate.
5. Set the Philips Airfryer to Manual mode and turn the temperature dial to 160 degrees and set the time to 15 minutes.
Note: Cooking time will depend on the size of your muffin cups, so they may take less or more time.
Leftovers and Reheating
Of course, there’s this old chestnut. Breathe life back into leftovers by reheating them and giving them a quick crisp up in the Philips Airfryer – you’d never know they were leftovers!
Guaranteed to save you time in the kitchen, have yourself some airfrying fun and check out the Philips Airfryer website for more recipes and ideas, you’ll be stunned at what you can create in so little time!