Friday 18 October 2019

Air Frying Sweet Potato Wedges

In today's post, I am going to share how to air fry sweet potato wedges.

I grew up in a country where sweet potatoes are one of the major cash crops so I have grown up loving them.  Sweet potatoes were like bread for most families during breakfast.

In this case, you will be cooking them in a healthier way as the air fryer allows us to cook using less oil if we want to.

Your health is more important to us so we endeavor to provide recipes that use less oil.

To prepare this we need the following ingredients:


  • 2 sweet potatoes. These should be cut lengthwise into wedges
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Sea salt, to taste


  • The first thing is to preheat the air fryer to 400°F.
  • Put the potato wedges into a pan or pot of salted water.
  • Boil the contents. Once the boiling point is reached, you need to drain the salted water.
  • Then put the potato wedges into a bowl.
  • Brush the potato wedges with some oil or use a spoon to spread it over the wedges. If you use a spoon then you have to mix them to ensure that the oil has covered the wedges evenly.
  • Then add the chili flakes, salt, and pepper and stir the contents.
  • Place the potatoes into the air fryer basket and cook for approximately 25 minutes. Check after 10 minutes and shake the contents to make sure that they are cooked evenly.
  • Cook until the potatoes are tender and golden brown.
  • Lastly, sprinkle with sea salt before serving.
  • Enjoy!
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Below is a video demonstration of a similar recipe.

Air Frying Potato Wedges with Rosemary

Air Fryed Potato wedges

If you are interested in air frying potato wedges then this recipe is for you.  I have always had a soft spot of potato wedges, especially on special occasions.

I guess it is because I consider it as probably a much healthier way of preparing for potatoes when compared to dipping them in oil. French fries have probably given a bad name to Irish potatoes.

Amount: 300-800g
Approximate cooking time: 18-25 minutes
Temperature: 356°F (180°C)

To prepare this you need the following ingredients.


  • 2 medium white potatoes. These should be cut into small wedges.
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves.
  • A fresh rosemary sprig
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Apply a thin coat of oil on the inside of the air fryer cooking basket and preheat the air fryer to 356°F (180°C).
  • Put the cut potato wedges into a pan of salted water and boil.
  • Once the boiling point is reached you need to drain the salted water.
  • Then put the wedges into a bowl and add the remaining ingredients and mix them contents in the bowl.
  • You then spray the potato wedges with oil lightly depending on your needs.
  • Place them in the cooking basket and cook for approximately 18-25. Checking them until they are golden brown and crispy. This all depends on how large the wedges are.
  • During the cooking process shake the cooking basket at least halfway to ensure even cooking.
  • Enjoy.
Below is a video demonstration of another similar recipe.

Saturday 12 October 2019

How To Air Fry Tilapia Fish Properly and Enjoy it!

I like fish very much and when I bought my Salter Airfryer the first thing I ever did was to air fry tilapia fish I bought from one of our local markets. I did not know what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised by what came out of the air fryer.

The fish was well cooked and it tasted even better than my oven cooked fish. It was also well cooked on all sides.

The air fryer also made it easy for me to turn over the fish during the cooking process due to the non-coating nature of the cooking basket.

I can, therefore, encourage anyone to try air frying tilapia or any fish and you won't regret it.

Below is an air fryer tilapia recipe that you can use to create your own yummy tilapia dish.

Ingredients needed

  • 3 or 4 tilapia fillets
  • fish seasoning or any seasoning of your choice
  • vegetable oil.
  • salt 


  • First, you need to preheat the air fryer to about 400°F.
  • Brush the tilapia fillets on all sides with the vegetable oil or olive oil if you like.
  • Sprinkle the fillets with the fish seasoning of your choice.
  • Sprinkle some salt on all sides of the fish fillets.
  • Place the fish in the non-stick cooking basket
  • Cook for approximately 10 minutes.
  • Halfway through the cooking turn the fish.
  • After 10 minutes check to see if it is well cooked. If not cook again for a few minutes until you are satisfied that it is well fried.
  • Serve and enjoy your yummy fish fillets.

How to Air Fry Whole Tilapia

While I enjoy eating fried fish fillets, I must confess that I prefer buying and frying it whole with all the bones, etc. 

Maybe it is because I grew up in a country where it was rare to find fillets. Therefore when I go to a market I am more likely to buy whole fish than fillets.

To cook this I use more or less the same ingredients mentioned above except that in my case it is a whole fish. I however rarely air fry it whole as I prefer to split the fish into two parts.

The instructions for this are as follows:

  • Preheat the air fryer to about 400°F as above.
  • Airbrush the fish with olive oil and also add some fish seasoning and salt.
  • Then place the fish in the cooking basket.
  • The difference is in the time it takes to cook as in my case I usually cook for about 45 minutes.
  • Turn the fish halfway.
  • Check to see if it is well cooked.
  • Enjoy!

I should point out that I have never been disappointed when I air fry tilapia fish. I actually prefer to air fry than to cook my fish in my oven. The air fryer makes sure that the fish is well cooked on all sides. 

Below is a video demonstration of another air fryer tilapia recipe.

Thursday 26 September 2019

How To Prepare Air Fryer Crispy Fried Chicken

For those who enjoy having some crispy fried chicken and have an airfryer, this post will show you how you can prepare this.

As I have already said before air fryers will help you to prepare healthier meals as they use less oil.

If for some reason you you are not aware of the benefits of using an air fryer, I would urge you to visit my post entitled, Is an air fryer worth buying? This post will give you the advantages and disadvantages of buying an air fryer.

I personally have never regretted buying an air fryer. It has helped me to significantly cut the amount of cooking oil I was using.

I have also seen no big difference in the taste of the food.  I especially like the fact that I am now eating healthier food than before. And that matters more to me and my family more.


To prepare our yummy crispy fried chicken we need the following ingredients:

  • 2 chicken pieces
  • 250 g cornflakes
  • 32 g all purpose flour
  • 80 ml buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Three quarters tsp ground sage
  • One quarter tbsp cayenne pepper
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

How To Prepare

  • The first step is to preheat the hot air fryer to 200°C before you put in the ingredients.
  • Secondly you need to rinse the chicken in cold water and then dry it with whatever you use in your kitchen. In most kitchen they would pat it with a kitchen paper towel.

  • Then you put the dried chicken in a plate or something similar.

  • You can then season the flour with salt and the cayenne pepper.

  • After the seasoning above then you need to dip the chicken into the seasoned flour. In doing so for good results you need to make sure that that it is fully coated.

  • You can then tap against the bowl or plate to shake off any excess flour and set aside. Afterwards you can discard the unused flour.

  • This time you need to place the cornflakes into a big, resealable bag, making sure that there is no air in the bag before sealing, then run a rolling pin over the bag to crush.

  • After the crushing of the cornflakes pour the crushed cornflakes into a wide bowl or onto a plate.

  • Next you have to mix the buttermilk, mustard, cayenne pepper, paprika and sage in a bowl.

  • After the mixture is done dip the chicken pieces into the buttermilk mixture and then roll in the crushed cornflakes.

  • Arrange the chicken pieces in the air fryer's cooking basket, spray all over the pieces with oil and cook for approximately 5-10 minutes.

  • You then need to reduce the temperature to 190°C and cook for a further 15-20 minutes for thighs and 5-10 minutes for legs.

You will now have your yummy crispy fried chicken ready to be consumed. Enjoy!

Below is a video demonstration of a variation of this recipe.

Is Air Fryer Worth Buying?

Is an air fryer worth buying? That is the question that is on the minds of most people as the air fryer revolution continues.

As the time passes values constantly change. Even though kitchen may be the first thing where traditions are kept, cooks still need new variations, to make food fit in modern standards. 

When new technologies are advertised as substitutes of older ones, we wonder if it is worth to invest in new things when you already have old and trustworthy ones. 

Air fryers have got very popular over the few years. You can find them in most of the passionate cooks’ kitchen. But air fryers like all cooking applicances have their own advantages and disadvantages. 

If you are willing to buy one, first ask yourself, is it worth of spending money? I will try to show you all the aspects which should be considered while making a decision.

First of all, let’s make clear what air fryer really is and what it can do for us. An air fryer is basically a compact convection oven that cooks food rapidly using super heated air. 

A fan within the appliance circulates the air for even and efficient cooking. This leaves food crispy on the outside while moist on the inside. The result is similar to deep frying but without the excess oil.

Advantages of air fryers:

First of all, modern lifestyle is not healthy in general. People like junk food and oily stuff, they like roasted chicken and salty, oily French fries. Air fryers can offer a healthier version for almost all kinds of food, including vegetables. 

Even though, blogger Meghan Splawn writes: “While I found I could air fry most vegetables (think: potatoes for fries) with less oil than I needed for deep frying, I still needed about the same amount of oil I’d use for oven-roasting in order to really make them taste comparable.” 

Yes, maybe nobody really wants air-fried, healthy fries. What about meat? Air-fryer is actually really
good at deep roasting. So, if you love big dinners and huge chickens on the menu, then you should definitely think about getting the alternative of an oven.

Air fryer is not just good for frying, it also offers a greater range of functions. You can heat up leftovers or cook frozen convenience food with it. 

They even bake! You can enjoy muffins or biscuits which were made in air fryer.

Everything is done in minutes. Quick meal is something we all need after a tiring day. We just want to have something tasty, but usually tasty needs a long time. Air fryers offer us fast, healthy and really tasty food.  

“The convection technology utilized by air fryers –the circulation of superheated air – increases the rate at which heat from the fryer is transferred into your food,” we read at 

Apparently the air fryer can cook all meals by 50 percent faster than the oven.

Also, air fryers are quite easy to use. If you are not a chef and mess things up in the kitchen, you can just trust your air fryer. Put the timer and temperature on and then continue doing your job. When the cooking is done an air fryer will just let you know.

Air fryer can be good if you are trying to help the environment by your green lifestyle. Air fryers are energy efficient. They use much less electricity than the ovens do.

They also don’t heat up the kitchen as ovens do and cooking in summer is way more comfortable than it has ever been!

Disadvantages of air fryers:

Okay, we’ve talked enough about how air fryers can make our lives easier, but there is one thing we have to consider while making a decision.

Maybe you are going to feel a slight difference in taste. It is not a surprise that something fried in oil will taste way more fatty than something made in air fryer.

Actually, this is a good side of air fryers. We just have to adjust to the difference in taste, in order to feel healthy. After all, air fryers still make delicious and fast meals for us.

The biggest concern is financial issues. An air fryer costs about three times more than deep fryers. You can find hundreds of brands that sell this alternative “oven” from $70 to more than $300. 

So, is it worth buying a new fryer when we already have one? In my opinion, yes, it is worth spending $70 or perhaps even $150 dollars on something that will help you and your family to choose healthier way of living. 

We invest our money at first, but then we cut down on oil, money saved by oil can be much at the end of the month.

To conclude, you have to first try before making a decision. Maybe you just love oil so much that you can never say no to the oven. However, after all, air fryers are compact and comfortable. Using them will only make lives and dinners better.

Below is a video showing some simple low carb recipes that you can easily prepare when you buy an air fryer.

Wednesday 25 September 2019

Air Fryer Breaded Chicken Goujons

The recipe below is for those who want to use an air fryer to cook breaded chicken goujons. This is a simple process that should take you about thirty to forty minutes from start to finish.

As usual using the air fryer can help you to reduce the oil that you use and therefore make your food healthier. We all know that oils used in excess are not good for our health.


To prepare this recipe you need the following:

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 50 g bread crumbs
  • 50 g cream cheese
  • Vegetable oil

How To Prepare This Breaded Chicken Goujons?

First you need to heat the air fryer to 200°C.

Secondly you need to cut the chicken breasts into strips.

Then you need to spread the cream cheese over the chicken strips. Do this evenly over it.

After this coat the chicken with the breadcrumbs.

Lastly apply some oil over the chicken. Just make sure that this is done lightly for the sake of your health.

Everything is now ready to be cooked. All you need now is to put the works of your hands into the cooking basket.

The cooking time is approximately 15 - 22 minutes. You can check now and then to chek the colour. The goal is to have it turn to golden brown.

Tuesday 24 September 2019

How To Make Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets

In this post, we are going to learn how to make air fryer chicken nuggets. I have a daughter who enjoys eating chicken nuggets. It is her favorite dish.


To make this you need the following ingredients.
  • 12 cream or plain crackers
  • 2 skinless chicken breast fillets
  • Cut into 2-3 cm pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves (optional)
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp dry parsley or 4 springs fresh parsley (optional)
  • Plain flour
  • 1 lemon (optional)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


To make the air fried chicken nuggets you need to follow the following steps.

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F.
  • To prepare the chicken, peel the garlic and zest the lemon.
  • Put the crackers into a food processor with the butter, garlic, parsley, lemon zest and a pinch of salt and pepper, then process until the mixture is very fine.
  • Pour these crumbs onto a plate.
  • Sprinkle the flour onto a second plate, then crack the eggs into a small bowl and beat with a fork.
  • Roll the chicken pieces in the flour until all sides are completely coated, then dip them into the egg, followed by the flavored crumbs.
  • Rub the crumbs onto the chicken pieces so that they stick; the chicken pieces should be totally coated.
  • Spray the chicken pieces on all sides with the oil and cook them in the non-stick coated cooking basket for approximately 10-15 minutes or until cooked through, golden and crisp.
Below is a video demonstration of how this can be done.