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Old 08-15-2017, 06:44 PM   #1
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Question ISO Air Fryer Experiences

Our house really likes Katsu, either Chicken or Pork fried cutlets.
I'm not thrilled with the mess that even shallow frying makes.
I keep hearing alot about Air Fryers, so I did a WWW search for
recipes and found a ton.

So my questions to the group is:

What is your own experience with an Air Fryer?

What do you make with it?

Are you happy with your purchase?
They ain't cheap and I'm not sure if I want another small kitchen appliance... I really don't fry alot of stuff.

Any comments, suggestions, ideas, recipes all of the above would be most appreciated.

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Old 08-15-2017, 07:13 PM   #2
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I'm curious too. We have a nice fryer, but it takes a ton of oil, and then it taints the oil, so you need to change it all the time.
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Right Vinyl?
I had a fryer too, but, I'm interested in this
Air Fryer.
Anybody?
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Old 08-16-2017, 02:55 PM   #4
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"Air Fryers" aren't fryers. They are tabletop convection ovens.

I don't need that kind of thing but people seem to like them
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I make my crunchy cutlets in the oven. Preheat to 475, do your breading, put the meat on a rack on a sheet pan, so the hot air circulates all around it, and bake for 15 minutes. Perfectly done and nice and crispy
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I make my crunchy cutlets in the oven. Preheat to 475, do your breading, put the meat on a rack on a sheet pan, so the hot air circulates all around it, and bake for 15 minutes. Perfectly done and nice and crispy
That's exactly how I make my chicken cutlets!! I spritz mine with oil though.

I've made oven fried breaded chicken that way too.

You're right, the air circulation is important.
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That's exactly how I make my chicken cutlets!! I spritz mine with oil though.

I've made oven fried breaded chicken that way too.

You're right, the air circulation is important.
Oops, I forgot to mention the cooking spray. That definitely helps with browning.
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Old 08-16-2017, 10:57 PM   #8
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We got an air fryer .
I forgot what my wife made , but I do remember it tasted good.

Biggest problem was limited amount of cooking space.
I think she made breaded eggplant cutlets in the fryer. Was relatively quick, had a decent outer crunch, but only able to do like a few at a time. So even thought cook time was relatively quick, by the time she made enough to actually make a full dish with, the cooking time was the same. But ,obviously without being saturated in oil.

Used it 2 or 3 times, haven't used it since ( at least 1 year ago)
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That's what I was thinking Larry, that it would take up
way too much real estate and I'd only use so often.
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I make my crunchy cutlets in the oven. Preheat to 475, do your breading, put the meat on a rack on a sheet pan, so the hot air circulates all around it, and bake for 15 minutes. Perfectly done and nice and crispy
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Oops, I forgot to mention the cooking spray. That definitely helps with browning.
I'm going to have to try this. My toaster oven does convection. I'll have to figure out what to do instead of spritzing with oil. I don't own a spritzer for oil.
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