We are launching a new series featuring the Etta+Billie team’s favorite cooking gadgets. This week, we hear from Jasmine, our Marketing Assistant, as she showcases her preferred kitchen tool, the air fryer!
As a college student, the last thing I want to do is create more work for myself by cleaning copious amounts of dishes. Also, my time can be super limited for meals in between classes, so I’ve got to get creative with how quickly I can whip up something tasty. Enter the air fryer.
An air fryer is essentially a conventional oven in a bucket. It rapidly circulates hot air around the cooking chamber to create a fried effect on food, hence giving it the name air fryer. The beauty of the gadget is not only in its ability to transform food into fried perfection with little to no oil, but also its quick cooking times and easy clean up. Say goodbye to dealing with large pans of greasy oil after making your favorite fried foods!
The things you can make in this gadget are just about endless. Take a look at some of my favorite items to whip up with this handy appliance:
Air Fryer sweet potato fries: Crispy, delicious fries with half of the cooking time
Buffalo Cauliflower “wings”: Tastes just like buffalo wings, except it’s actually cauliflower!
There’s no doubt that this summer will look unlike any other that we have experienced before. Summer camps, vacations, and hitting the town are a thing of the past as we now must learn how to navigate social distancing during a season that is historically spent in the company of others. If you’ve got annual summer traditions or had previously planned trips, there are still unique ways to enjoy this season and recreate those memories closer to home.
The microplane- a zester, grater, shredder, whatever you prefer to call it, is perhaps one of the handiest tools for the kitchen. Its uses extend far beyond that of a traditional shredder or zester because it creates soft and fluffy pillows of cheese, citrus rinds, chocolate, and so much more.