Trying out air frying

As I’ve done more exploration into the plant-based eating lifestyle, I’ve encountered a lot of people who talk about the healthier benefits of air fries over traditional deep frying. I’ve talked to friends who’ve picked one up, and so tonight I finally decided to take the plunge myself.

I went with the Instant Pot Vortex Plus, a nice simple model that came recommended to me. In addition to air frying it also dehydrates as well as baking. I got it set up and decided to try some frozen french fries to see how well it works.

I found a few different methods online, and decided to try the one that used the rotisserie function. I loaded up the basket with some frozen fries and set it to 17 minutes. The only other step was pressing the rotate button to get the rotisserie spinning. Seventeen minutes later I had fries.

I made more than I needed for an evening snack so I dumped some off on the child before digging in myself. I added no oil to these, and I was surprised at the light crispiness that they had. They even nicely browned on some of the edges. I think I could have gone closer to 18-20 minutes to really get them crispy, but this was still much nicer than just baking in the oven.

My next adventure will be fried tofu. I love the tofu that I get on some asian takeout dishes and would love to be able to put something crispier like that on things that I make at home. I can’t wait to give it a try.

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