February 8, 2020

Win A Free Air Fryer

Post by Debra Murray

Win a Free Air Fryer

The buzz word in cooking these days is Air Frying. It sounds like it’s too good to be true, frying with calorie-free air instead of oil. Frying in oil is messy, dangerous, and not to mention filled with fat calories. Air Frying on certain foods can eliminate all the danger and mess as well as 75 percent of the calories which come from immersing food in oil to cook. I love air frying, however not all food can be air fried! Things like tempura or beer batter do not work at all. Flour coatings which have not been previously deeply fried are hard to get great results with, but I will give you some tips and recipes here that will help. If you like wings or you love French fries, as well as 100’s of other fried foods, I will tell it can be achieved in most air fryers, and in some cases like the chicken wings, I believe they come out better.
How air frying works is there is a massive convection fan-like in your oven, but instead of being on the side or back wall like in a typical oven, the convection fan in an air fryer is set directly over the heating element. This gives very intense, forced hot air. What happens to food situated under the fan and heating element is if food is lightly kissed by oil, the rapid hot circulating air gives food the crispy texture we usually achieve through frying. See the recipes below for my crunchy wings and crispy fries; they are so good you will not believe they have fewer calories.How do you decide which air fryer to buy? I love my Paula Deen XXL that I purchased on ShopHQ; it is the hottest one I have used.However, it is a substantial piece of equipment. My niece Amber who lives in Vancouver, cannot consider one this size in her apartment. So, I would advise you to buy one that accommodates your living space. They come as small as 2 quarts and go up to 12.5 quarts. Other variables are considered wattage, coatings, accessories price point. Most every retailer in America has at least 1 model of the air fryer. There are tons of cooking groups on Facebook where you can ask folks what their favorite air fryer, and they is share recipes too. My favorite air fryer recipe group on Facebook is “Josephine’s Air Fryer Recipe Group.”
If you would like to win an air fryer, I will be giving one away tomorrow morning between the hours of 10 am eastern and noon. There is no purchase necessary to win; however, you must log in and chat in my cooking group Deb Murray Cooking Under Pressure on Facebook. Join the group; it will take a minute or two till you get a notification that you are excepted, then log on to where it says Come Chat. Tons of my friends talk there whenever I am on ShopHQ, which is a fantastic Television Shopping Channel. You can watch it on TV, or it streams live from its website. Why I like ShopHQ over Amazon is I can watch videos of every product, so I understand what I am buying. Plus, 90 percent of the time, they offer 6 Value Pays. Value pays are interest-free installments. You get the products right away, but you can stretch the price out over 6 minutes, so it is easier on your budget to add new things for yourself or the home. If you have never purchased anything from ShopHQ if yo0u go to their website and see something you would like, enter promo code DEB20 to get 20% off your purchase for first-time customers.
The Air Fryer I am demostrating tomorrow is very unigue, I have never had an air fryer with such a big heating element on the bottom, it even cooks rice or grains you have to see this unit in action! I have an air fryer cookbook which also has 100 rice cooker recipes so this book will help with this air fryer perfectly, I will be giving away a signed copy of this book Sunday February 9th.https://www.shophq.com/Product/474-349.
Sunday mornings on ShopHQ they have a regular cooking show called “The Sizzle” . featuring various guests from Paula Deen and the Deen Brothers, soon to have Cooking with Shaquille O’Neal. I will be debuting the new air fryer tomorrow beginning at 10 am eastern. Will Beattie from Bear Creek Cattle will have some amazing aged dried beef offers. https://www.bearcreekcattle.com/
I hope you enjoy the recipes! Good luck trying to win the free air fryer and most of all Happy Cooking!
French Fries
Serves: 2
1 large Russet potato, washed and peeled
1 tablespoon canola oil
½ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon sugar
¼ teaspoon pepper

1. Cut potato into ¼ inch matchsticks.
2. In a shallow glass baking dish toss the potatoes with oil, salt, sugar, and pepper.
3. Place fries evenly in the basket, do not over crowd.
4. Set temperature to 400 degrees, set timer for 10 minutes.
5. After 5 minutes shake basket, spray with oil and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
6. Once cooking is complete remove; repeat with remaining fries
7. Sprinkle with salt and allow to cool slightly.
8. Serve warm with ketchup or malt vinegar.

Crispy Chicken Wings
Serves 2
1 pound chicken wings (8-10 pieces)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon sea salt
Oil for spraying
2 tablespoons butter, melted
¼ cup Frank’s Hot Sauce
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
½ teaspoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon ketchup

1. In a large bowl, place chicken wings, add baking powder and salt and toss until well coated
2. Spray wings all over with oil and place in basket.
3. Set temperature for 250 degrees, set timer for 15 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, combine butter, hot sauce, vinegar, soy sauce and ketchup
5. When cooking is complete, shake basket, spray wings with oil and set temperature to 400, set timer to 15 minutes.
6. When cooking is complete, open basket and remove wings to sauce; toss well to coat.

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