We know your kitchen countertop space is precious, and adding another gadget to the mix might seem frivolous. But for all its trendy hype, the air fryer is admittedly a powerful and versatile cooking companion. “Fryer” is a bit of misnomer; it’s really just a small, high-powered convection oven that circulates heat all the way around the food inside its basket, cooking items quickly to achieve a crispy exterior without the added calories and fat in actual fried foods (which are prepared in hot oil). It’s best to think of the air fryer as a tool that can turn just about any food into a crispy, more appetizing version of itself—and these recipes will show you how.
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