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What kinds of food can you cook in an air fryer?

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An air fryer can cook pretty much anything that you would normally fry in oil, such as:

  • Chicken, including chicken fingers and nuggets
  • Vegetables
  • Onion rings and french fries
  • Cheese sticks
  • Fish
  • Pizza
  • Doughnuts

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Acrylamide and Cancer Risk."

CDC: "Fast Food Consumption Among Adults in the United States, 2013 - 2016."

Cleveland Clinic: "Air-Frying: Is it as Healthy as You Think?"

Consumer Reports: "Best Air Fryers of 2019."

Harvard Medical School: "The truth about fats: the good, the bad, and the in-between."

International Journal of Food Science : "Food processing and Maillard reaction products: Effect on human health and nutrition."

Journal of Food Science: "A comparative study of the characteristics of French fries produced by deep fat frying and air frying," "Effect of pretreatments and air-frying, a novel technology, on acrylamide generation in fried potatoes," "Impact of air frying on cholesterol and fatty acids oxidation in sardines: Protective effects of aromatic herbs."

Lipids in Health and Disease : "Cooking, storage, and reheating effect on the formation of cholesterol oxidation products in processed meat products."

Mayo Clinic: "Mayo Clinic Minute: Why eating too many fried foods could lead to early death."

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on August 18, 2019

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Acrylamide and Cancer Risk."

CDC: "Fast Food Consumption Among Adults in the United States, 2013 - 2016."

Cleveland Clinic: "Air-Frying: Is it as Healthy as You Think?"

Consumer Reports: "Best Air Fryers of 2019."

Harvard Medical School: "The truth about fats: the good, the bad, and the in-between."

International Journal of Food Science : "Food processing and Maillard reaction products: Effect on human health and nutrition."

Journal of Food Science: "A comparative study of the characteristics of French fries produced by deep fat frying and air frying," "Effect of pretreatments and air-frying, a novel technology, on acrylamide generation in fried potatoes," "Impact of air frying on cholesterol and fatty acids oxidation in sardines: Protective effects of aromatic herbs."

Lipids in Health and Disease : "Cooking, storage, and reheating effect on the formation of cholesterol oxidation products in processed meat products."

Mayo Clinic: "Mayo Clinic Minute: Why eating too many fried foods could lead to early death."

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on August 18, 2019

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