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The plan for this evening was a barbecue (ahem!) but we were running very late and it was very hot. So, Ninja Air Fryer, what can you do?

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Lamb. 20 minutes per 500g at 200C for medium rare at 60C internal temperature, 2 minutes more per degree of preferred done. I did use a thermometer probe to check. Nice and brown and crisp outside, moist inside.

Definitely not a fryer but this thing is very handy!

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1 hour ago, Kerala said:

The plan for this evening was a barbecue (ahem!) but we were running very late and it was very hot. So, Ninja Air Fryer, what can you do?

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Lamb. 20 minutes per 500g at 200C for medium rare at 60C internal temperature, 2 minutes more per degree of preferred done. I did use a thermometer probe to check. Nice and brown and crisp outside, moist inside.

Definitely not a fryer but this thing is very handy!

 

If you took one, can you post a picture of the inside?

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Ah, sorry @ElsieD

No money shot. It was medium well done, as preferred by the most squeamish at the table this evening. However the timings above seem right, I checked at 20 minutes per pound, and it was 59C.

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Bit of cross posting to the Dinner thread. Deboned or butterflied leg of lamb, as it's sold in Sainsbury's, done again in the air fryer. Salt, pepper, olive oil, garlic crushed to a paste under the side of my knife. I really do cook other stuff in the air fryer, I promise! Same times and temperatures as above. IMG_20220820_211302.thumb.jpg.ef0a5a18f9787880d6f8e83fdb5a8eab.jpg

I've remembered to get a pic of the inside, @ElsieD

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Served with a salad of tomatoes (including two small ones from our garden!) red onions (again, a small one from our garden), feta cheese, cucumber and olives, with a dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, honey and grey sea salt.

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Ciabatta bread toasted in the air fryer, drizzled with EVOO and balsamic vinegar, sorry no pics!

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On 6/6/2022 at 11:20 AM, Anna N said:

I was about to answer and say that there were no presets on mine! That gives you an idea of how often I use them. I have had lovely roasted potatoes from my air fryer. It is theb larger one so perhaps that is the difference. I have also done them in a small non-stick pan which fits into the air fryer and that seems to work really well. I consider crispy sweet potato fries a figment of somebody’s imagination. 
I buy PC brand Chicken Kiev and find that 380°F for 18 minutes to work perfectly every time. One of those and a side salad makes a fine meal for me. 
I also happen to think that the air fryer is the easiest way ever to guarantee perfectly cooked hard boiled eggs. 


Anna, I have a similar frozen chicken product and I’d like to use my air fryer and not my oven. Is the chicken you buy raw when you cook it? 

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24 minutes ago, MetsFan5 said:


Anna, I have a similar frozen chicken product and I’d like to use my air fryer and not my oven. Is the chicken you buy raw when you cook it? 

Not Anna, but it's uncooked according to the product page.

https://www.presidentschoice.ca/product/pc-chicken-kiev-4-pieces/20503397_EA

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1 hour ago, MetsFan5 said:


Anna, I have a similar frozen chicken product and I’d like to use my air fryer and not my oven. Is the chicken you buy raw when you cook it? 

Yes, it is uncooked. 
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Pretty simple pork ribs last night. Tomato ketchup, mustard powder, soy sauce and honey, 200C on Air Crisp in the Ninja, total cooking time 25 minutes

 

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I swapped the pieces between top and bottom trays a couple of times. With the Air Fryer there's a lot of standing around time, so I did a glaze of honey, sherry vinegar, soy sauce and ketchup on the last swap.

The verdict from the family was, "delicious!" I could have reduced the total cooking time by 5 minutes and it would have been fine, down to personal preference.

 

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Costco had panko breaded frozen shrimp as a "Hot Buy".   I impulsed bought.   

I put them in my newly acquired Chefman for about 10 min.  Maybe that was a *bit too long, but they were satisfyingly crispy.   Nice size shrimp.  I dipped in a sweet and sour sauce.

Anyone do frozen clam strips/bellies in air fryer yet?  That's my favorite all time breaded seafood dish, so hard to find anymore as bar food.   If so, what supermarket brands are good?   

 

I have noticed that the air fryer can be a convenience food enabler (ie egg rolls, fries, breaded shrimp).   I have never been a frozen food/meal buyer per se, always wanted to do from scratch.   Now I have those things in the freezer, for better or for worse.

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So, cooking for myself for once.

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Lamb hearts. 2 minutes pressure cooked

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Then turmeric, chilli, pepper, salt, garlic powder in olive oil.Air crisp for 10 minutes at 200C.

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Summer meal! With a cold beer.

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@Kerala

Nice meal. Not often I see somebody willing to indulge so generously in raw onion. Glad of the company. Equally glad there are 3000 miles between us!

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32 minutes ago, Anna N said:

@Kerala

Nice meal. Not often I see somebody willing to indulge so generously in raw onion. Glad of the company. Equally glad there are 3000 miles between us!

Not on school nights!

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9 hours ago, lemniscate said:

Costco had panko breaded frozen shrimp as a "Hot Buy".   I impulsed bought.   

I put them in my newly acquired Chefman for about 10 min.  Maybe that was a *bit too long, but they were satisfyingly crispy.   Nice size shrimp.  I dipped in a sweet and sour sauce.

Anyone do frozen clam strips/bellies in air fryer yet?  That's my favorite all time breaded seafood dish, so hard to find anymore as bar food.   If so, what supermarket brands are good?   

 

I have noticed that the air fryer can be a convenience food enabler (ie egg rolls, fries, breaded shrimp).   I have never been a frozen food/meal buyer per se, always wanted to do from scratch.   Now I have those things in the freezer, for better or for worse.

I haven't tried a lot of seafood in my air fryer, yet.  I've had a couple of varieties of SeaPak shrimp. I liked the jumbo coconut shrimp better of those, but the jumbo butterfly shrimp was okay, too.  I've had a half dozen types of breaded/battered fish (Gorton's, Van de Camp, SeaPak.) They cook better in the air fryer than in the oven, but they're still not very good. I've had waterfrontBISTRO breaded calamari which was pretty bad. waterfrontBISTRO is a Safeway store brand.  I'll probably give their shrimp a try sometime.  SeaPak has breaded clam strips, and I'll probably give those a try, too.

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Just put some chicken drumsticks in the Ninja Foodi with a thrown-together dressing including fish sauce. The kitchen is filling with the pungent savoury smell of chicken fat and fish sauce, and my mind with a nagging worry that this will be repeated every time I use the Ninja from here on... I'll keep you posted.

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I tried this last night with too small a piece of belly.  It got over cooked but I learned a lot of technique and will try again with a larger piece.  My piece was only 10 oz and one inch thick and also very lean.

 

I like cooking it at a low temp for 20 minutes to soften the skin to make it easy to poke holes in it.  I also found his comment about not too many holes interesting.  I like the little foil boat to hold the meat.  It kept the mess under control. 
 

i don’t think I would make such deep cuts in the meat.  My meat was dry.  I cooked it at 400f for about 15 minutes but the meat was getting too cooked.  I should have taken it out to inspect the skin at 12 minutes.  We ate it image.thumb.jpeg.ca2b839caff0307f5708a8ed0eb81349.jpeg

 

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1 hour ago, rotuts said:

@Okanagancook

 

what an excellent video

 

than k you for sharing

 

BTW :  any idea on the make and model of the AF ?

 

Im begging to get tingling , here and there

 

re :  an AF w a window 

 

as are others on eG

 

 

I looked on Amazon and found what appears to be the same fryer   Alt airfryer

 

The page includes other fryers with windows as well.  Happy hunting!

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On 8/28/2022 at 8:31 AM, lemniscate said:

Anyone do frozen clam strips/bellies in air fryer yet?


I had the SeaPak breaded clam strips. They're okay and have decent clam flavor.  I was half expecting them to have the texture of rubber bands, but they're fairly tender.  Shrimp are still my seafood of choice in the air fryer, but I might buy these again sometime.

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On 9/14/2022 at 2:47 PM, Kerala said:

Just put some chicken drumsticks in the Ninja Foodi with a thrown-together dressing including fish sauce. The kitchen is filling with the pungent savoury smell of chicken fat and fish sauce, and my mind with a nagging worry that this will be repeated every time I use the Ninja from here on... I'll keep you posted.

All good, no worries!

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18 hours ago, Chimayo Joe said:

I had the SeaPak breaded clam strips. They're okay and have decent clam flavor.  I was half expecting them to have the texture of rubber bands, but they're fairly tender.

 

I'll give those a try.  Maybe on a roll like like a po' boy.

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I tried another piece of pork belly using the method from the video up thread but this time my belly was thicker…about two inches.  That was the difference because it was not over done.  I watched it carefully checking it every 5 minutes once I set the AF to 400F.  Very easy to make.

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I've just read through this entire thread (okay, I may have skimmed a bit on pages 20-30), and I don't see any mention that any of you have the oven-style air fryers.  Do you all just agree that the bucket/basket types are superior to the combo oven types?

 

 

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