Is there any heat to the ‘healthy’ air fryer hype?

Air fryers may be a good option for those looking to make the transition into a healthier lifestyle

Air fryers may be a good option for those looking to make the transition into a healthier lifestyle

Air fryers have became the hottest thing since Instant Pots and sliced bread, but can you really replace your traditional oil fryer with air as a healthy alternative?

Contrary to the name, air fryers don’t technically fry food. It’s a compact kitchen appliance that circulates hot air around the food to cook it and give it a crispy taste and browned color. You place the food in a basketlike container, the air fryer cooks it and the excess fat drops to a pan.

Cooking with an air fryer will take longer than deep frying, but not much. When comparing recipes, french fries generally take about six minutes to deep fry, where an air fryer would take 12 minutes. Deep frying chicken takes anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes, but using an

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Tyler Florence’s Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Make Mashed Potatoes

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Food Network chef Tyler Florence shared his mashed potatoes recipe with us, and I immediately had to try it. Traditionally, potatoes are cooked in water before being mashed together with butter and cream (or milk). However, Tyler suggests cooking the potatoes in the cream itself, so no potato-y flavor is lost.

“Potatoes have a really delicate, beautiful minerality to their flavor profile, and when you cook potatoes in water and you pour that water down the drain, you’ve extracted all the flavor of the potato,” he explained to POPSUGAR. “So what I do with mashed potatoes – because you finish them with cream and butter anyway, right? – is I’ll take that same cream and butter and add that to the potatoes and cook the potatoes in cream and butter.”

Would that actually work? Would it actually taste good? I had to find

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