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A year ago, I bought my guy this fancy air fryer.
He’s used it exactly one time. To make french fries.
Since he’s the better cook in the house, I thought he would love the ease and speed of an air frier.
Turns out, neither of us had a clue how to use it.
And the first thing we were going to make was not going to be french fries.
Why Cook With an Air Fryer?
Here’s the fancy air fryer we bought. But, it’s no longer available, so I’ve switched out the links to one of the most highly rated Ninja Air Fryer‘s on the market. We have several Ninja products we love and fully endorse, so I feel very comfortable recommending the Ninja Air Fryer!
An air fryer offers a number of great benefits, such as:
- Low-fat cooking, since you won’t need things like cooking oils and butter
- Easy clean-up
- Hot air circulation cooks food 360 degrees, eliminating the need for cooking oils or having to flip food
- Cooks very quickly
So, if you were to pan fry or bake something, you could get a quicker, healthier version in the air fryer.
The downside is that you can only do one at a time in the fryer and it holds less than a baking sheet, so if you need large quantities of food done at the same time, you wouldn’t want to exclusively use the air fryer.
But, it is a great way to make a side dish while you cook the other food or to prepare some appetizers for a party.
Ham & Cheese Biscuits in the Air Fryer:
I’ll admit, I thought of the air fryer as a way to cook foods that are typically fried.
But, you can even make dishes like biscuits in the air fryer!
Urvashi Pitre’s new book, Air Fryer Revolution: 100 Crispy, Healthy, Fast & Fresh Recipes, has so many creative ways to use your air fryer! It was a difficult decision to pick what we were going to make first.
But, we started with these delicious Smoky Ham and Cheese Party Biscuits.
Prep was pretty easy – just a little bit of chopping.
Then, mix, shape into biscuits and put them in the air fryer!
After that, we cooked them and they came out perfectly cooked all the way through and so fluffy, they fall apart in your mouth.
The flavor profile here is wam bam. Just a serious kapow of flavor.
Definitely different than any other biscuit I have ever had.
Ours are shaped by hand and we didn’t use a biscuit cutter, but you could easily get the perfect shape from the cookbook by using one of these.
Other than that, a super easy, mega delicious biscuit recipe that anyone could whip up quickly.
Smoky Ham & Cheese Party Biscuits Recipe:
We’ve been watching a lot of Dora episodes lately, so these are – as my son would say, “Delicioso!”
Have you tried using your air fryer for appetizers? Highly recommend.
And, if you need more air fryer recipe ideas, check out this delicious air fryer recipe book.
Have a fabulous day,