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Godfreys New Guide to Air Fryer Recipes 

Welcome to Godfreys New Guide to Air Fryers and Air Fryer Recipes

A Guide designed just as much for beginner Cooks as seasoned old hands - which offers you a whole range of Recipes for all the Joints and Cuts of Meats and Poultry -most suitable for all the various Methods of Cooking - all in one place - and in just one click 

Every Recipe in the Index shows the appropriate Joints or Cuts of Meat which you can go back to in one click to order - or alternatively click on the Recipe title - to whizz straight to the fully detailed recipe

No more time-consuming, painstaking trolling multiple Recipe Books - or individual Websites

All the Recipes you need - by Method of Cooking - with one click - simple!

After featuring Roasting, Sauté/Pan Frying, Grilling, Griddling, Braising Slow Cooker and Stewing Recipes - we continue with Air Fryer Recipes

We are not totally convinced this is going to be an established Method of Cooking - but there is a lot of talking about it - especially with the current Cost of Living issues - so we thought we should offer an explanation of what this new Method of Cooking is about

How does an Air Fryer work 

Well, put simply, it’s a compact Oven with a built-in fan. 

By circulating really hot air around your food at high speed using Rapid Air Technology an Air Fryer will ‘fry’ your food using a fraction of the Oil you’d normally use for Deep Frying. 

Air Fryers don't actually fry

First of all, Air Fryers don't actually fry. 

Instead, the food goes into a perforated basket and the machine cooks the food by blowing hot air around it. The force of the air produces a convection effect that cooks and browns the exterior of the food in the basket. 

Turn brown

As long as the temperature of the air reaches more than around 320°F, breaded foods like frozen Chicken Tenders or unbreaded starchy items like French Fries or Tater Tots, will in fact turn brown. 

Not always ideal for larger families 

Two or more drawer models allow you to cook different things at once 

Models vary but you can get large capacities and more features such as Rotisserie, reheating baking and grilling functions 

But they are bulky, and their capacity can be a little meagre - so not always ideal for larger families 

What can I cook in an Air Fryer

Golden crispy Fish and crunchy on the outside fluffy on the inside Chips, home-made Chicken or Vegetable Nuggets ready to dip in your favourite Sauce, eat-with-your-hands Chicken Wings (made with your own special blend of Herbs and Spices), Burgers, Buffalo Cauliflower Bites, Chinese-style crispy Duck - and so much more. 

You can even make Cupcakes in an Air Fryer, so dessert’s sorted too. And all without switching your oven on or using loads of Oil.

What else can I cook in an Air Fryer?

Chunky chips. Skinny chips, French fries. Sweet Potato Fries and Wedges. Vegetable Chips, anyone? The humble Chip comes in all shapes and sizes, and an Air Fryer will cook them all to perfection, with the same crisp texture and taste you’d get from Deep Frying. And with only a teaspoon of oil. You can also really up your Chip game by experimenting with flavoured Oil, like Chilli for a cheeky kick, or dust with Herbs or Spices.


As well as all the delicious food we’ve already talked about above, you can also use an Air Fryer to make Pork Chops, healthier Steaks, Salmon Fillets, and juicy Chicken Breasts. And if you enjoy pub classics like Scampi or Onion Rings, you can cook them from frozen using no oil at all. 

One drawback

One drawback to the Air Fryer is that you can't cook foods dipped in liquid Batter, such as Onion Rings or Fried Chicken. 

The Batter will simply drip through the holes in the basket and make a big mess, nor can you cook doughy foods like Doughnuts or Beignets. So you're limited to breaded or dry-seasoned items.

Portion sizes

You're also limited in terms of portion sizes, but we'll get into that a bit later. Towards the end of this article, we'll also discuss one particular task that Air Fryers do exceptionally well.

Pay for itself

While you’ll need to make an investment up front when you think of all the money you’d normally spend on takeaways and eating out, it could pay for itself in no time. 

Do Air Fryers save electricity?

As Air Fryers cook quite quickly compared to your oven (with no preheating time) don’t have as much internal space to heat up and aren’t usually on for as long, they are generally cheaper to use than your main Oven. Good news if you’re trying to use less energy at home.

Can you put foil in an Air Fryer?

If you want to keep your Air Fryer cleaner or stop flavourful juices dripping away, the short answer is yes. But only in the basket, where it will be weighed down with the food you’re cooking, and ideally, don’t cover too many holes in the basket as that will hamper the air circulation and stop your food cooking as evenly. 

Also, don’t put foil at the bottom of your Air Fryer as you don’t want it blowing around and coming into contact with the heating element. Perforated parchment paper is probably a better bet if you have to use anything at all.

How do you clean an Air Fryer?

Because you use virtually no Oil during cooking, Air Fryers are relatively easy to clean. On most models, the crisper drawer and tray can be removed and simply hand-washed in hot soapy water. To clean the base unit and control panel, wipe with a clean, damp cloth and dry thoroughly before storing. 

Which Air Fryer is best for me?

Well, you need to ask yourself some questions. What’s your budget? How many people will you be cooking for? Do you want to cook two different kinds of food at once? How much space do you have? Do you need to do more than air fry? 

Are Air Fryers more Healthy? 

One of the main selling points of Air Fryers is that foods cooked in them are healthier than foods cooked in a Deep-Fryer, because an Air Fryer uses less Oil. 

We know that all cooking Oils are pretty healthy. As long as you're not frying your foods in Vegetable Shortening or Lard, there's nothing particularly unhealthy about the Oil that goes in a Deep-Fryer.

Oil has calories 

Of course, oil has calories and while calories themselves are not unhealthy, if you're looking to cut calories, using less oil might be a good idea. 

Well, that depends. When cooked at the proper temperature (between 350° and 375°F), deep-fried foods actually absorb very little oil. 

In other words, the amount of added calories from deep-frying is negligible. French Fries are just a high-calorie food, whether they're cooked in Oil or not.

Do Air Fryers Make Tasty Food? 

What's more meaningful is whether the food cooked in an Air Fryer tastes good. If the food that goes in is tasty, it'll be tasty. But again, the issue with foods like French Fries, Chicken Wings, and Tater Tots is never that they don't taste good enough. 

The issue with those foods, to the extent there is an issue, has more to do with health, as well as convenience. Deep-frying might be the best way to cook conventional fried foods, but mucking about with Oil isn't all that convenient.

Are Air Fryers Convenient? 

One issue with Air Fryers is their capacity. Because they work via the principle of convection, there has to be adequate space between the individual items for the hot air to flow evenly around them. 

Small batches at a time

Therefore, to get nicely browned food, you won't be able to fill up the basket. And that means cooking small batches at a time.

That's not a problem, unless you need to feed more than two people at a time. 

Also, depending on the food, cooking time can approach 30 minutes per batch (with frequent shaking of the basket to ensure even cooking), so hopefully those two people aren't super hungry 

The best bit - reheating previously fried foods

One task that Air Fryers seem to be well-suited for is reheating previously fried foods. 

Unlike the Oven or Microwave, which will turn crispy things soggy, the hot, convection effect of an Air Fryer is just the thing to reheat crispy foods so that they stay crispy. 

Just to whet your appetite here are a few of the most popular Air Fryer Recipes to start you thinking:

• Air Fryer Skirt Steak (Carne Asada)
The marinade turns this tough Cut of Beef into a juicy and flavourful Air Fryer Skirt Steak! Perfect for busy weeknights.
Preparation time 10 mins - plus 4 hrs marinating : Cooking time 10 mins. Click here for Onglet Steak
(Click here  for recipe)

• Air Fryer Roast Beef
Easy Air Fryer Roast Beef only takes minutes to prep for a tender, juicy dish that’s sure to impress! Perfect for holidays, special occasions, or just because.
Preparation time 5 mins : Cooking time 40 mins - plus resting. Click here for  Topside of Beef
(Click here  for recipe)

• Air Fryer Lamb Chops
Air Fryer Lamb Chops, a quick and healthy Air Fryer Meat dish recipe with a light and fresh Mint, Citrus, and Herb marinade. Gluten-free
Preparation/Cooking time 32 mins. Click here for  Lamb Loin Chops
(Click here  for recipe)

• Air Fryer Lamb Shanks Recipe
The Lamb Shanks infuse with the flavour of the seasoning and cook to be deliciously tender. They are delicious on their own, but I recommend making some side dishes to go with them. Personally, I love to eat them with some mashed Potato and Gravy.
Preparation time 10 mins : Cooking time 1 hr 20 mins. Click here for  Lamb Shanks
(Click here for recipe)

• Air Fryer Whole Chicken
A whole Chicken is roasted in the Air Fryer with seasoning and made with just 5 ingredients. 
Preparation time 5 mins : Cooking time 55 mins. Click here for  Church Hill Farm Chicken,   Special Reserve Chicken,   Otter Valley Organic Chicken
(Click here for recipe)

• Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
Homemade Chicken Tenders coated in an airy, crispy Panko Breadcrumbs and made in just 15 minutes.
Preparation time 5 mins : Cooking time 10 mins. Click here for  Chicken Tenders
(Click here for recipe)

• Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas 
Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas are coated in Chili Lime seasoning for a spicy flavourful dinner.
Preparation time 10 mins : Cooking time 10 mins. Click here for  Chicken Breast Fillets
(Click here for recipe)

• Air Fryer Chicken
Use an Air Fryer to make these easy Chicken Thighs and add the seasoning or Sauce of your choice. It's an easy way to cook Chicken when you're busy
Preparation time 5 mins : Cooking time 35 - 45 mins. Click here for  Chicken Thighs
(Click here  for recipe)

• Air Fryer Fried Chicken
Crispy, juicy, Southern Fried Chicken Legs made with Buttermilk in the Air Fryer and without excess grease and Oil!
Preparation time 10 mins : Cooking time 30 mins. Click here for  Chicken Thighs,   Chicken Drumsticks
(Click here for recipe)

• Healthy Air Fryer Chicken and Veggies 
This nutritious Air Fryer Chicken and Veggies recipe is so easy to make and full of flavour. It makes a complete and healthy low-carb or keto meal in under 20 minutes!
Preparation time 5 mins : Cooking time 15 mins. Click here for  Hand Diced Chicken
(Click here for recipe)

• Air Fryer Sausages  - by Samuel Goldsmith
Cook Sausages quickly and easily using an Air Fryer and without the need for additional Oil
Preparation time 2 mins : Cooking time 10 -15 mins. Click here for  Directors Sausages,   Godfreys Original Lincolnshires,   Lincolnshire Sausages,   Pork and Apple Sausages,   Pork and Leek Sausages
(Click here  for recipe)


• Air-fryer Pigs in Blankets  - by Samuel Goldsmith
Make homemade Christmas Pigs in Blankets easily by using your Air Fryer. 
Preparation time 5 mins : Cooking time 10- 12  mins. Click here for  Pigs in Blankets
(Click here for recipe)

• Air Fryer Bone-In Pork Chops with Breading
The perfect way to make crispy breaded Pork Chops in the Air Fryer that turn out moist and juicy.
Preparation time 5 mins : Cooking time 8 mins.  Click here for  Pork Loin Chops
(Click here for recipe)

• Stuffed Pork Chops in the Air Fryer
If you need an easy dish that’s sure to wow your family, stuffed Pork Chops in the Air Fryer are always a winner! Savoury, full of flavour, and ready in 30 minutes.
Preparation time 10 mins : Cooking time 18 mins - plus resting. Click here for  Pork Loin Chops
(Click here for recipe)

• Air Fryer Pork Roast
Air Fryer Pork Roast is so juicy and delicious, no one will believe how easy it is to make! Minimal hands-on prep time means you aren’t stuck in the kitchen for hours.
Preparation time 10 mins : Cooking time 1 hr - plus chilling and  resting time. Click here for  Boneless Loin of Pork
(Click here for recipe)

• Air Fryer Bacon
Cook Bacon in an Air Fryer to achieve a crispy texture with less fat. The perfect Bacon sandwich starts here
Preparation time 2 mins : Cooking time 4 – 10 mins. Click here for  Tamworth Smoked Back Bacon, Tamworth Unsmoked Back Bacon,   Tamworth Smoked Streaky Bacon,   Tamworth Unsmoked Streaky Bacon
(Click here for recipe)

As we said at the beginning - we are not totally convinced this is going to be an established Method of Cooking - but there is a lot of talking about it - especially with the current Cost of Living issues - so now you have more information to chew over

Do let us know your stories - so we can add to the information and share with other Godfreys customers. 

The full list of Air Fryer Recipes for Beef , Lamb , Poultry , Handmade Sausages , Pork  and  Bacon & Gammon are now Live – and available by clicking here

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