About a month ago I was sent an Avalon Bay Air Fryer from Air and Water to test out. I was pretty excited as I first learned about air fryer technology at the Big Summer Potluck 4 a couple of summers ago. Since we have gotten it, I’ve been experimenting like crazy.
First of all let me say that I was worried that it would be just one more thing to find a space for in my kitchen. And honestly, it holds a welcome place. It has a fabulous handle that makes it very portable and fits easily in a cabinet below our island.
Another reservation that I had about this machine was how easy it was to clean. That is another big one for me. I HATE applicances that have tons of nooks and crannies making it hard to clean them. I assure you, the Avalon Bay Air Fryer is not one of them. There are two removable parts that need to be cleaned and they easily can be placed in the dishwasher or hand washed. Easily.
Okay, now that I got that out of the way, let’s chat about cooking in it. I have done some experimenting and I still am not done with it. It is an appliance that is extremely easy to use but one that you definitely need to play around with when it comes to cooking times/temps to get the perfect recipe if you are cooking from scratch. If you are cooking frozen foods, go on ahead…it works perfectly! It even cooks faster than the oven and I imagine uses a bit less energy too (though I am not entirely sure;).
Here are some of my thoughts on the machine and a peek at the first thing we cooked in it (not the quiche – for that you’ll need to wait until the end!):
Next I tested out some fish sticks made from fresh cod from Whole Foods. They turned out really good. Much like breaded fish though so I need to perfect this recipe a bit.
And then… I whipped up a quiche. It was a test. And it was perfect. Literally perfect.
I grabbed a ramekin, put all of the ingredients in, whisked with a fork and cooked in the Air Fryer. Perfection came out. An egg souffle of sorts though it reminded me much of fresh veggie quiches I enjoy making. I seriously am so in love with this recipe. Every morning I spend time making breakfast for everyone else. I am making these the night before and popping them in the Air Fryer in the a.m. while I am making everyone else’s breakfast!!
So here’s the recipe!
Now here’s the extra special treat! Well, I have two! First is that there are a bunch of other bloggers sharing their Air Fryer recipes today so stock up. Of course you can always follow them on Facebook to find more. The next treat is that there is a code for $15 off your purchase of the Avalon Bay Air Fryer! It is: “oilfree”
Sriracha & Honey Tossed Calamari by Colleen of Souffle Bombay
Philly Cheesesteak Eggrolls by Sarah of How I Pinch A Penny
Air Fryer Breaded Raviolis by Linda of Giggles Gobbles & Gulps
Coconut Shrimp with Spicy Marmalade Dipping Sauce by Kellie of The Suburban Soapbox
Lemony Green Beans by Heather of Real: The Kitchen and Beyond
Air Fryer Baked Parsley Potatoes from Courtney of Courtney’s Sweets
Skinny Chicken Chilaquiles from Noelle of Opera Singer In The Kitchen
Air Fryer One Dish Crustless Tomato & Onion Quiche from Lauryn of The Vintage Mom
Nutella Apple Pies by Larisha of We’re Parents