For so many of us, an end-of-summer excursion to the beach is the quintessential way to wind down your annual vacation. Whether you’re spending a week at a shore house or just a long weekend with friends, there’s nothing quite as relaxing as an evening on a porch that overlooks the water.
While on vacation, many will try their hand at fishing to see if they’ve got the skills to fill their family’s dinner plates. It will soon become apparent who does, and who should be entrusted with making a run to the local grocery store. Either way, you can get the ingredients for a seafood feast the whole family will love! Consider adding potatoes for hand-made fries, and you can offer your family a healthier version of the classic British dish of fish and chips.
They key word here is “healthier” and this is accomplished through the use of an air fryer. These appliances, which require little, or no, oil for frying, instead circulate super-heated air that browns and crisps food much the same way a traditional deep fryer would. The primary difference is that an oil less fryer doesn’t force you to use cups of artery-clogging oil during the cooking process. By foregoing this unhealthy ingredient, you’ll be able to prepare a seasonal take on fish and chips with your air fryer.
Below, you’ll find a recipe for fish and chips that can be prepared in a fraction of the time with your oil less fryer!
– 10-ounce cod filet
– 1 cup of panko
– 1 teaspoon of white pepper
– 1 cup of tempura batter
– 1 cup of cole slaw
– 2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro
– 1 lemon cut into wedges
1) Cut the cod filets into long 2-ounce pieces and season with salt and pepper.
2) Dip each piece of cod into the tempura batter then dredge in the panko.
3) Place the breaded cod into the basket of your air fryer and close. Press the “M” button to scroll to the “French Fry” button and set the time for 10 minutes. Press the “Power” button.
4) Half-way through the cooking cycle, turn the fish sticks.
5) Once the timer has elapsed, remove the fish stick from your oil less fryer.
6) Spread some cole slaw and a squeeze of lemon onto the fish. Top with chopped cilantro.
– 2 russet potatoes
– 1 tablespoon of olive oil
– 1 tablespoon of sea salt
– 0.5 teaspoon of black pepper
1) Blanch the potatoes in water until tender.
2) Let cool, then cut into fries.
3) Toss with olive oil and salt and pepper.
4) Place the potatoes into the basket of your air fryer. Press the “M” button.
5) Scroll to the “French Fries” icon.
6) Press the “Power” button and adjust cooking time to 18 minutes at 400 degrees.
7) Half-way through cooking, toss the fries then shake periodically.
When combining these two finished products, you’ll have a healthier take on a traditional British dish that the English have enjoyed for more than 100 years. The only difference is that you’ve prepared something far healthier than the greasier versions found overseas.