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Cookbook Review: “175 Best Air Fryer Recipes” by Camilla Saulsbury

Air-frying is a method of cooking that is healthier than traditional frying methods because it produces similar results with a lot less oil. With Camilla Saulsbury’s 175 Best Air Fryer Recipes, you can easily get started using an air-fryer a variety of fried foods with much less oil, as well as some other recipes you might not expect.

Cookbook Review: "175 Best Air Fryer Recipes" by Camilla Saulsbury

Summary of 175 Best Air Fryer Recipes

If you don’t the first thing about air frying, you’re in good hands with this book. It starts off with the basics: What air frying is, how to select and care for an air fryer and a guide to ingredients you’ll want in your pantry.

Then come the recipes, starting with the “Top 20 Fried Favorites” such as Classic French Fries, Onion Rings, and Buttermilk Fried Chicken. The rest of the book is organized much like other cookbooks:

  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Appetizers and Snacks
  • Entrées
  • Vegetables and Sides
  • Desserts
  • Sauces, Dips and More

Because an air fryer is simple a self-contained convection oven, you can do a lot more than fry foods in it and Saulsbury gives you plenty of options, such as omelets, seafood, roasted vegetables, and even brownies.

What Worked for Me

175 Best Air Fryer Recipes is meant to be used. The recipes are well organized and in a larger font. The cover and pages are soft enough that most pages stay open, and the color photography, which is printed on thicker, less flexible paper, is kept to a minimum.

What I’d Love to See in the Second Edition

Not everyone can afford — or has the space for — an air fryer, but these recipes look so good. It would be nice to either have alternative methods for each recipe, or at least a section on how to translate the recipe to use a more traditional oven. Research showed me that getting the same results as an air fryer can be possible with other, more common kitchen appliances.

Recommendation

If you have — or are planning to get — an air fryer, this is an excellent cookbook to get you started. I’d be willing to bet that all the recipes you had in mind for your air fryer, are in here. And the book is easy to use, so beginners can use it effectively.

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Specs

Full Title: 175 Best Air Fryer Recipes
Author: Camilla V. Saulsbury
Format: 288 pages
Publisher: Robert Rose
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0778805514
ISBN-13: 978-0778805519

"175 Best Air Fryer Recipes" by Camilla Saulsbury cover

Pick up your copy on Amazon.com here.

NOTE: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. If you’ve read past book reviews, you’ll know that I don’t pull my punches when I believe they are warranted. I also try to provide balanced information so you can make your own decision to read or not read the book, even if you disagree with my opinion.

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About the author

Carma Spence has been experimenting in the kitchen since she was four years old and loves trying out new recipe ideas. She is the author of Bonkers for Bundt Cakes and Your Perfect Pie, as well as author and contributor to several more non-food-related books. With Carma's Cookery, she is taking her passion for empowering people and blending it with her passion for cooking, gift-giving and entertaining.

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