Air fryers machines give wider varieties of oils and fats to be used for cooking the food in it. On the other hand, they require really small quantities to be used each time so you’d probably go for small bottles, which need to be stored in the fridge. But what are the fats that can be used for cooking in the hot fryers? Here’s a list of my six preferred ones:
This is better if used in the second part of cooking or better say the last 5 minutes before taking out the fried vegetables out of the best air fryer. Why so? The almond oil has a particularity: it gives a nice, toasted almonds taste to the food, but the heat can easily destroy it. If used on the food while being fried for just a few minutes, the taste doesn’t go away. It is mostly used on green vegies like broccoli or green beans. Use just one tablespoon for a little taste but not for pure frying purposes.
This is also used not for pure frying or other cooking methods purposes, rather than for adding some interesting flavor to the already cooked food. It needs to be stored in the fridge and you can take it out 10 minutes before using it to spray your food.
This is another valid option if you want to spray your food with some tasty oil. When it becomes really solid it takes the shape and taste of coconut butter. It is mainly used to prepare Asian recipes and gets stored in the fridge. You will need to use it in the room temperature so you’ll need to take it out of the fridge almost 10 minutes before using it. It is not strongly suggested by nutritionists but don’t worry if you are going to use it occasionally and in small quantities.
This is really convenient and calorie saving considering that one tablespoon works miracles like 3 or 4 would. It stores kind of soft so it can be used immediately after taken out f the fridge and is really tasty. It doesn’t get bad if heated, thus, it becomes an excellent option for cooking food in the Actifry or other air fryers.
This oil is mostly used to give and extra flavor to dishes like risotto, cooked eggplants or simple potatoes. Of course, it also needs to be stored in the fridge for a longer lasting life.
The one and only: olive oil! It is well known for its nutritious effects in the human body and is mostly used for spraying already cooked vegetables, salad or other kinds of food. It is also used for cooking purposes sometimes but its quality of evaporating while heating makes it less convenient as you’d need to really use more quantity than other fats to heat your pan. Instead, if the food is already dipped in the cooking machine or hot pan, it doesn’t evaporate that quickly, but he olive oil gets absorbed quickly especially from vegies like eggplants, peppers etc.