Cooking at home has become increasingly popular over the last few decades and particularly in recent years, with many of us embracing our inner cordon blues. The closure of several high-street restaurants has indicated that the British public are turning to their own kitchens for healthier and cheaper meals.
One of the latest innovations dominating many kitchens across the country (and indeed the world!) is the air fryer and brands like Daewoo are leading the way in creating various models to suit differing budgets and other needs.
A healthier alternative to the traditional deep fat fryer, the air fryer is the answer to enjoying your favourite fried foods, their taste and their texture, but without actually ‘frying’ them….
Air fryers cook food by distributing air evenly across the small air fryer space and use little or no fat. The hot air chamber creates a crisp texture on the outside of the food and a soft consistency when you take a bite. A multi-purpose appliance, the air fryer can cook, bake, ‘fry’ and roast.
Need some recipe inspiration for using your Daewoo Halogen air fryer? Here are some of our top picks.
Chickpeas have become immensely popular since veganism and vegetarianism has grown and one of the most popular styles of food of this year is Lebanese food.
Chickpeas are a staple of Lebanese food and a versatile ingredient. This is truly a recipe for everyone, being vegan and gluten, soy and oil-free.
The combination of maple syrup, smoked paprika and garlic powder gives a wonderful rich flavour, perfect for popping on top of some hummus or to enjoy with avocado on toast as well as in a falafel wrap. Check out the recipe here.
Use your leftover rice from last night’s curry to make these tasty arancini balls. Whilst this is a recipe that requires a bit of prep time (you will need to set aside 1-2 hours cooling time) it’s a great recipe to impress your friends and family.
If you’re looking for a gluten-free version, use Lundberg White Arborio Rice which is a certified gluten-free product. These bite-sized balls are an explosion of flavour and use only a single tablespoon of oil when cooked in the air fryer. Take a look here for the method and recipe.
Calling all you meat eaters! Steak and mushrooms have long been a winning combination. This steak bite and mushrooms air fryer recipe will give a lovely charred exterior and melt-in-the-mouth inside texture. Serve with air fryer roast potatoes if you’re looking for a carb-based side dish to accompany.
You’ll only have to use 2 tablespoons of butter for 3 servings, making this a low-fat meal. Place in the air fryer for between 10-18 minutes and make sure you shake and flip the steak and mushrooms twice during the cooking process. If you want to check how well your steak is done a few times, add on an extra 2-5 minutes cooking time. Can't wait to try this out? Click here!
Straight-up and simple, this air fryer fish recipe is a great way of transforming the British favourite of beer battered fish into a healthier and less messy alternative. Traditional frying with a deep fat fryer can create a mess because of the volume of oil used and clearing up afterwards can also be problematic for those without much time on their hands when it comes to prepping and clearing up after eating.
You won’t have to compromise on texture, as the fish will stay perfectly crispy on the outside and flaky on the inside. Cut out using vast amount of oil serve with the classic accompaniment of tartar sauce and lemon wedges. Take a look at the air fryer fish recipe today.
A healthy side dish that could be enjoyed with any of the recipes listed above, these air fryer vegetables can be adapted to suit you, depending on what your favourite veggies are.
The Mediterranean flavours are created using balsamic vinegar, a very small amount of olive oil and minced garlic.
Daewoo are a long established brand who have been a market leader in the electronics sector for a number of years, founded in 1987.
Daewoo’s Halogen air fryers are a cost-effective way of enjoying the foods you love but with less guilt on your shoulders, as cooking in the air fryer reduces the fat content of a meal by up to 80%.
To give you an idea of size when it comes to choosing a fryer, a 17 litre fryer is around the capacity you would need for a family of 4-6.
The Daewoo Halogen fryer also uses less energy to cook your food than a regular oven and does not need to be pre-heated.
Simply turn in on and place the food you wish to cook inside pretty much instantaneously - you won’t have to wait more than 3 minutes for it to reach optimum temperature.
Daewoo air fryers are kitted out with safety features such as the oven not functioning when the handle is in an upward position, so that the lid can’t be picked up during use.
One of the stand-out features that separates the Daewoo Halogen models from other brands is their glass exterior.
Keep a close eye on your food whilst you’re completing other stages of your meal by simply glancing over to look through the glass. No need to keep opening the lid and checking manually.
Some Halogen air fryers come with the added bonus of accessories and this includes the Daewoo Deluxe.
When you purchase this model, you’ll find and extension ring, mesh trays and rack set included – the latter is particularly useful if you’re planning on cooking multiple dishes at once.
The Deluxe model is super easy to clean, incorporating a self;-cleaning function. Fill the fryer’s cooking bowl with warm water and washing-up soap and select the ‘Thaw Wash’ setting on the temperature dial.