I’ve been sent an Air Fryer, something very on trend judging by Instagram and TikTok. I chose the ‘Ninja’ brand as I already have a coffee maker by them which I’m very happy with. This particular model is large, with two frying ‘drawers’ so I can use it for the supper club.
My testing of the air fryer has piqued the curiosity of everybody from my mum to followers on social media. I made chips, using only a fraction of the oil I would normally use. I then decided to really put it through its paces by making one of my favourite dishes: fried aubergines (eggplants). This vegetable is a literal sponge for oil, hence I don’t cook it very often. I love the contrast of the soft pale insides and the crispy purple skin. The result is it came up trumps. I had a large bowl of aubergine fried sticks using only a couple of teaspoons of olive oil rather than the vat I’d normally use!