It was always a treat growing up to have cube steak for dinner. We were always on a budget so any kind of “steak” seemed special. Although they aren’t the best cut of meat, if prepared properly, they are quite tasty. With a tiny amount of seasoning, you can make a great sandwich, or cut the cube steak for recipes.
Making hard-boiled eggs isn’t difficult, but perfecting hard-boiled eggs is easier said than done. My previous go-to method was to add the eggs to a pot, fill it with water, then bring the water to a boil. As soon as the water went to a rapid boil, I would turn off the burner and let the eggs and water cool down. This method works well, but it requires a sufficient amount of time and the eggs can be difficult to peel. Annoyingly difficult (says my husband who has no fingernails to speak of).
Although the fried bologna sandwich is not everyone’s cup of tea, it was a childhood staple for me growing up. As a latchkey kid, it was something easy to make right after school to tide me over until dinner. And fried bologna is head and shoulders better than cold bologna. Back then, we only had a skillet to fry the bologna. These days, you can use an air fryer to fry your bologna.
Every time I go to a ballpark or a fair, I seek out the giant soft pretzels. Warm soft pretzels with lots of salt are my thing, and although some like their soft pretzels with mustard and some like them with cheese, we can all agree – soft pretzels rock.
Every now and then I check out the frozen food section at my local grocery store to see if they have anything that I have not yet tried to air fry. On one recent trip, I discovered frozen tamales so I bought them to try preparing them in an air fryer.
Recently, I wondered if we could cook SPAM in the air fryer (yes, the meat in the can). It’s not a regular staple in my diet, but I like it and it does get a bad rap. When I thought about it, of course, you can cook spam in an air fryer. Air fryers are good for anything but soup and cereal.
The Brätwurst sausage has been in existence since the middle ages, from the German city of Nuremberg. Brat (finely ground meat) and wurst (sausage) has some 40 variations, and they all air-fry perfectly. (Okay, we haven’t tried all 40 variations in the air fryer but we have faith!)
We grew squash while growing up because zucchini is one of my mother’s favorites vegetables. She would often stew tomatoes and zucchini together, making it one of the food staples of my childhood. If there was zucchini on the vine, it would be eaten.
I typically buy the huge bag of frozen shredded hash browns when grocery shopping. But recently, I found these Southwest hash brown patties in the frozen food section of my local Kroger and had to give them a try.
Have you ever wanted to know how to cook a frozen burrito in your air fryer? You should, because toaster ovens cook too slow, and microwaves have a tendency to make the burrito insides ooze all over the place. In just a few minutes you can have the perfect frozen burrito.
I like how our normal waffle fries turned out, so I was excited to try these Alexia sweet potato waffle fries in the air fryer. Sometimes sweet potatoes can burn in the air fryer, but I managed to keep the burning down with a few air frying tricks.
I do admit that I love Dr. Praeger’s foods, so when I saw Dr. Praeger’s Kale Puffs, I had to try and air fry them. Why not?