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).
In the past few years, fried pickles have become a trendy appetizer for a variety of chain restaurants. However, when you’re trying to be healthy, these mouth-puckering delights are not always an option.
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.
With low-carb diets that eliminate gluten on the rise, more and more people are searching for that perfect pasta substitute. While most people opt for “zoodles”, made from cold zucchini, I much prefer the savory-sweet flavor and hot temperature of spaghetti squash. There are various ways to prepare spaghetti squash, from the oven to the slow cooker, but my personal favorite method is in the air fryer. Which begs the question of how to cook spaghetti squash in the air fryer. We’re so glad you asked!
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.