Thursday, September 17, 2020

Air Fried Fish

 

I bought a package of flounder fish fillets from Costco.  I never ate flounder before so I was taking a chance.  It has a light, flaky texture and it is fine.  The recipe I used for my first taste of flounder is from www.beautyandthebenchpress.com.  She has a recipe for crispy, battered, air fried fish.  It turned out delicious.  The only things I did differently was not cut it up into sticks and added some dried parsley to the batter.  Here's the link to her original recipe: https://beautyandthebenchpress.com/air-fryer-fish-sticks/

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Cucumber Sandwiches


My buddy made these cucumber sandwiches and I decided to film her making them.  I don't have the recipe. But the ingredients include mayonnaise, cream cheese, salt, pepper, dill, and garlic powder, bread, and cucumbers. Basically, you slice the cucumbers up, slice the crusts off the bread, and cream the rest of the ingredients to be the glue to the sandwich.  Delicious!

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Sunday, September 13, 2020

Gochujang Cucumbers


My buddy had a bunch of cucumbers and gave me some.  I wasn't sure what to make with them and found a recipe online for gochujang cumbers.  It was quick and easy to prepare.  I added some hot chili oil and chopped them up instead of slicing.  I enjoyed it and ended up buying more cucumbers and making this again after I ate the first batch.

Here is the link to the original recipe from cooking with a wall flower. https://cookingwithawallflower.com/2020/04/08/gochujang-cucumbers/

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Easy Air Fried Eggplant


I made this with just three ingredients.  One of my friends gifted me a package of pork panko and I’ve been experimenting cooking with it. This is one of the recipes.

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggplants
  • 1 egg
  • pork panko (ground bread crumbs - enough to coat eggplant)
 Instructions:
  1. Rinse eggplants. 
  2. Slice into half-inch pieces.
  3. In a separate container, beat egg.
  4. In a separate container, pour out some pork panko.
  5. Dip eggplant pieces in egg, then in pork panko.
  6. Air fry for 15 minutes at 380 degrees.
  7. Enjoy!
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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Bell Pepper Relleno Experiment


Chili relleno is traditionally made with chilis, dipped in a batter consisting of flour, and fried in oil.  For this experiment,  I airfried green bell peppers, peeled the skins, removed the seeds and stems, and pan fried them with an egg mixture.  They were just okay.  But here's my recipe if you want to try this version.  Maybe you can make it better.  If so, share your secrets to the improvements with me.  I'd like to know.  Thanks!

Ingredients:
  • 6 green bell peppers
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash ground black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (I used colby and monterey jack)
  • 2 Tablespoons avocado oil
  • Salsa
Instructions:
  1. Rinse bell peppers.
  2. Air fry at 400 for 20 minutes, flipping over halfway through.
  3. Place into closed container for about 10 minutes to sweat.
  4. Peel skins off, remove seeds and stems.
  5. Put cheese in each bell pepper.
  6. In a separate bowl, beat eggs with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  7. Coat bell peppers in egg mixture.
  8. Add avocado oil to hot pan.
  9. Add bell peppers and cover.
  10. Cook for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  11. Serve with salsa.
  12. Enjoy!
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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Easy Air Fried Pumpkin



I love roasted pumpkin and tried air frying it this time.  It turned out better.  I really like the faster cook time, and the crispier, drier texture.  By dry, I don't mean that it's dried out.  I mean that it doesn't get soggy the way it does in the oven.  Any who, here's my recipe.

Ingredients:
  • 1 bag precut pumpkin (you can cut your own up if you prefer)
  • 5 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon onion powder
  • dash of salt
  • dash of pepper
Instructions:
  1. Put pumpkin in a bowl.
  2. Add remaining ingredients.
  3. Toss.
  4. Arrange in air fryer pan so that pieces are not overlapped.
  5. Air fry at 400 for 20 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!
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Monday, August 31, 2020

Scraps Chicken Broth Experiment



One day, I got a coupon on the bottom of my receipt for a free rotisserie chicken from Safeway.  I hadn't had that style of chicken for a while, so I enjoyed it.  Then I got another one from Costco.  I saved the carcasses along with vegetable scraps for this experiment.

I can picture one of my friends telling me to just throw all these carcasses and scraps out. Stop keeping the trash. LMAO! 😂 Girl, if you read this, you know I'm talking about you. It turned out good, but I think I should've added some celery.

Ingredients:

  • 2 rotisserie chicken carcasses
  • 1/2 gallon vegetable scraps (mine was mostly carrot peels)
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 dash of cracked black pepper
  • water - enough to fill pot leaving about an inch to the top
Instructions:
  1. Save scraps over time. lol!
  2. Prepare things as described above (chop onions, slice garlic).
  3. Throw everything in the slow cooker.
  4. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  5. Remove bones and vegetable scraps from broth.
  6. Enjoy! 
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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Broccoli Brussel Sprout Tots


Well, let me tell you, these were not amazing.  Perhaps it was because I decided to experiment with adding brussel sprouts.  Perhaps it was just not amazing to begin with.  I may never know.  I don't know if I'd like to try the original recipe that I wrote down.  I'm not sure if I was drunk when I wrote the original recipe down or what in the world happened.  I wrote that it came from a website called whatstheovenfor.com, but when I look for it, it doesn't exist. Wth?!

Anyway, here's my recipe:

Ingredients:
  • 3 cups frozen broccoli
  • 1 cup frozen brussel sprouts
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 3 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
Instructions:
  1. Prep ingredients as described above (chop, mince).
  2. Stir fry onions and garlic until onions are translucent.
  3. Add everything to food processor and process well.
  4. Shape into little pieces of shit.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
  6. Enjoy!
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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Pan Fried Portobello Mushroom and Kale Salad


I kept this pretty simple.

Mushrooms

Ingredients:
  • 1 package sliced portobello mushrooms (6 oz, approx 2 mushrooms)
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 Tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 dashes of salt
  • 2 dashes of cracked black pepper
Instructions:
  1. Lay mushroom slices out.
  2. Season each side with 1 Tablespoon of each of remaining ingredients.
  3. Add 2 Tablespoons of olive oil to pan.
  4. Pan fry mushrooms, turning every few minutes, until limp and browned.
  5. Enjoy!
Kale Salad

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups baby kale
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar 
  • 4 small tomatoes, halved
Instructions:
  1. Place kale, oil and vinegar in bowl.
  2. Massage until all wilted.
  3. Top with halved tomatoes.
  4. Enjoy!
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Friday, July 3, 2020

Airfried Chicken Wings and Kale Salad


My airfryer is supposed to be non-stick, but it is not.  I sprayed it with avocado oil before cooking and that did not help either. Hopefully your airfryer is non-stick because cleaning it is no fun.

I think the brand of chicken might matter for this.  I used the Safeway Signature brand and I think the skin is too thick. Maybe the chickens are bred different or maybe it needed more cooking time.  I read a variety of recipes online to figure out the timing.  The chicken was cooked well, but the skin was not particularly palatable to me.

Airfried Chicken Wings

Ingredients:
  • 9 chicken wings
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 Tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper (optional)
  • dash of dried parsley
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • avocado oil spray for airfryer
Instructions:
  1. Defrost chicken.
  2. Pat chicken dry.
  3. Add remaining ingredients to chicken.
  4. Toss well ensuring that chicken is coated with seasonings.
  5. Spray airfryer pan with oil.
  6. Arrange chicken in pan, making sure not to overlap pieces.
  7. Airfry for 20 minutes at 375 degrees, then 10 minutes at 400.
  8. Enjoy!
Kale Salad 

Ingredients:
  • 2-3 cups baby kale
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons parmesan cheese
 Instructions:
  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl.
  2. Massage until slightly wilted.
  3. Enjoy!
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