How to Air Fry with Instant Pot
Air frying in an Instant Pot is a great way to get the taste and texture of deep-fried foods without the extra fat and calories. Plus, it’s an easy and quick way to cook vegetables, chicken, fish, and even desserts. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use an Instant Pot to air fry:
Step 1: Prepare Your Food
The first thing you want to do is prepare your ingredients. Cut vegetables and meats into individual pieces, if desired. Then coat each piece in oil, salt, and other desired spices. When all pieces are coated, set aside and move on to the next step.
Step 2: Put the Basket in the Instant Pot
Carefully place the Instant Pot’s air fryer basket in the inner pot and make sure it is secured in its proper position. If using the multi-cooker version of the Instant Pot, there will be an additional ‘dish’ that you will need to place inside the inner pot.
Step 3: Preheat the Air Fryer
Next, select ‘Air Fry’ on the display and then press ‘Start.’ The Instant Pot will preheat to the desired temperature. Depending on the model, the preheat time is usually around three minutes.
Step 4: Add Your Food to the Basket
Once the Instant Pot is preheated, carefully add your prepared food to the air fryer basket. Make sure to not overcrowd the basket as it can affect the overall cooking time and quality of the food.
Step 5: Select the Desired Cook Time and Temperature
Once your food is in the basket, select the desired cook time and temperature. The cooking time and temperature settings will vary depending on what type of food you are cooking.
Step 6: Cook and Enjoy
Now it’s time to air fry! Press ‘Start’ and cook until desired doneness. Once complete, carefully remove the air fryer basket and serve your freshly air-fried meal. Enjoy!
Tips for Air Frying with an Instant Pot
- Shake regularly: Be sure to shake the air fryer basket every few minutes to ensure even cooking.
- Choose the right accessories: Depending on the type of food you are air frying, you may need additional cooking accessories like a cake pan, steamer basket, or silicone mat.
- Experiment with timing and temperature: Different types of food require different temperatures and cook times. To ace the air frying process, you may need to adjust the cook time and temperature as necessary.
Air frying in an Instant Pot is a great way to get the taste and texture of deep-fried foods without the extra fat and calories. With just a few easy steps, you can create a delicious and nutritious meal your whole family will enjoy. Have fun and get creative by trying different ingredients and recipes!