A couple of weeks ago I took delivery of this swanky new VonShef air fryer.
To say the Christie boys were excited is an understatement. You see we have never ever had a fryer. I hate the smell of deep fat fryers. They have probably evolved over the years, but in my endeavour for healthy cooking they were something that just never fit our family. But teens love fried food! And this air fryer onion bhaji recipe that I am going to share today is fab. Perfect for snacking teens, and accompanying curries.
Pre air fryer, I adapted recipes so that the boys could have healthy alternatives. But there are some things that just have to be fried. And using an air fryer is the perfect way to get the best of both worlds. However the difference with an air fryer is that you only use 1 teaspoon of oil. I have even used fry-light in mine.
The benefits of a VonShef air fryer are that you can have healthy alternatives to fried food.
We have spent a few weeks testing it out, and the results are in; it is great for home-made fries and wedges, however the best results we have achieve, we have boiled the fries first so they are soft. See potatoes wedges are amazing cooked in the air-fryer. I am still working on perfecting the timings of homemade fried chicken (the holy grail) and have had some great results but just need to perfect the recipe before I share it.
It is also great for pre bought products such as onion rings, fresh chicken goujons and onion bhajis. But for me the aim of this fryer, and although pre bought food cooks perfectly in it. The aim is to perfect homemade recipes. And where I can make meals and snacks from scratch.
So last week when I was cooking a homemade curry I decided I would have a try at onion bhajis. And you know what? This air fryer onion bhaji recipe is quick, easy and tastes delicious. Not only that they are cheap to make. They can also be pre made if you have guests coming and be warmed up later. So are perfect for dinner parties or nibbles.