Look, we all know that fried food tastes amazing. But the guilt that we feel after eating something so delicious but so bad for us is terrible. The fat, the calories, the mess and danger of frying food in your own home puts most people off frying at home. But what if we told you there was a way to enjoy that fried food flavor without any of the boiling oil? Well, there is a way: air frying! Air fryers are a new up-and-coming kitchen appliance that allows you to enjoy the flavor and texture of fried foods without the fat, calories, and mess of traditional frying methods. They use forced hot air to “fry” foods – making them crispy and delicious – without the oil. Using your air fryer, you can create restaurant quality food cheaper and healthier than ever before. Celebrity chef, Todd English, has created a user-friendly, fun cookbook using the air fryer than anyone can do at home. This is the first and only air fryer cookbook on the market, and we were lucky enough to snag some delicious and amazing recipes to share with our loyal readers: ZUCCHINI-PARMESAN CHIPS (Makes 2 servings) INGREDIENTS 2 medium zucchini 1 tablespoon salt ½ cup Italian-seasoned Breadcrumbs (page 143) ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1 large egg, beaten Canola oil cooking spray Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste DIRECTIONS Slice the zucchini into thin discs using a mandoline slicer or as thinly as possible with a knife. Toss the zucchini slices with the salt and let drain in a colander for 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with cold water to get rid of excess salt. Then lay the zucchini slices on paper towels and pat dry. In a shallow bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese. Dip the zucchini slices in the egg, then dredge on each side in the breadcrumbs to coat thoroughly. Spray on each side with canola oil. Place the slices in the basket of the air fryer, making sure they don’t overlap. Air fry in batches at 390º F until crispy, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. CREDIT: From The Air Fryer Cookbook by Todd English. Copyright © 2016 by the author and reprinted by permission of St. Martin’s Press. 45 Responses Tricia Andrews January 25, 2016 These look delicious! I am always trying to find new ways to prepare zucchini in the summer! Reply kari January 25, 2016 No, but I’d love to try one. Reply Gaye McGill January 25, 2016 I have not yet tried an air fryer, but would love to. Reply Kathy January 25, 2016 I’ve been wanting to buy one for awhile now. Reply Kerry January 24, 2016 never- dont own one Reply Alison K January 24, 2016 I’ve never used an air fryer Reply Meryl Gerner January 24, 2016 I’ve never used an air fryer Reply michelle January 24, 2016 never heard of it, would be good to try Reply Sharon cubic January 24, 2016 I have never used an air fryer, but would love to try one. Reply Deanna Burleson January 24, 2016 Seen them but have never use one. Reply Tyra January 24, 2016 Air fryer sounds good! Reply Laura January 24, 2016 No. I have never used an air fryer. On the list to try now. Reply tam January 22, 2016 haven’t used but looks great! Reply Terry Poage January 22, 2016 I have never used an air fryer. still using a deep fryer or frying in a skillet. Reply Kayce Crews January 22, 2016 No, I’ve never used an air fryer Reply Chelsea January 22, 2016 No I haven’t!!! I mean who doesn’t love a good crisp? I’d love to try it. Reply Greg Archibald January 22, 2016 No I have not used nor heard of an air fryer but if the food is half as good as regular fried food then I’m all for it. Reply Sharday L January 22, 2016 I’ve never even heard of an air fryer until just now. But now I really want one! Those zucchini chips look delicious!! Reply Renee Rousseau January 22, 2016 I’ve never used an air fryer but I have it bookmarked on my Amazon page. I am afraid to commit because it is so expensive and I haven’t found anyone who has tried it. Great premise though! Reply jen ritz January 22, 2016 I love this twist on fried zucchini ! Yum Reply Kevin Hiles January 22, 2016 a couple times, they are a healthy way to cook meals,,,,less fat and grease,,,,,,,the only real problem is it take 3x as long to cook your food,,,,, Reply Chris January 22, 2016 I’ve never tried an air dryer before. I’ve now learned about something new! Reply Carolsue January 22, 2016 I have never used an air fryer, but I have really been wanting to try one! Reply Tamme Booth January 22, 2016 Not yet, but the chips sure look tasty! Reply Dunia Goncalves January 22, 2016 I haven’t but have wanted to try it Reply Kay B January 22, 2016 never used one or even heard of one before now. Reply sandy weinstein January 22, 2016 no i have never heard of one. Reply Erin Del Toro January 22, 2016 No but would love to try one! Reply Sally Annee Morgan January 21, 2016 No, I’ve never used one but ever since I saw these, I have wanted one! I think the way that it cooks is really AWESOME! I think it would keep me on the path of healthy eating! Thanks for the fabulous giveaway & opportunity!! Reply Sally Annee Morgan January 21, 2016 Oh my goodness, no never used or had one, but I have wanted one since the day I seen it!! @Spa Week, you would bring my wish come true if you gave this to me! I think these are absolutely cool that way it cooks, I love healthy cooking so it sure would be beneficial!! Thanks for this fabulous giveaway & the opportunity! Reply Christina C. January 21, 2016 I have used it at my cousin’s house. Reply Dee January 21, 2016 I have not used an air fryer. I would love to try it one day Reply Dorothea Collington January 21, 2016 No , I haven’t but can’t wait to see and taste the difference. Reply adrienne z January 21, 2016 I never even heard of an air fryer but it sounds like something I would use alot!!! Reply Mary Rodwicz January 21, 2016 No but wow after seeing & reading this… I absolutely have to ! @alongcamemary1 Reply Swapandeep Singh January 21, 2016 no Reply Dominique January 21, 2016 No, never. Reply Suzanne January 21, 2016 Never used an air fryer! Reply Peggy Miller January 21, 2016 I never have, but with my family’s history of heart disease, I should. Reply CHARITY JAMES January 21, 2016 Yes, I have used an air fryer and it worked pretty well. I am not a fan of fried foods so it was better than traditional frying. Reply patricia January 21, 2016 No, but this sounds interesting! Reply Susan P. January 20, 2016 I have never used an air fryer but it looks interesting! Reply GAR January 20, 2016 No I have not Reply Joann January 20, 2016 No, I have never used an air fryer, but after reading this article, will be looking at them more closely Reply amy stonger January 20, 2016 No, I have not used an air fryer but sounds interesting. Reply Start a Conversation Cancel a Conversation Connect with Enter your WordPress.com blog URL http://.wordpress.com Proceed Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.