Air Fry Genius: 100+ New Recipes for Every Air Fryer

Air Fry Genius: 100+ New Recipes for Every Air Fryer

by Meredith Laurence


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The Blue Jean Chef turns her culinary genius onto the latest hot cooking appliance trend—Air Frying!

Brand new to Air-frying or already loving your Air Fryer? Air Fry Genius is your ultimate guide to mastering Air-Frying and becoming a genius in your kitchen. Create healthier, delicious meals quickly with less guilt and easy clean up.

Including 100+ recipes—from wholesome breakfasts to decadent desserts, and each paired with color photos—Air Fry Genius also includes Meredith Laurence's signature tips and tricks for getting the most out of your air fryer using frying, roasting, and baking techniques to create healthier, faster, and less messy meals to impress your family and friends.

Those new to air frying will love Air Fry Genius's "Easy" recipes for beginners, along with tips on how to convert traditional recipes to air fryer recipes, air fry cooking time charts, and primers throughout the book on various air-frying techniques. Experienced cooks looking to enhance their culinary skills will also love this book, with recipes and ways to take their air-frying skills to the next level. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free recipes are abundant, as well as tips for planning ahead. All recipes includes nutrition information so you can be well-informed about what you're eating.

  • Snacks & Appetizers: Avocado Fries with Quick Salsa Fresca, Dill Fried Pickles, Veggie Chips, Cauliflower "Tater" Tots, Fried Mozzarella en Carrozza with Putanesca Sauce
  • Breads & Breakfast: Hush Puffins, Peppered Maple Bacon Knots, French Toast & Turkey Sausage Roll-ups, Cheesy Olive & Roasted Red Pepper Bread
  • Beef: Meatloaf with Tangy Tomato Glaze, Vietnamese Beef Lettuce Wraps, T-Bone Steak with Roasted Tomato, Corn & Asparagus Salsa
  • Pork & Lamb: Blackberry BBQ Glazed Country-Style Ribs, Lollipop Lamb Chops with Mint Pesto, Crispy Pork Medallions with Endive & Radicchio Salad
  • Chicken & Poultry: Nashville Hot Chicken, Thai Turkey and Zucchini Meatballs, Maple Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts, Sesame Orange Chicken
  • Fish & Seafood: Lobster Tails with Lemon Garlic Butter, Shrimp Sliders with Avocado, Quick Shrimp Scampi, Crab Stuffed Salmon Roast
  • Vegetarian Main Dishes: Corn and Pepper Jack Chile Rellenos with Roasted Tomato Sauce, Quinoa Burgers with Feta and Dill, Spaghetti Squash and Kale Fritters, General Tso's Cauliflower
  • Vegetable Side Dishes: Fried Green Tomatoes with Sriracha Mayo, Jerk Rubbed Corn on the Cob, Roasted Heirloom Carrots with Orange and Thyme, Parmesan Asparagus
  • Desserts: Air-Fried Beignets, Hasselback Apple Crisp, Black and Blue Clafoutis, S'mores Pockets

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780982754061
Publisher: Walah! LLC
Publication date: 11/14/2017
Series: Blue Jean Chef Series
Pages: 270
Sales rank: 232,990
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Meredith Laurence, the Blue Jean Chef, has worked in numerous capacities and settings in the food world. After graduating from the New England Culinary Institute, she first honed her skills in two Michelin-rated restaurants in Les-Baux-de-Provence, France. She then went on to work as a line cook at Zuni Café in San Francisco and at Café Rouge in Berkeley, California.

Meredith set out on a different culinary path when she returned to teach at the New England Culinary Institute in Vermont, instructing professional culinary students during the day and home cooks in the evenings. Having found her real passion for teaching home cooks, she moved back to San Francisco to teach and manage at two HomeChef® cooking schools (now Viking Culinary Arts Centers). At the same time, Meredith worked in the world of food and product consulting at the Center for Culinary Development, where she acquired an expertise in creating and testing recipes. For the last thirteen years, she has worked as the Blue Jean Chef® on live television doing on air cooking demonstrations, giving QVC customers advice on cooking and equipping their kitchens.

Meredith is the USA Today bestselling author of six cookbooks. The first book, Blue Jean Chef: Comfortable in the Kitchen, received rave reviews, and helped home cooks broaden their repertoire and become more versatile with a variety of cooking techniques in the kitchen. In her follow-up books in the Blue Jean Chef series, Comfortable Under Pressure, Delicious Under Pressure, and Fast Favorites Under Pressure, Meredith offers easy-to-read instructions for pressure-cooking and provides a wide variety of recipes for the pressure cooker, along with clear instructions and tips. In her latest collection, Meredith makes the Air Fryer a must-have appliance by creating even more flavorful, easy and unexpected recipes in Air Fry Everything and Air Fry Genius.

As the Blue Jean Chef, Meredith’s belief is that being comfortable in the kitchen is key to successful and enjoyable cooking. How comfortable? Well, as comfortable as you would be in your blue jeans, relaxing with friends.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 5

Forward 11

Introduction 13

If you are Brand New to Air-Frying 14

Genius Discoveries 16

General Tips for Air-Frying 18

Trouble-shooting 19

Nutritional Information 20

Converting Recipes to Your Air Fryer 21

Snacks & Appetizers

Cauliflower "Tater" Tots 24

Polenta Fries with Chili Lime Mayo 27

Cheeseburger Slider Pockets 28

Fantastic French Fries 30

Sweet Potato Fries with Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce 32

Baked Ricotta with Lemon and Capers 35

Eggplant Parmesan Fries 36

Spicy Chicken and Pepper Jack Cheese Bites 39

Sweet and Salty Snack Mix 41

Fried Cheese Ravioli with Marinara Sauce 43

Veggie Chips 44

Dill Fried Pickles with Light Ranch Dip 47

Shrimp Toasts 49

Avocado Fries with Quick Salsa Fresca 50

Fried Brie with Cherry Tomatoes 53

Mozzaiella en Carrozza with Puttanesca Sauce 55

Breads & Breakfast

Garlic Parmesan Bread Ring 59

Mini Pita Breads 61

Hummus 61

Making Dough 62

Pizza Dough 63

Spinach Artichoke White Pizza 65

Sweet-Hot Pepperoni Pizza 66

Cheesy Olive and Roasted Pepper Bread 68

French Toast and Turkey Sausage Roll-Ups 71

Hush Puffins 72

Chocolate Almond Crescent Rolls 75

Peach Fritters 76

Baked Eggs with Bacon-Tomato Sauce 80

Peppered Maple Bacon Knots 82

Brown Sugar Grapefruit 84

Crustless Broccoli, Roasted Pepper and Fontina Quiche 87


T-bone Steak with Roasted Tomato, Corn and Asparagus Salsa 90

Flank Steak with Roasted Peppers and Chimichurri 93

Skirt Steak Fajitas 94

Balsamic Marinated Rib Eye Steak with Balsamic Fried Cipollini Onions 96

Beef and Spinach Barciole 99

Rib Eye Cheesesteaks with Fried Onions 101

The Perfect Burger 102

Bourbon Bacon Burgers 104

Brie and Cranberry Burgers 106

Vietnames Beef Lettuce Wraps 109

Meatloaf with Tangy Tomato Glaze 110

Mongolian Beef 112

Air-Fried Roast Beef with Rosemary Potatoes 115

Pork & Lamb

Keilbasa Sausage with Pierogies and Caramelized Onions 119

Crispy Pork Medallions with Radicchio and Endive Salad 120

Pork Taco Carditas 123

Almond and Sun-dried Tomato Crusted Pork Chops 127

Orange Glazed Pork Tenderloin 128

Blackberry BBO Glazed Country-Style Ribs 130

Sweet and Sour Pork 133

Lollipop Lamb Chops with Mint Pesto 134

Lamb Meatballs with Quick Tomato Sauce 137

Chicken & Poultry

Sesame Orange Chicken 141

Parmeasan Crusted Chicken Cordon Bleu 142

Brandy Mustard Cream Sauce 143

How to Bread and Dredge 144

Nashville Hot Chicken 146

Lemon-Dill Buttermilk Dressing 147

Terriyaki Chicken Drumsticks 149

Maple Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts 151

Crispy Fried Onion Chicken Breasts 153

Coconut Curried Chicken with Coconut Rice 154

Simple Buttermilk Fried Chicken 156

Coleslaw 157

Chicken Cutlets with Broccoli Rabe and Roasted Peppers 159

Spicy Black Bean Turkey Burgers with Cumin-Avocado Spread 160

Lemon Sage Roast Chicken 162

Thai Turkey and Zucchini Meatballs 165

Air-Fried Turkey Breast with Cherry Glaze 167

Fish & Seafood

Pecan-Orange Crusted Striped Bass 171

Arugula and Radicchio with Lemon Vinaigrette 171

Five Spice Red Snapper with Green Onions and Orange Saisa 172

Salmon Puttanesca en Papillotte with Zucchini 174

Shrimp, Chorizo and Fingerling Potatoes 176

Shrimp Sliders with Avocado 179

Cocktail Sauce 179

Crab Stuffed Salmon Roast 181

Crunchy Buttery Cod with RITZ® Cracker Crust 185

Horseradish Crusted Salmon 187

Quick Shrimp Scampi 188

Lobster Tails with Lemon Garlic Butter 190

Vegetarian Main Dishes

Spicy Vegetable and Tofu Shake Fry 194

Spaghetti Squash and Kale Fritters with Pomodoro Sauce 196

Mushroom and Fried Onion Quesadilla 198

Cranberry Chutney 198

Corn and Pepper Jack Chile Relienos with Roasted Tomato Sauce 200

Cucumber Dill Yogurt Sauce 202

Quinoa Burgers with Feta and Dill 203

Roasted Vegetable Thai Green Curry 205

Parmesan Portobello Mushroom Caps 207

General Tso's Cauliflower 208

Rigatoni with Roasted Onions, Fennel, Spinach and Lemon Pepper Ricotta 210

Roasted Vegetable, Brown Rice and Black Bean Burrito 212

Corn Tortilla Chips 212

Mexican Twice Air-Fried Sweet Potatoes 214


Jerk Rubbed Corn on the Cob 219

Latkes 220

Summer Vegetables with Balsamic Drizzle, Coat Cheese and Basil 223

Fried Green Tomatoes with Sriracha Mayo 225

Curried Cauliflower with Cashews and Yogurt 227

Butternut Medallions with Honey Butter and Sage Smashed Fried Baby Potatoes 230

Roasted Heirloom Carrots with Orange and Thyme 233

Parmesan Asparagus 234


Peanut Butter Cup Doughnut Holes 239

Coconut Crusted Bananas with Pineapple Sauce 240

Smores Pockets 242

Hasselback Apple Crisp 244

Annie's Chocolate Chunk Hazelnut Cookies 246

Struffoli 249

Blueberry Cheesecake Tartlets 250

Sugared Pizza Dough Dippers with Raspberry Cream Cheese Dip 253

Black and Blue Clafoutis 255

Midnight Nutella Banana Sandwich 257

Pear and Almond Biscotti Crumble 258

Air-Fried Strawberry Hand Tarts 260

Air-Fried Beignets 263

Index 264

Cooking Time Charts 270

About the Author 272

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