Convenience foods come in many forms. It can be the bag of chips or hoagie you purchase from the local corner store. It can also be the hamburger you get from the fast food joint. French fries, onion rings, mozzarella sticks and other denizens from the depths of deep fryers certainly constitute “convenience” foods. They are easy to make and even easier to cook due to the straightforward nature of deep frying food: Place in hot oil, remove when brown. Therein lies the problem, however: Deep frying good is inherently unhealthy. We don’t think that giving anything a soaking in extremely hot and fatty oil is how cooking should be done. That’s why we’re here to tout the power air fryer and the better option it presents. By circulating superheated air, air fryers achieve the same browning and crisping of foods that a deep fryer offers, but it does it without oil. Considering the medical studies that show an increased intake of fried food can lead to diabetes, heart conditions and clogged arteries, isn’t now the time to cut it out? With that in mind, we’re going to offer an unconventional recipe for your home air fryer that we’re betting most consumers wouldn’t expect to be possible: a rib eye steak.
– A 2-pound rib eye steak
– 1 tablespoon of steak rub
– 1 tablespoon of olive oil
– To preheat your air fryer, press the “M” button and scroll to the “French Fries” icon.
– Press the “Power” button and adjust cooking time to 4 minutes at 400 degrees to pre-heat.
– Season the steak on both sides with rub and olive oil.
– Place steak in the Fry Basket.
– Press the “M” button and scroll to the “Steak” icon.
– Press the “Power” button and adjust cooking time to 14 minutes at 400 degrees.
– After 7 minutes, flip the steak.
– When timer is done, remove steak from your air fryer. Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.