Air frying is one of the latest things in cooking techniques and as appliances go, air fryers have come to the fore in the last five years or so. In recent times, there has been a quest to reduce the amount of deep fried foods in the everyday diet of western civilisation. Frying in an air fryer instead of a deep fryer is the answer. You get the crunch without the oil.
Air fryers quickly find favour with those who use them. They seem a little quicker than the oven (possibly because the compartment is smaller and the fact that air fryers seldom need to be preheated for as long as an oven).
As well, pretty much anything that you deep fry, oven bake, microwave and or stove top grill can be cooked in an air fryer.
I love spring rolls, so I set out to develop an air-fried version and it worked. There really ins’t that much to it, and you should be able to knock it all together in a matter of just under half an hour or so!
Here it is!
250g cooked prawns
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1cm piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
1 red chilli, de-seeded and very finely chopped
1tsp sesame oil
1 packet vermicelli or glass noodles, broken into two or three pieces
3-4 green shallots
A handful of coriander leaves, roughly chopped
1 packet of spring roll wrappers
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