For Thanksgiving, did you end up with a giant turkey for a small crowd? Well, for the next holiday dinner, you can embrace a smaller, easier holiday meal courtesy of your air fryer!
You can’t cram a whole bird in the basket, but a 4- or 5-pound turkey breast or ham will fit. Just make sure it sits below the edge of the basket.
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Place an oiled and seasoned turkey breast in your preheated air fryer skin-side down for 25 minutes, and then turn it over to finish and brown.
Consumer Reports tests found that those pop-up plastic timers can be unreliable. But an instant-read thermometer will let you know your turkey is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
Next, pop a baking dish of moistened stuffing into the drawer to cook and brown for about 22 minutes.
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Roasted veggies cook well in an air fryer. To ensure browning, pat the veggies dry, toss them with a little olive oil, and be sure to shake the basket every 10 minutes or so to ensure even cooking.
When it comes to dessert, use a small pan or oven-safe dish that fits the basket. How about pumpkin pie pudding or an apple crisp?
And the best part of your holiday meal is a cool kitchen and a lot less mess. That’s something to be thankful for!
CR says that if you’re searching for a great air-fryer deal for the holidays, don’t necessarily get the cheapest or the most expensive model. Pay close attention to the basket size and consider how often you cook.