I remember my mom’s frustration when she was having trouble with how much water she should be using to cook rice in a newly bought electric rice cooker. The rice cooker is sitting idly in retirement. This is what happens when you buy something new and cannot handle the device. If you are having the same kind of trouble with your air fryer looking for tips on reheating fried fish in an air fryer, you are definitely in the right place. We will be talking about how to use an air fryer and some tips. Let first see what kind of situations we are facing with our air fryer.
Things to Remember about Your Air Fryer
Add Oil to Your Condiments
Many think that it is not necessary to put oil in the air fryer. But it is not at all true. Although we get to eat healthier food in a fryer, we must remember we need oil to fry food even in the air fryer. Therefore, in your cooking recipe, you have to add some oil – olive or vegetable. You can use melted butter as well.
Air fryers do not just cook, they also reheat your food and make them crispy again. Let us think. We all love our pizzas crispy. And it really is crispy when we eat freshly baked. But when we eat the leftovers the next day by using the microwave oven, it becomes soggy and we absolutely hate that. That is when we should use our air fryers to reheat food. Air fryers are masters at making your leftover food crispy again.
Use the Full Recipe Potential of Your Air Fryer
Air Fryer is versatile and can cook a lot of recipes. Some cookbooks even mention over 500 recipes that can be cooked in an Air Fryer. So, do not just use your precious air fryer once in a blue moon. Unleash the full power of your air fryer.
Only Put Correct Quantity
The best way to cook is to cook the correct quantity of condiments. There is a limit to how much food you can stuff inside the air fryer. Usually, it comes with a ‘Liter’ sign – for example, 5L or 6L. This is what is the safe quantity for your fryer. Even if there is space available to put more food to cook, you should never do that. If you do, your food will not be cooked properly as heat will not reach inside every piece of the food. So you have to keep to the quantity advised.
Always Check Your Foods
You need to turn your food during your cooking process. Food can only cook on one side, if you do not turn them sides, one side will be overcooked or burned while the other side will remain uncooked.
Follow Safety Precaution
- Always Plug out After Cooking.
- Place It on A flat Surface.
- Do Not Put on A Stove.
Reheat / Warm Fried / Grilled / Baked / Fish in an Air Fryer
As we have seen in the previous topic that reheating or warming up your previously cooked fish is one of the abilities of your air fryer, we will be focusing on that. First, we will see which foods can be put into the air fryer. If you have crispy items like – Pizza, fish, beef, chicken wings, pastries, fried chicken, etc. you can use an air fryer to reheat them. Do not use an air fryer for reheating liquids like gravies, stews, soups, etc. Reheat at a lower temperature than the heat at which you have cooked – if cooking heat was 400 degrees then reheating temperature must be 250 degrees Fahrenheit. If you have anything frozen, must thaw them before you reheat them. Air Fryer is a kind of fryer that fries food, therefore do not take it as an equivalent of a microwave oven.
Ingredients and Instruction
- All we need is some leftover fried fish, an air fryer, and oil spray.
- Bring the frozen fish out of the freezer.
- Let it come to room temperature.
- Now put the fish inside the air fryer basket.
- Spray a bit of olive oil on the fish.
- Close the air fryer basket. Set for 320 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Start the fryer. Turn sides after 3 minutes.
- After 6 minutes turn the fryer off.
It is important to keep in mind that you need some oil to cook in an air fryer. Check the cooking time chart and set the correct temperature and time for your leftover fish. I hope these tips on reheating fried fish in an air fryer will help you in reusing your fish leftovers properly.