Welcome to AirFryday, your weekly air fryer fix

Welcome to AirFryday, your weekly air fryer fix
Tony Jackman’s air fryer chips, adapted from Betty Jackman’s famous family recipe. (Photo: Tony Jackman)

AirFryday. Right here, every week. As of today, every Friday we will bring you a fresh air fryer recipe as part of our mission to get to know the strange beast that now occupies a sometimes pleasing, and at other times puzzling, place in so many kitchens.

AirFryday. The craze for owning an air fryer is in top gear and they are so popular now that those who don’t own one will soon realise they’re missing something. And nobody enjoys FOMO moments. So let’s feed that craze.

We’re blazing an air fryer trail with a minimum of one weekly air fryer recipe, but there will be others in between, so this will not be the only day when you’ll find a new air fryer recipe here. 

But there’s more coming. Our numbers show that you love our air fryer recipes, but they also show how much you enjoy our breakfast recipes. So, as of next week, we are also introducing What’s For Breakfast Mondays: a fresh breakfast recipe to kick off your week, every week. These two elements will combine with our hugely popular Throwback Thursday slot to bring you a triumvirate of great regular food stories with their accompanying recipes.

The remaining two days, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, will be freeform so that there’s a space for the many recipes I produce that don’t fit into the former three categories. More air fryer recipes will crop up here and there on those days too. I will also start giving suggested air fryer alternatives for other recipes, where appropriate.

To kick off this first AirFryday, I decided to do a chicken dish, because the other category of recipes you love, judging by the numbers, is chicken. Any chicken recipe we publish just, well, flies. And chicken fans love thighs, with their succulent meat and supremely crispy skin. It turns out that an air fryer is the best way to cook them.

We’ve been cooking air fryer recipes for a while. Check out these previously published air fryer recipes too:

Parmesan gem squash

Frozen fish fillets

Hasselback potatoes with thyme butter

Granny Betty’s air fryer chips

Smoked pork neck roasted with ginger, garlic and soy

Mielies with coriander butter

A Crackling Good Quest: The air fryer edition

Gingered croissant and butter pudding

Roast chicken with tarragon-garlic butter

Lemon-garlic cauliflower steaks

Roast potatoes

Tuck in, and come back every AirFryday for more. DM/TGIFood


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  • Vernon Aspinall says:

    AirFryday – what a good idea!

  • Greg Garden says:

    What a massive step down from last year! A go-to food and recipe platform by a very special writer and passionate foodie suddenly becomes an airfryer blog? Bizzare. Please reconsider – TGIFood as it was through 2022 was fantastic. This first weekly post of 2023 is, with no disrespect, but with I hope valid comparison, the cooking section of Living and Loving.

  • Anne Gaisford says:

    I don’t own an air fryer and am not planning to. Is this the end of the old TGIFood with its great articles by Tony and all his contributors? Please not!

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