There’s no denying that air fryers have taken over the internet (so much so that we deemed it one of 2021’s top food trends). And once one has inevitably made its way into your home, it’ll quickly take over your beloved toaster oven’s spot in your heart. It may even replace your oven, according to Air Fryer Addicts Regina Chaperon and Kara Shilalie.
Putting aside some of the limitations that come with smaller air fryers, the list of foods they can cook is seemingly endless—meats, veggies, desserts, hard-boiled eggs (yes, it’s true), you name it. It’s truly
It is just one example of paper-bag cookery, as the “The Oxford Companion to Food” calls it: The method of sealing proteins up in paper with a bit of liquid for moist heat and aromatics for flavor has been used by many cultures for centuries for varying types of foods. Fish may be the classic protein, but most lean proteins can be cooked this way.
I’ve tried this with the classic pompano as well as trout, salmon and cod. The only rule of thumb: The fish should be no thicker than about 1 inch.
I like this way of cooking