Slider Sunday

I think a new tradition has started at our place, with the slider for a quick and tasty dinner.

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So tonight it was Angus beef with fried egg and dijon mustard.

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A scone cutter was reborn and was  perfect tool for the beef patties. Not all that good meat was wasted! My Rottweiler enjoyed what was left over.

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I used silicone cupcake cases for the eggs. No need to grease them, the eggs came out with no fuss.

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We recently purchased a second Airfryer and it was the best decision we made!
Beef patties and eggs in one with the chips in the other.

Beef patties and eggs were cooked for 15 minutes at 190 degrees and the chips 14 minutes at 200 degrees in a Philips XL Airfryer.

Perfect little meal in a total of 20 minutes!

Time and temperature for the beef (which were quite thick) was for well done. So adjust time to your liking and if using a brand other than the Philips XL, you may also need to make alterations to time and possibly temperature.

As always any method of cooking can be used.

Michael

Spaghetti and Meatballs

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I’m 43 years young and never have I ever had spaghetti and meatballs!

I was at our local butcher recently and was looking for something a little different. Something I would normally overlook.

I saw they had containers homemade and par cooked tomato and basil meatballs.

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Also these beautiful lamb and bacon patties (previously posted with my bratkartoffeln).

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Immediately I thought… “These meatballs would be great with some rice!” It took a little while of thinking for other options to realise I’d never had good old spaghetti and meatballs!

I’ve been missing out!!

The pasta was a freshly made 300g serve from my Pasta and Noodle Maker, which was blanched for 3 minutes.

The meatballs were airfried at 180 degrees for 10 minutes and a rich tomato and basil sauce added with 6 minutes to go.

As I am about simple, quick and tasty meals perfect for the end of a busy day, this was perfect!

The whole meal done in 10 minutes with leftovers! Now that’s tomorrow’s meal already sort.

Michael

Marinated Chicken Tenderloins

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Marinated in Worcestershire and BBQ sauce… Sweet and tangy!

Best marinated overnight but 3-5 will do just nicely. If it’s a last minute idea, scour the chicken pieces and marinade as long as possible and add a little extra BBQ sauce just before airfrying.

A great quick and easy meal during a busy working week.

Airfry for 16 minutes at 180 degrees for a crisp coating and juicy tender centre.

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If you own a George Foreman grill these are amazing!

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Quick, easy and no frills.

Serve with steamed rice or jacket potatoes, chips, whatever side takes your fancy.

Michael

Pineapple Slices

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Let’s be honest, this needs nothing more said than… YUM!

The perfect little sweet to transport you to that tropical island to escape your winter blues.

Why not…! Add a dash of white rum to the mix for a different take on a pina colada?

Either way, this is certified YUM!

Ingredients
1 small pineapple cut into slices
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp lime juice
Coconut

Method
Mix together honey and lime juice (and that sneaky dash of white rum) in a small bowl.

Brush pineapple slices with the honey and lime juice mixture.

Place pineapple slices on baking paper in the basket of your Airfryer, leaving a centimetre gap from the side of the basket.

Sprinkle pineapple slices with coconut.

Bake at 200 degrees for 12 minutes.

If you can allow to cool so slices are warm and…. Enjoy!

Smokey Pork Hot dogs

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Hot dogs just got a whole lot better! Why boil when you can airfry?

But it’s all in the dog and there can be a fine line between a good hot dog and a bad hot dogs.

These smokey pork hot dogs came our recently opened Costco store, very quickly becoming my favourite place to shop.

Being from the land Down Under, if I can get American branded style foods it costs a fortune…. But not now!

Served with tomato sauce, American mustard, grated cheese and dill pickles. The pickles with the smokey pork flavour was just perfect.

In the Airfryer the dogs were cooked for  15 minutes at 160  degrees. I threw the pickles in with 2 minutes to go.

I then placed the hot dogs back in the Airfryer for another 2 minutes at 160 to lightly toast the rolls and melt the cheese.

Something easy for lunch or after work when you’re having one of those “I seriously just couldn’t be bothered tonight ” days.

And being airfried you know that there’s no guilt!

Savoury Toast

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Quick, easy, tasty and fun for the kids. Perfect snack, party food, kids meal or that “I just couldn’t be bothered” light meal.

Ingredients

125g bacon pieces
125g grated cheese
1 whole egg whisked
3 tbsp cream
1 tbsp French or German mustard

Method

Simply mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl.

Spread desired amount onto bread

Place in the Airfryer, set the temperature to 200 degrees and grill for 4 minutes. If using an oven grill, cook until melted and slightly brown.

That’s it!

Airfried Deep Pan Pizza

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I saw this recipe via love the little bakery and had to try!

I hadn’t made pizza dough for at least 20 years, when I worked in the pizza game. Although our methods back then were just slightly different on a commercial scale.

So I had no idea how this was going to turn out, particularly using the Airfryer rather than a conventional oven. It turned out fantastically well and with the dough mix, I got 4 pizzas using the base of a 16 centimetre diameter cake tin.

Ingredients

500g bread flour
325ml luke warm water (50 seconds in the microwave is perfect)
4g yeast
1/2 tbsp salt
1/2 tbsp caster sugar

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Method

Mix with a fork your water, yeast, salt and caster sugar in a bowl until all dissolved (I love the smell of the yeast when doing this).

Slowly add the flour and mix (I used a whisk for this) until you get a nice doughy mix. Adding the flour slowly enables you to decide whether you need more or less flour.

Place dough on a lightly floured bench top and kneed for 5-10 minutes. You want your dough to be stretchy.

Roll in to a ball, place back in the bowl, cover with cling wrap and a tea towel. Place in a warmish spot like your linen cupboard for an hour to hour and a half to rest.

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Once rested cut dough in to quarters (if using Airfryer) and place dough on desired base and flatten to shape (dough will rise up to 2 inches).

Simply use your desired sauce and toppings.

Place in the Airfryer set temperature to 175 degrees and cook for 12 minutes or until golden brown (if using conventional oven cook for 25 minutes).

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Enjoy!

Airfried Lasagne

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Fresh lasagne and in only 32 minutes with the Philips Pasta and Noodle Maker and Airfryer!

While browning 500g of beef mince I simply added desired amount of plain flour (600g) and water (180ml) to the pasta maker and cut the lasagne sheets to suit.

Added a tomato, basil and garlic sauce to the mince.

Layered the mince and lasagne sheets in the baking dish, topped with grated cheese and parmesan.

In to the Airfryer, set the temperature to 200 degrees and baked for 10 minutes.

Nothing flash or fancy but a great tasty meal ready in no time at all!

I didn’t blanch the lasagne sheets but if you prefer to, blanch the sheets for 3 minutes.

Aussie Damper Bread

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Damper dates back to 1825 and possibly further back to 1817. Traditionally cooked in the ground under hot ashes.
First developed by Stockmen working in remote areas carrying only basic rations.

Ingredients
450g self raising flour
80g butter
Good pinch of salt
185g water

Method
Add flour, salt and butter in a bowl and mix together with your fingers until butter has completely dissolved.

Add the water to the mix and cut through with a rounded knife. When mixture has come together (you may need to add small amount of water if mixture is slightly dry), remove from bowl and place on floured bench top.

Lightly kneed mixture for approximately 2 minutes.

For the Airfryer halve the dough, flattenen and shape the dough. Score the top (mainly for effect) and place on a 16cm round tray (base of a cake tin). Use baking paper on the tray. Alternatively you can line your basket with baking paper and place dough on.

Lightly dust the top with plain flour.

Cook dough for 22 minutes at 185 degrees (if using oven 30 minutes at 200 C).

Enjoy your damper warm with butter, golden or maple syrup, jam.
Perfect as a side to your stew, casserole or goulash.

But it’s got Bacon!

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It might be a little different and maybe even a little strange. But airfried apple wrapped in bacon tastes amazing!

But hey, it’s got bacon so it has to be good!

Lightly dusted with nutmeg and for me, because it has bacon, drizzled with maple syrup.

Ingredients
1 granny smith apple cut in quarters
4 rashers of hickory smoked bacon
Nutmeg
Maple syrup

Method

Cut apple into quarters removing seeds and centre and dust with nutmeg.

But first you need to leave your bacon rashers at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Then wrap your apples with the bacon rashers and place in the fridge for a further 20 minutes.

Set temperature on your Airfryer to 160 degrees and bake for 12 minutes

Seriously… ENJOY!