As It is getting rather chilly outside we thought we would kick off with some festive winter warmers. Within our Community we like to talk in depth about energy saving and encourage what we can do to bring the costs down and here are my cheaper (yet yummy) energy AND budget saving festive recipes.
Hand up 🙌 who has an Air Fryer? Well let me tell you, ours has ✨CHANGED✨ the game! It took me a while to get my grubby little mitts on one 🧤, but I don't regret it in the slightest! Air Fryers are more or less a conventional oven packed into a small box and they more or less half the cooking time; It’s peaceful knowing you are using less energy to cook and ultimately things are cheaper. 🏆
My family have been trialling recipes to use for Christmas in the air fryer and it is safe to say that some do hit and some also do incredibly miss! But these ones are worth shouting about:
Take a can of potatoes (usually around 30p per can) , season them as you wish (they work better with a little oil) and then pop them in the air fryer at 200 for 20-25 minutes ⏰ - and you have yourself perfect and crispy potatoes!
Depending on how you like to make them you can of course add or take away whatever you like (we do sometimes add Gin!) 🥂. Using a simple pasty recipe or ready made pasty (really does not matter) create your mini pie shapes with a dip for the filling to go inside and spoon in your mixture. Once they are ready to go pop them into the Air Fryer at 160 for around 12-15 minutes and there you go - crispy and warm mince pies 🤓.
The Air Fryer is not the only way to ensure that you can be energy-effective this holiday season, but by changing your simple dishes and altering your timings, temperatures and everything in between! Please do let us know what your holiday recipes are and anything you are doing to keep the energy costs down 🤩