Salt and Pepper to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 T-Bone Steak
If your air fryer requires preheating, preheat your air fryer.
Set the temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Season your steak with salt and pepper on each side.
Place the steak in your air fryer basket. Do not overlap the steaks.
Medium Steak: Set the time to 12 minutes and flip the steak at 6.
Medium Rare: For a medium-rare steak, cook the steak for 10 minutes and flip it at 5 minutes.
3 ½ lbs Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and quartered
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
¼ to ⅓ cup heavy cream
Cook the potatoes in boiling salted water until very soft, about 20-25 minutes. Drain the potatoes and put them into a ricer and press the potatoes back into the cooking pot. Add the butter and just enough cream to moisten. Taste for salt and warm the potatoes.
1/2 head Romaine lettuce, washed and finely chopped
1 cup croutons, see recipe below
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
Freshly ground black pepper for garnish
1 anchovy, finely chopped or use anchovy paste
3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons mayonnaise made with olive oil, if available
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Add the anchovy, Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce to a bowl and whisk together.
Gradually whisk in the 1/4 cup of olive oil, whisking until the dressing is emulsified.
Place the chopped lettuce in a bowl and toss it with the dressing, and croutons. Top the salad with extra cheese and freshly ground black pepper.
2 cups cubed bread
1 tablespoon olive oil
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
In a mixing bowl combine the bread cubes and olive oil. Toss well to coat.
Pour the bread cubes onto a baking sheet. Spread them into a single layer. Bake in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring every five minutes to prevent burning. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container or ziplock bag.
Filet Mignon With Mushroom Gravy
I served this dinner entre with mashed potatoes and spinach.
2 Filet Mignon steaks, each weighing 5-6 oz
1 shallot, diced
2 tablespoons butter
4 oz mushrooms, shiitake, cremini, sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
¼ teaspoon dried thyme1/4 cup flour
2 cups beef broth
Pound the steaks so they are both one inch thick. Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Preheat the air-fryer to 400 degrees F for 5 minutes.
Rub the steaks with olive oil and season with steak seasoning or salt and pepper.
Place the steaks in the air fryer and cook for 3 minutes, turn the steaks over and cook for 4 minutes for medium-rare.
Use an instant-read thermometer to check the doneness. Although this recipe gives suggested times for how long to cook the steaks, it really varies based on the thickness of the steak. The thickest part of the steak should register 125°F for rare, 130 to 135°F for medium-rare and 140°F for medium. If you check the steaks and they’re not at your preferred temp, continue cooking them and check the temperature after two more minutes of air frying.
Remove to serving plates and let rest while you make the mushroom gravy.
For the Mushroom Gravy
Heat the butter in a saucepan until melted. Add the shallot and cook for one minute. Add the sliced mushroom and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the flour and cook for a minute. Slowly add the broth and bring it to a low boil. Cook until thickened. Pour some over the cooked steaks.
Keeping it healthy by using the air fryer or oven to cook the chicken. Lower fat salad dressing also helps.
4 bone-in chicken thighs
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoons black pepper
1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1’4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup self-rising flour
To make self-rising flour, just add 1-1 1/2 tsp baking powder + 1/4- 1/2 tsp salt for each 1 cup measure of the LC-Cake Flour.
2 cups of buttermilk
1 cup panko crumbs
In a glass dish, place the buttermilk and the seasonings. Nix well. Add the chicken, cover the dish, and refrigerate overnight.
Durian the thighs and coat in the flour mix, Dip each thigh in the buttermilk mixture again and roll in the panko crumbs.
If you have time, refrigerate the breaded chicken for several hours before cooking.
Air Fryer Directions
Preheat the air fryer to 360°F
Place the breaded thighs in the basket and let it cook for 20 minutes or until the meat has reached an internal temperature of 165°F.
When done, open the air fryer and let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Preheat your oven to 400°F.
Place the breaded chicken on an oiled sheet pan and bake for 40 more minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
Lower Fat Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
6 oz Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon \ mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
In a small bowl, mash blue cheese and yogurt together with a fork. Stir in mayonnaise, lemon juice, vinegar, and garlic powder until well blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Chill in the refrigerator.
Makes 1 cup.
For the salad: mixed greens with added cherry tomatoes, celery, onion, and cucumber.