Savoury Snacks

Air-Fried Salt and Pepper Chicken Skin

Krak Krak ! Oh so crispy

I am a big fan of crispy chicken skin. It is incredibly addictive. There is something about that salty, savoury taste that pairs so well to its crunchy texture. To me, it is more than just a comfort food – it was a memorable part of my childhood. I recall fond memories of separating the chicken skin from my fried chicken, saving it last so that I could enjoy it on its own and truly savour its flavour. My mom would also further indulge me by giving me her own chicken skin for me to enjoy, knowing that such a simple act would bring me so much joy. Those were the days. ๐Ÿ™‚

Now that I can easily buy a pack of plain chicken skin from our online grocery, I am glad that I will now be able to make my favourite snack and relive those beloved childhood memories. A recent study showed that chicken skin contains a good amount of unsaturated fat which is good for the heart. So now I can munch on this snack without feeling too guilty , hooray! :). Kidding aside, it is naturally better to eat it, as with all things, in moderation. After all, research findings may change again in the future.

Ingredients

  • 500g chicken skin
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Method

  • Preheat air-fryer at 200 degrees Celsius for 5 minutes
  • Wash and pat dry the chicken skin with paper towel
  • Cut the chicken skin into chunks, about 2×3″ or the width of your 2 fingers side by side
  • Lay the pieces of chicken skin on the air fryer’s wire basket and take care not to overlap the pieces. Air-fry for 10 minutes, flipping the pieces every 5 minutes. Note that you might need to add an extra minute or 2 of air-frying as needed, because some pieces might be thicker than others. Use your own judgement.
  • Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.

Air-Fried Rosemary Parmesan Truffle Fries

What is a perfect herb to go with my favourite parmesan truffle fries? Rosemary! Especially those from Nomu. The aroma of the high quality dried rosemary blends exceptionally well with the truffle oil giving it a special taste that I have never tasted before in any of the truffles fries that I have ordered from the eateries around Singapore. It was so appetizing that the whole family just dug in and finished it within 2 minutes! This dish will definitely be something I would continue making time and time again.

Do you know the health benefits of the Rosemary herb? It helps improve digestion, concentration and even brain aging! Now that you know, be sure to add a few teaspoons of this wonderful herb to your air fried fries! :).

Ingredients

  • 4 russet potatoes (about 450g. sliced into baton cut or wedges)
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp very finely grated parmesan (I used perfect Italiano brand)
  • 2 tsp dried rosemary + another 2 tsp after airfrying
  • 4 tsp truffle oil ( personal preference, you may reduce or add more to your liking)
  • freshly grate parmesan

Method

  • Preheat the air fryer at 160 degree for 5 minutes
  • Mix 2 tbs olive oil, 1/4 tsp salt, 3 tsp of grated parmesan, 2 tsp rosemary in a bowl, toss in all the potatoes and mix until all potatoes are coated with the olive oil mixture
  • Toss half of the fries into the airfryer and air-fry for 18 minutes, at 160 degree celsius, tossing the fries every 6 minutes
  • Use your own judgement whether to add more minutes or not, because this will depend on how thick your slices are. Air-fry it until you reach to your desired crispiness. Do note that the colour of each fries would not be as even as a deep fried fries. Though this is a way healthier alternative, so I do not mind at all.
  • Do the same for the rest of the fries.
  • Transfer the cooked fries onto a bowl, drizzle with truffle oil and sprinkle 2 more teaspoon of rosemary. Toss everything until all are well coated.
  • Serve it on a plate with more freshly grate parmesan.