Potato gratin from the air fryer is a cheesy dish that perfectly complements a lot of dinner tables. Using your air fryer it only takes 20 minutes to get this deliciously creamy and cheesy result. Isn’t it amazing?
Potatoes are used worldwide in different dishes. It is rich in nutrients like fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Potatoes can be divided into three categories: waxy, starchy, and those in-between.
The smoother potatoes are the waxy ones. The waxier, smoother texture makes them hold their shape while cooking. They are excellent for dishes like potato salad, potato soup, and when you want to boil or slice them. They are less suited for baking and frying.
If you want to bake or fry potatoes you should use starchy ones. potatoes are great for baking and frying. For cooking they are less suited because of their starch they fall apart quickly. For baking or frying, this is an advantage as they are more absorbent. They are also the most suitable potato if you want to make mashed potatoes.
The in-between potatoes have like the name suggests a little bit from both. If you want to purchase potatoes for more dishes this is the safest option. They can be used for most dishes.
– How to store potatoes?
Potatoes should be stored in dry, and dark places under the temperature of 45-50 degrees Fahrenheit. They shouldn’t be stored around onions as they both emit natural gases that damage each other.
Fresh potatoes have a shelf life of about 2 months.
● Black pepper:
Black pepper is widely used in cooking around the world. It is often called “King of Spices”. Black pepper and its active ingredient, piperine, can have strong antioxidant activity, increase the absorption of certain nutrients and beneficial compounds.
The amount of black pepper commonly used in cooking and additives up to 20 mg piperine appears to be safe. However, black pepper can increase drug absorption and should be used with caution when combined with some medications. Black pepper is a flexible ingredient that can be added to a variety of recipes, including meat, fish, eggs, salads, and soups. Available at most grocery stores.
– How to grind black pepper?
Making black pepper at home is very fresh and will make your cooking taste extraordinary. Its use on your plate is very fresh and makes the dish delicious.
Its recipe is very easy. Follow the following steps:
- Dry the peppercorns until they are roasted well.
- Cool completely.
- Grind until powder formed.
- Keep in a container.
Nutmeg is a spice that comes from the nutmeg tree. It is mostly found in Indonesia. Nutmeg is frequently used in desserts and beverages. It can be best paired with cream and cheese-based recipes. Nutmeg has a nutty and slightly sweet taste that has a strong aroma. It should be used carefully and a certain should be added in the dish otherwise it will change the taste. It can be added as a whole or grated.
– Substitution for nutmeg
There are a lot of options that can be used in place of nutmeg but the best one is mace. It comes from the same tree and has a similar taste as nutmeg. The difference is that mace is the outer covering of nutmeg before it is harvested.
● Gruyère сhееѕе
Gruyère сhееѕе is a swiss cheese that can be mostly found in Switzerland. It has a salty, and creamy taste. It is produced from raw milk. It is a source of vitamin K2 which is very rare to find in dairy products. It is a rich source of protein and surprisingly it also has omega 3 fatty acids. Being a dairy product also is an excellent source of calcium.