For The Best Zucchini Noodles, Fire Up Your Air Fryer
Zucchini noodles are a popular spaghetti substitute without gluten or carbohydrates. Zucchini noodles can replace spaghetti due to their mild taste and spiralization. While they can replace spaghetti, they are soggy.
Zucchinis cook quickly. After spiralizing, boil noodles for a minute or two. But even that brief time can create limp, floppy noodles. Instead of boiling, air fried the noodles.
Since courgette is 94% water, the air fryer is ideal for drying it off. After a few minutes in the air fryer, spaghetti noodles are beautifully crisp but soft.
Use a spiralizer, mandoline, or vegetable peeler to produce zucchini noodles. Pat them dry with a paper towel. Warm the noodles in olive oil, salt, and pepper for 10 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Zucchinis are naturally sweet, so they don't need much sauce. Brown butter sauce simplifies everything. Heat unsalted butter until it darkens and smells caramelised and nutty. A sprinkle of lemon juice or cornflour and water thickens butter.
If you air fry zucchini noodles too long, they may become too crunchy to be called spaghetti. Soften the noodles in a creamy sauce on the heat to save it. Add heavy cream to butter in a pan.
When simmering, add salt, pepper, chilli flakes, and onion powder. Let the zucchini noodles boil in the creamy sauce after gently tossing them. Before the noodles are almost done, add salt and cheese to the pan.
After air-frying, your noodles may still be soggy. Prevent this by salting noodles before cooking. Cover them with mineral and let them dry for 15 minutes.