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Simple 12p trick to replicate BBQ food in your air fryer

Simple 12p trick to replicate BBQ food in your air fryer

All you need is your Air fryer and one of your favourite vegetables for this 12p hack

As the weather warms up, it's time to do what Brits do best and put on the BBQ.

But what about when the heatwave (inevitably) comes to an end? If you want to keep that BBQ feeling going all year round, then you can take comfort from your trusty air fryer.

As typical British summers go - and the past few weeks can prove – you can’t always rely on the weather to whip out the BBQ, and there's nothing worse than buying all the necessities then sensing that all familiar feeling – rain.

So, what can you do when you crave the al-fresco vibe that comes with a BBQ flavour, even when the weather is dull?

Summer's in full swing and that means one thing - BBQ season. (Maryna Terletska / Getty Images)
Summer's in full swing and that means one thing - BBQ season. (Maryna Terletska / Getty Images)

The pros at Getir have worked it out, and it's got something to do with one of your favourite vegetables.

This year it will be tears of joy you feel when you’re chopping up the onions for this 12p hack.

All you need to do is whip out your air fryer and an onion to keep that summer feeling going.

Getir have said the trick is simply coating your air fryer with a raw onion ahead of cooking.

A spokesperson for the grocery delivery app told The Express: "Before you start the air fryer grilling, a great trick is to cut an onion in half and rub it on the basket grates.

"This instantly adds a quick hit of seasoning and flavour to your food. Plus, the acidity and natural enzymes in onions prevent foods from sticking to the basket - making the clean up a whole lot easier.”

They also explained the perfect way to replicate the flavour of summer - smoked paprika, barbecue sauce, cumin and smoked salts or spices.

Apparently, all you need is a humble onion to do the trick. (Keiko Iwabuchi / Getty Images)
Apparently, all you need is a humble onion to do the trick. (Keiko Iwabuchi / Getty Images)

As for the cooking method, Getir suggests a bit of olive oil so get the seasonings to stick and ensure the perfect crispy texture.

They added: "Just as you let a BBQ heat up before placing any food on the grill, it’s crucial to preheat your air fryer, in the same manner, to maximise the crisping effect and replicate the high heat of a BBQ.

"Preheat your air fryer for three to five minutes between 175C and 200C which is the best temperature to cook most BBQ-style foods. This high heat will ensure a crispy outer sear and a juicy, tender inside."

Well, it's clear that faking that summer feeling has never been so cheap or easy with no additional tools needed, just household staples!

Featured Image Credit: Marcio Binow Da Silva/Getty Images / Maryna Terletska/Getty Images

Topics: Food and Drink, Life, Life Hacks, Money, Air Fryer, Summer