Animal-Style Fries

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A healthier version of an In-n-Out classic.

Ingredients

Fries

  • 3 large potatoes (sliced)
  • 1  large onion (diced)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Sauce

Directions

  1. Preheat your air fryer.
  2. Meanwhile heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add onions and 1 teaspoon of salt. Reduce the heat to medium-low.
  4. Toss the fries with the remaining salt and olive oil. Place into the air fryer.
  5. Cook for 7 minutes on 400F (200C) then take out to shake. Place back into air fryer.
  6. Cook for another 8 minutes until fries are crispy and golden brown.
  7. Stir the onions occasionally until browned. Add 1 tablespoon of water to the skillet and continue cooking until the water evaporates and onions begin sizzling again.
  8. Repeat until the onions are dark brown and extremely caramelized, about 2 times.
  9. Place fries into a bowl topped with the onions followed by the animal-style spread.
  10. Accompanies well with a double-double protein style burger.
  11. Enjoy!

Chicken Kebobs

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A restaurant favorite that you can make at home.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken thighs or breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • 1 small onion (peeled, sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon ground saffron (powder)
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 2 tablespoons parsley (roughly chopped)

Directions

  1. Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Begin trimming all of the fat.
  2. Cut the chicken into equal pieces (1 ½ – 2 inches) and place them in a medium glass container.
  3. Add the onions, saffron, salt, and lemon juice to the chicken and toss to coat completely.
  4. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate 24-48 hours.
  5. When you’re ready to roast the chicken, preheat the oven to 450F (230 C).
  6. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a baking rack inside the lined baking sheet.
  7. Grease the baking rack with the olive oil and use tongs to arrange a single layer of marinated chicken on top of the baking rack (may need to bake in batches).
  8. Bake in the oven for 20 – 30 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked.
  9. Turn on the broiler and char the chicken until starting to blacken, about 3 minutes.
  10. Add in the parsley to garnish.
  11. May choose to add an extra lemon wedge, onion, or tomato, on the side to the finished dish.
  12. Accompanies well with the Shirazi Salad.
  13. Enjoy!

Shirazi Salad

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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A popular Persian colorful and refreshing salad.

Ingredients

  • 3 tomatoes (diced)
  • ½ large onion (diced)
  • 1 cucumber (diced)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 2 tablespoons mint (dried)

Directions

  1. Place the tomatoes, onion, and cucumber in a bowl. Add in the olive oil, and lemon juice.
  2. Top with the dried mint.
  3. Mix well so entire salad is seasoned evenly.
  4. Place into the refrigerator for 30 minutes prior to serving.
  5. Can be eaten on its own or as a side to accompany your favorite entree.
  6. Enjoy!