Archive for January, 2010

My Adventures Using the ActiFry to Make Low-fat French Fries

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Many of you know I am a gal who loves her gadgets! I have a new gadget (well, really a new kitchen appliance) called the ActiFry. You may have noticed that I am promoting the ActiFry machine on RD411.com. Many colleagues have contacted me to ask if it really cooks fries as well as it says. So I decided to document my fry making adventures here for you. The instructions says to cut 2 pounds of potatoes into fries. I decided to leave the skin on. I washed the potatoes and then cut them into fries using my regular kitchen knife.

The next step is to plug in the machine and set the timer. I started with 35 minutes but added an additional 5 minutes to brown them more.

After that, all you really need to do is place the potatoes in the machine.

Drizzle with one tablespoon of oil. Yes, that is it for two pounds of fries – just one tablespoon!

Then close the cover and watch the arm move the fries around as the hot air is circulated. I have to say it was really fun watching them move around!

By the time my chicken was ready, the fries were ready too. Here is my finished product. They tasted light and fluffy and delicious! The fries had only 3% fat, which is certainly much less than traditional fries. The entire family loved them and it was a big success! I will make an entree in my ActiFry this weekend and post it here so keep reading for more delicious ActiFry recipes.

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Thursday, January 14th, 2010

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