I asked cookbook author Ellie Krieger, host of the Food Network show Healthy Appetite with Ellie Krieger, how she manages to make sumptuous yet healthful food during grilling season. Hear what she has to say after the jump.
When the Actifry was first conceived three years ago, I marveled at the concept of making perfect French fries with nothing more than a spoonful of oil. Now that the French invention's finally hit the American market, T-Fal, the company behind the appliance, sent me one to try out. According to T-Fal, home cooks can save over 200 calories and 10 grams of fat per serving in comparison to fast food fries when using the Actifry ($300). Was it really possible that delicious fries could be made with just a tablespoon of oil, compared to a couple liters of it? Find out when you keep reading.
What if I told you that you could make the perfect French fries with only a spoonful of any oil? You'd probably tell me that I was crazy and that I should stop dreaming. Well, it's time to wake up, because the folks at Tefal have actually come up with a device that allows you to do just that. The ActiFry will allow you to prepare genuine fries with just one spoonful of oil! The patented technology circulates hot air around the fries, while the mixing paddle disperses the oil. The technique results in fries that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Personally I think it sounds too good to be true, but you know I'd give it a try. Well maybe if it wasn't for the $300 price tag...
What do you think? Would you give it a try?
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