This month, we’re giving away a kitchen gadget that’s sure to please every French fry lover and fried chicken fan out there! We were recently given the opportunity to try out an ActiFry appliance from T-fal, and we were super pleased with the results. And now, one lucky blog reader or Facebook fan will have a chance to win one.
We made two recipes in the Acti-Fry. The first was these French fries which called for just one tablespoon of oil. They disappeared quickly.
We made the Real Crispy Fries from the ActiFry cookbook using 1¾ pounds of Russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch by 3-inch pieces. We placed them in the unit, drizzled 1 tablespoon of canola oil on top, and then set the time for 30 minutes. Voila. Crispy fries!
We also made fried chicken, inspired by a blog post for Korean Fried Chicken from Pig Pig’s Corner. We used 1½ pounds of boneless, skinless chicken thighs (cutting each thigh into thirds). We then created a coating with 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup cornstarch, 1 large egg, 2 teaspoons 1% low-fat milk, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. We coated the chicken with the batter, placed it into the ActiFry with 1 tablespoon of canola oil, and then “fried” the chicken for 35 minutes. Dip in ketchup, or create your own sauce with your favorite seasonings.
GIVEAWAY NEWS: We’re all for eating a moderate amount of healthy fats, but adding to much fat to the diet — shortening, butter, and other oils high in saturated fat — can raise cholesterol levels and pack on the calories. This handy kitchen appliance cooks up a wide variety of dishes using just one tablespoon of oil. It works by distributing hot air, which circulates and evenly cooks the food. And now, we’re pleased to be giving one away ($250.00 value).
TO ENTER: Leave a comment here or on Facebook and tell us why you’d love to win an ActiFry and/or why you’re trying to cut back on the fat in your everyday cooking.
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Please be sure to leave us a new comment every time you do something extra, and GOOD LUCK. The giveaway ends on February 8th at noon, and as always we’ll use Random.org to pick our winner. Good luck!