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Joey82 10.12.2010 12:17

The Actifry ,Recipes and more
 
Good morning,

As in this thread http://www.englishforum.ch/housing-g...s-cooking.html , someone was looking for a good fryer sollution without having the smells and oil trouble.

It's a great product, cooking up to 1 Kg of fries, meat,veggy's and many more.

I explained the OP about my Actyfry, and i noticed allot people asked questions regarding the fryer such as what can you make in it, is it expensive, does it go up in flames etc :D

Hence me starting this thread for and with Actifry owners, but also for people who have didn't make their mind up whether to get one or not.

So please feel free to post pictures and recipes of what you created with your Actifry, ill keep you posted of what i did good and what failed..

This is the Electric Actifryer
http://www.coolkitchen.co.uk/applian...ucts/15703.jpg

If You need to buy a cooker which can cook you're favorite meals without the extra fat that usually is needed to cook them, the Tefal Actifry is just what you need.

Unlike your conventional electric fryer, Tefal Actifry does not need any kind of pre-heating; it is ready to cook the instant you plug it in. Your cooking may not be restricted to frying chips alone with the ActiFry, a variety of foods like meat, vegetables and frozen food can also be cooked. With its multi-purpose capability the Tefal ActiFry is way ahead of its time making other electric cookers pale in comparison. The Tefal ActiFry is the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys delicious low-fat meals.

Check out the Tefal site for more details

Enjoy and En Guete!

*please note that i do not work for Tefal, i am just a happy end user *

Joey82 10.12.2010 12:51

Re: The Actifry ,Recipes and more
 
Ok ill start , yesterday i made "potato wedges".

You take potatoes (peeled or not, at your choice) and toss them in a bowl.

Add to this a big spoon of flour and mix
To the flowerd spuds, you add the " Actifry " spoon of oil, now gently mix again.

Spice accordingly ( i use pepper, salt, mixed grill spices, curry and dried basil, don't be scared to use of good bit of it, no harm :) )

When all spices are added, mix gently and place them into your Actifryer.

Put the timer on 35-40 minutes, close the lid and enjoy a glass of wine.

The result are lovely golden brown wedges, moist inside yet so greasy and heavy when deep fried.

http://www.shiphappensblog.com/pics/actifry/wedges.JPG

Joey82 10.12.2010 15:57

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Had Spring Roll for lunch,

In case of smaller portions such as this, i just spray some oil on the food subject to be cooked, as a spoon of oil would be overkill.

Just a normal pump action oil spray bottle will do the trick, it puts a fine mist of oil over the food in order to bake it, but not that much so the food will not swim in oil.

http://www.google.ie/url?source=imgr...q54gtnm9piqBUA

This is cooked from frozen in 9 minutes, crispy outside, nice and warm inside hmmhhhh :msntongue:

http://www.shiphappensblog.com/pics/...pringrolls.JPG

Joey82 10.12.2010 18:33

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I must be the only here with an Actifry or what :D

For the people of Belgium and Holland, you all know a " frikadel", i found some in Germany and wunderbar ! it works !

Same idea as below with the spring roll, just spray a bit of oil (mist) over it and let the Actifry do its job.

It doesn't let them dry out like in the oven, but also doesn't soak them in fat.

http://www.shiphappensblog.com/pics/random/frik.JPG


For the " frietkot " favorits, you can also cut them open when done, line up with onions, mayo and ketchup to have a frikadel special..nom nom nom nom ..

Prepared from frozen in 8 minutes.

10.12.2010 18:40

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Can you make straw fries/prawn crackers in it?

Joey82 10.12.2010 18:46

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Quote:

Originally Posted by economisto (Post 1041214)
Can you make straw fries/prawn crackers in it?

I have made normal fries in it, but prefer frozen to fresh as the fresh ones have a " new " taste to it, its not bad but its more like a potate wedge if you know what i mean.

Frozen fries for deep fryer are better, crispy outside and a good taste.
Do not ever put oven bake fries in the actifry or you will end up in tears and rock hard fries.

The actifry has a rotating arm, so straw fries and prawn crackers will probably get damaged while turning, then again since it works on circulating the air around the food, you can take the arm out and bake without it, thats how i bake off small rolls for example.

But i can't say 100% yes i didn't try it.

10.12.2010 18:57

Re: The Actifry ,Recipes and more
 
great. how much did you pay and where did you buy it?

Crumbs 10.12.2010 19:01

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I've been toying with getting one of these for quite some time. I don't know how to sneak "yet another" appliance into the kitchen, though. Will be following this thread with interest. Thanks.

Joey82 10.12.2010 19:04

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Good one, bought it in June this year, Media Markt Pratteln, the price back then was around 269 Chf.

Pricy yes but compared to a regular fryer , one you can only use up to 10 times depending on what you fry, before changing 3L of oil, it actually works out cheaper.

You don't have the smells in the house, no need to pre heat and all parts disassemble for easy dishwasher or sink cleaning.

It can make single portions, or "eintopf" meals..brilliant thing.

Joey82 10.12.2010 19:16

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Crumbs (Post 1041230)
I've been toying with getting one of these for quite some time. I don't know how to sneak "yet another" appliance into the kitchen, though. Will be following this thread with interest. Thanks.

I understand you, had the same thing yet now i have it i rarely use my normal oven.

Spring rolls use to go into the oven, but needed pre heating, 15 minutes or more baking time depending if from frozen or not etc..

Now i have the Actifry, the oven is only used for baking bread and cookies, and rarely is switched on during the week.

The fryer how ever works every day or second day :) not only for fries but to bake off rolls, vegetables etc.. it can take up to 1 kg , more then enough.

lilith 10.12.2010 19:54

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170??? Joey, it is listed now for 349!!! have they really more than doubled the price???
BTW, here are a few recipe from t-fal http://www.myactifry.com/

Joey82 10.12.2010 20:27

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Quote:

Originally Posted by lilith (Post 1041253)
170??? Joey, it is listed now for 349!!! have they really more than doubled the price???
BTW, here are a few recipe from t-fal http://www.myactifry.com/

Evening Lilith,

Yes they went up, my bad but i calculated in Euro's , it was 193 Euro at the time or 269 Chf - massive difference by the looks it now !

I'm going to Germany this evening, ill check what they sell it for.

Thanks for the link :)

Joey82 11.12.2010 18:43

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Joey82 (Post 1041275)
Evening Lilith,
Yes they went up, my bad but i calculated in Euro's , it was 193 Euro at the time or 269 Chf - massive difference by the looks it now !

I'm going to Germany this evening, ill check what they sell it for.

Said and done.. we went to Germany today and saw the Actifry at 149 Euro ( 194 Chf at todays rate) - massive difference that what i paid for in June this year, and surely a bigger difference with Lillith's 349 Chf.

So shop around people, money to be saved !

http://www.shiphappensblog.com/pics/...%20germany.jpg

Crumbs 11.12.2010 18:49

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CHF 195.00 is about right, if you look around (www.toppreise.ch) and order online. I just ordered one from Microspot.ch.

Migros' MElectronics is selling it for CHF 349.00 :eek:

There's a gourmet version - from what I read in the reviews on amazon.de, it comes in a different colour and has a cookbook in Dutch with it - for about CHF 50.00 more :rolleyes:

Then there's a "family" version, which is a lot more expensive and larger. For 1.5kg chips at a time, IIRC - we won't be needing that.

Wish me luck, smuggling it into the kitchen, when mine arrives :cool:

Crumbs 11.12.2010 18:51

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Joey82 (Post 1041240)
I understand you, had the same thing yet now i have it i rarely use my normal oven.
.

Brilliant idea - I'll keep it in the oven :D

Joey82 11.12.2010 19:13

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Crumbs (Post 1041826)
Brilliant idea - I'll keep it in the oven


Hahah :D you got the coded message, well done :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Crumbs (Post 1041824)
CHF 195.00 is about right, if you look around (www.toppreise.ch) and order online. I just ordered one from Microspot.ch.

Migros' MElectronics is selling it for CHF 349.00 :eek:

There's a gourmet version - from what I read in the reviews on amazon.de, it comes in a different colour and has a cookbook in Dutch with it - for about CHF 50.00 more :rolleyes:

Then there's a "family" version, which is a lot more expensive and larger. For 1.5kg chips at a time, IIRC - we won't be needing that.

Wish me luck, smuggling it into the kitchen, when mine arrives :cool:

Mad pricing indeed, it pays off to shop around for those things.

I noticed the new Actifry Family today but i can't seem to justify the extra 100 euro for just 500 gr more fries, if needed, i just bake twice 1 kg in my "normal " actifry and get more out of it :)

Speaking of, tried a frozen chicken breast today..shocking my girlfriend, it actualy worked :D

Spray oil on it,spice as you wish, put timer on 16 minutes, go and make a salad or so, when done, a lovely moist piece of chicken will come out , Yum that was good !

http://www.shiphappensblog.com/pics/actifry/chicken.JPG

Meisie 11.12.2010 19:43

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Thank you for this thread Joey:). I have been interested in these appliances for a while but haven't gotten around to doing any research on them. I'm not sure which is bigger.. A shoe box or my kitchen :confused: so whatever appliance I purchase has to be well used to justify taking up the space. I'll definitely be following this thread too:)

argus 11.12.2010 19:45

Re: The Actifry ,Recipes and more
 
Joey, you mentioned Actifry oil. Can ordinary cooking oil be used for the spraying etc?

Joey82 11.12.2010 19:51

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Quote:

Originally Posted by argus (Post 1041890)
Joey, you mentioned Actifry oil. Can ordinary cooking be used for the spraying etc?

My bad, i mean just the Actifry spoon of oil.
It's the green spoon you get with your Actifry.

http://www.google.ie/url?source=imgr...2PzhalWsps6q1A

I use normal sunflower oil for it as it gives a nice crisp and golden brown result.

You can vary the type of oil depending on your choice.
Choose a different oil every time you cook if you wish.

With Actifry, you can use a very wide variety of oils;

* Standard Oils: olive oil, grape seed oil, corn oil, groundnut (peanut) oil, sunflower oil, soya oil

* Flavoured Oils: oils infused with aromatic herbs, garlic, chilli, lemon ...

* Speciality Oils: hazelnut*, sesame* ...

11.12.2010 19:55

Re: The Actifry ,Recipes and more
 
got a question about the taste of the food made with thing compared with the taste of fried stuff (like simple french fries).

I 've always read it was "disastrous"


And thanks the thread, interesting and tempting....


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