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Old 10.12.2010, 12:17
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The Actifry ,Recipes and more

Good morning,

As in this thread Looking for a solution for my small studio - oil issues from cooking , 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

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


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 *
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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.

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Old 10.12.2010, 15:57
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Re: The Actifry ,Recipes and more

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.



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

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I must be the only here with an Actifry or what

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.




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.
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Can you make straw fries/prawn crackers in it?
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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.
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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 so whatever appliance I purchase has to be well used to justify taking up the space. I'll definitely be following this thread too
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Joey, you mentioned Actifry oil. Can ordinary cooking oil be used for the spraying etc?

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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.



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* ...
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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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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....
I should get a stall on a Christmas market and have you all try it

Bit of background, i'm from Belgium, if you believe my country and my belly,we know how to make fries

I too was a bit sceptic buying the Actifry as it was classed as " just not the same".
I admit, it's different in the beginning, as everyone puts in the fresh cut fries and expect them to taste the same, well they don't.

Fresh fries will absorb more of the hot air and just a bit of oil,making them puffy , good but not a "fried " taste.
However do this with larger pieces of potato mixed with spices and you make some killed wedges ( see my second post)
For fries/chips in general i use frozen ones, for the fryer that is,not oven fries.

As said before, oven fries will come out rock hard and not to be eaten.

Frozen deep fryer fries however need 35 min in the Actifry to be golden brown, taste crunchy on the outside, and smooth on the inside, just like you would have from a normal deep fried one, but then less fat around it.

No where near to compare them to the disaster called " oven fries"..thats just wrong..

Ill make some fries/chips tomorrow and post the picture for you to see, agreed its not the same as tasting but you get the idea

As for other food, i find the chicken,spring rolls and wedges tasting 10 x better out of the actifry then out of the oven or deep fryer.

Oven = drying out the food ( smaller portions ), you need to baste the meat once and a while if you want it juicy.

Deep fryer = loaded with fat and oil, result is it fills you up quickly leaving you with a heavy feeling in your belly.

Acitfry = seals the flavor and juices inside, without bathing it in fat.
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