Do you own a Tefal ActiFry? If so, what is your favourite go-to recipe?
After for cooking for over 10 years, at least once a day, I have to admit my kitchen cupboards are bursting with all kinds of tools and gadgets. It’s not often that I get tempted by the latest gizmos inventors come up with. Yet, the Tefal ActiFry kept popping up in conversations and websites.
Years ago, I played with a deep fat fryer a few times but was left unimpressed. The sheer danger of bubbling oil scared me, the oily stench that filled the house after dinner was off-putting and eating such fatty foods didn’t rest very easy on my healthy conscience. Chips remained off the menu.
Funnily enough, I still haven’t got around to experimenting with potato fries but I have managed to make a sweet potato version. Unfortunately, the latter doesn’t come out crispy, even when dusted with cornflour. Yet, in a conventional oven it can be hard to pull off. I’ve also attempted the ubiquitous cauliflower rice that many low carb dieters enjoy as a staple and the results were so-so. There is a definite knack to preparing food in the Tefal ActiFry and hopefully after enough experimenting I’ll hopefully crack it.
What I’m very happy with are these “roasted” cauliflower florets. One head of cauliflower takes about 20 minutes to cook, and two heads 35 minutes. This is a healthy snack to enjoy during the day or enjoy as a side dish.
What is the first thing you’ll make with your Actifry?
Play With Your Tefal Actifry
Usually there are plenty of recipes on the web regardless the topic. Other than the brand’s website you’ll be hard pushed to find recipes of proper calibre. See the links below to Amazon and what books it has to offer.
Curried Cauliflower with Yogurt
Author: Michelle Minnaar
Enjoy this healthy vegetarian snack on its own or as part of a main meal.
- 1 small cauliflower
- 5ml (1 tsp) curry powder
- 15ml (1 tbsp) vegetable oil
- 150g (5oz) Greek yogurt
- 10ml (2 tsp) caster sugar [optional]
- season to taste
- Cut the cauliflower into 1cm (1/2 inch) florets and place in the Actifry.
- Sprinkle the curry evenly on top of the cauliflower and add the oil.
- Set the machine to run for 20 minutes.
- Stir the sugar into the yogurt.
- Remove the cauliflower and enjoy dipping in the yogurt!
If you don’t have an Actifry, you can roast the cauliflower in the oven instead.
Courses Side Dish
Serving Size 222g
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7.3 g
Saturated Fat 0.6 g
Sodium 648 mg
Total Carbohydrates 15.6 g
Dietary Fiber 3.6 g
Sugars 11.2 g
Protein 10.1 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
P.S. Tefal sent me an Actifry.
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