It's no secret that I enjoy cooking. Not only do I love cooking, but I get excited to try new things: new recipes, new techniques, new kitchen gadgets.
Oh I get giddy about gadgets.
So, you can imagine how thrilled I was when the cool people over at T-Fal asked if I wanted to try out their healthy fryer, the ActiFry
Yes. You heard me correctly. HEALTHY fryer.
The ActiFry is a healthy cooker that helps people make delectable foods (like french fries) without loads of fat. 1 tablespoon of oil is enough for 2 lbs of tasty, homemade French Fries. The ActiFry can stir-fry, slow cook and walk a tight rope.
All the above is true. Except for the tight rope.
I'd actually first heard about the ActiFry a year or two ago in Food Network Magazine. The article was a tour of Ellie Krieger's kitchen. I love Ellie (we're on a first name basis, don't you know?). She's a great chef with health at the forefront of all her cooking. Her recipes are thoughtfully healthifed and super tasty.
Anyway, Ellie said she enjoyed fried food, but knew it was unhealthy. The ActiFry has become one of her "can't live without" kitchen gadgets.
And it was on it's way to to my house.
A few days ago, the ActiFry finally arrived. This is how I felt about welcoming the ActiFry into my home:
|Welcome home, my friend.|
Hubby couldn't wait to try it. But since I had to work the day it arrived, we postponed our maiden ActiFry voyage until Thursday. And oh, what it day it was.
We decided to tweak an online recipe for Fried Pickles, and made a simpler version of Pickles Chips. Here is how things went down:
They were pretty stinkin' good. This week we plan on making Sweet Potato Fries and Apple Wedges with Cinnamon. The possibilities are endless!
Now you're all, "I want to hug an Actifry in my kitchen!" Don't worry. You can buy the ActiFry online (it retails anywhere from $240-$280), or you can win one here.
Yup! One of you, my fantastic readers, will welcome an ActiFry into YOUR home!
Just fill out the form below to enter. Contest ends on Friday May, 25 at noon. I'll choose the winner via Rafflecopter later that day.
Good luck and happy winning!
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I was provided an Actifry to review, and another one to giveaway. All opinions expressed are my own. I like to keep it real, people!