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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Healthy Fried Chips using the Tefal ActiFry

I could probably safely say, you've never met anyone that loves junk food more than me. It takes every ounce of my self control not to be stuffing my face with takeaways morning day and night - I save that for the weekends! So if you're anything like me, you're going to love this...

What if I told you, you could get HOMEMADE fried chips, but cooked in a healthy way, that still taste great? If this sounds good to you, you need to invest in an ActiFry. 

Healthy Fried Chips using the Tefal ActiFry

Demonstrated by my wonderful brother who is a food expert, here's your step by step guide to making amazing tasting chips, completely homemade, in the ActiFry. 

You will need:

- A Tefal ActiFry
- Under 1 kg of potatoes (depending on the size of your ActiFry)
- 1 tbsp of oil
- Something to cut the potatoes into chips - either a knife or something jazzy like the slicer from Lakeland that we used


Healthy Fried Chips using the Tefal ActiFry

1. Peel your potatoes (skip this step if you'd like skin on fries!)

Healthy Fried Chips using the Tefal ActiFry

2. Slice them up as thick or as thin as you'd like. We used this slicer from Lakeland which is absolutely amazing and so so easy to use - even for me, which is saying something! It cuts perfect chips in a matter of seconds

Healthy Fried Chips using the Tefal ActiFry

Healthy Fried Chips using the Tefal ActiFry

Healthy Fried Chips using the Tefal ActiFry

3. Now the chips need to be washed to remove the starch so put them in a bowl of cold water and rub them. Cloudy water means there's still starch so rinse and repeat until the water is clear

Healthy Fried Chips using the Tefal ActiFry

Healthy Fried Chips using the Tefal ActiFry

4. After the starch has been removed, all the chips need to be completely dry before going in the fryer. Water and oil separate when combined and this is not what you want to happen! Lay them out on a clean teatowel and rub them on both sides. You can leave them out to dry without rubbing them but it could take a while

Healthy Fried Chips using the Tefal ActiFry

5. Drizzle ONE tablespoon of oil over the chips that have been placed in the ActiFry

Healthy Fried Chips using the Tefal ActiFryHealthy Fried Chips using the Tefal ActiFry

6. Turn on your ActiFry and programme the time. We cooked for 20 minutes and then checked them and did a further 10 then a further 2 minutes to really crisp them up

Healthy Fried Chips using the Tefal ActiFry

Ta-dahhhhhh you're done! Crispy french fries await you!

I was surprised how easy this process was and the chips do taste much better than oven baked. There's also so many other things you can use the ActiFry for so it can easily be integrated into your normal dishes to make your cooking method, much more healthy, while still tasting like a treat. When I'm trying to eat better, I always love making homemade versions of my favourite takeaways so this is a perfect way to do that whilst keeping healthy eating on track.

Don't forget to check out all of Tefal's products as they have a great range. And no, before you think it, this isn't a sponsored post, I just love them and love kitchen gadgets! Speaking of which, check out the Lakeland slicer too for perfect chips every time.

Love Lauren xx
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