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A French Toast Sandwich and the Optimum HealthyFry Air Fryer

French Toast Sandwich in the Optimum HealthyFry

I don’t know about you, but round about the end of January my motivation to eat healthily tends to waver. I long for something crisp, something fried. Well this year you can have fried food with the Optimum HealthyFry Air Fryer,  it’s a professional-quality Air Fryer which allows you to fry, roast and grill with no oil, you can even bake in it too!

The Optimum HealthyFry Air Fryer features hot air circulation (Rapid Air), ingredients are heated evenly from all sides allowing you tsp prepare fried food with no oil, while still maintaining the taste and texture of conventional fried foods. 

I found the Optimum HealthyFry really easy to use, you preheat the air fryer by holding the power button for 3 seconds, then press the Start/pause button, once the 3 minutes preheating is up, pull out the drawer and place the food in the basket. Close the drawer then you can either use the preset programs or set the temperature and time just as you would with the oven.  

The Optimum HealthyFry Air Fryer is currently on SALE for £129 (Save £70) and as I’m a Froothie Ambassador and during #Jumpstart17  (January and February 2017) you get free delivery in the UK!  Just you use my ambassador link to order your HealthyFry Air Fryer  simply type “3116” and “free ambassador delivery” in the comment section of the order. Delivery will be credited back to your card.

 

Optimum HealthyFry Crispy Kale Chips

My first trial of the  Optimum HealthyFry Air Fryer was to make some kale chips.  You don’t need much kale to make a bowl of kale chips for snacking or to include in a salad or to garnish a main meal.  

Crispy Kale Chips
Crisp savoury vegetable chips, cooked with minimal fat in the Optimum HealthyFry Airfryer
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Ingredients
  1. 50 g kale
  2. 1/2 tsp olive oil
  3. salt and freshly ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Wash the kale well then dry it well (a salad spinner is ideal for this, but you can dry it on a tea towel or kitchen paper)
  2. Preheat the Optimum HealthFry Air Fryer
  3. Massage the oil into the kale with your fingers and sprinkle with salt and pepper
  4. Once the preheating time has passed, open the drawer and add the kale to the basket.
  5. Close the drawer and set the heat to 160C and cook for 4 minutes.
  6. Open the drawer and toss the kale around then bake again for a further 3-4 minutes.
  7. Once cooked, empty the kale chips from the basket onto kitchen paper to drain, then transfer to a bowl to serve.
Notes
  1. You can open the drawer to check on what you are 'frying' without a problem, just press pause, then restart once you have checked on the cooking.
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Optimum HealthyFry Falafel Wrap

My second trial involved some ready made falafel bought in the supermarket.  I followed the directions on the packet, replicating the temperature and timing on the HealthyFry.  They turned out perfectly, piping hot and I didn’t need to heat up the whole oven just for a few falafel for lunch. You could even heat the wraps in a minute in the HealthyFry.

Optimum HealthyFry Air Fryer French Toast Sandwich

Finally I thought I’d try something which I would normally shallow fry, a French Toast Sandwich.  It’s a combination of French Toast and a toasted sandwich all cooked in the Optimum HealthyFy Air Fryer.  I’m pleased to say that it worked really well with crispy eggy toast and a melted cheesy filling, I’d definitely make this again. 

Cheese and Salsa French Toast Sandwich
A tasty French Toast Sandwich made in the Optimum HealthyFry Airfryer cooked without oil.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 slices of bread (I used a white bloomer)
  2. 1 egg, beaten
  3. 1 tbsp salsa
  4. 50 g cheese sliced
  5. gherkins (optional)
Instructions
  1. Spread salsa on both slices of bread
  2. Lay cheese on one of the slices then lay the other slice on top
  3. Place the beaten egg on a plate or flattish dish
  4. Preheat the Optimum HealthyFry Air Fryer
  5. Dip the sandwich into the egg, then turn and dip the other side
  6. Wipe off the excess with kitchen paper open the drawer and place in the fryer basket
  7. Cook at 350 C for 4 minutes.
  8. Serve with gherkins if liked.
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Here’s a summary of the Functions and Benefits of the Optimum HealthyFry Air Fryer:

QUICK AND EASY-TO-USE

  • FRYING
  • ROASTING
  • GRILLING
  • BAKING
  • The Optimum HealthyFry Air Fryer is the ultimate appliance for preparing health-conscious meals. Its versatile functions allow you to fry, grill, roast or bake a variety of dishes with pressure-cooking technology, also known as Rapid Air.
  • The HealthyFry is simple to use and the benefits include a tasty, nutritious meal each and every time!
  • Less oil, same great taste
  • The HealthyFry Rapid Air pressure-cooking technology seals in the natural juices from the food, allowing you to use less oil to get that fried food taste without the fried calories.
  • Fast and efficient
  • The HealthyFry Air Fryer heats food from all sides providing more even heat distribution and speedier cooking. Your meals will be done quicker and tastier, saving you time and your kitchen’s energy without compromising quality.

Safety first

  • Pressure frying food in the HealthyFry is safer than using a conventional deep fryer. The Rapid Air technology allows food to be fried evenly at a lower temperature.
  • The Optimum HealthyFry Air Fryer will save you ingredients, time and energy all while producing a high quality, healthier meal for you and your friends and family to enjoy.

 

Optimum Healthy Fry Airfryer

With apologies for the reflection! 

For more Froothie #Jumpstart17 reviews and recipes from Froothie Ambassadors:

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Chocolate Banashew aka Chocolate Banana Cashew Cake (Vegan) – Tin & Thyme

Cauliflower Soup with Cumin and Chilli – Planet Veggie 

Chocolate Cherry Smoothie Bowl – Farmersgirl Kitchen 

Health & Fitness Goals 2017 – From Plate to Pen 

Creamy Tomato Soup – Farmersgirl Kitchen 

Optimum G2.3 Induction Blender GIVEAWAY – Thinly Spread

Fry in the Sky with the Optimum HealthyFry Air Fryer – Tin & Thyme

Healthy Fish Finger Sandwich and the Optimum HealthyFry Air Fryer – My Fussy Eater

Make a French Toast Sandwich with no extra fat in the Optimum HealthyFry Air Fryer

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Disclosure: Froothie UK sent me the Optimum HealthyFry Air Fyer to use and review at home. I have not been paid for this post and was not required to give the HealthyFry a positive write-up.  All opinions are my own.  Affiliate links included in this post, buying through a link will not cost you any more, but I will get a small commission. This helps keep Farmersgirl Kitchen website online providing recipes and reviews for you.  

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      Janice Pattie
      January 28, 2017

      It is really versatile and fun to use, Jan

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      Janice Pattie
      January 28, 2017

      So many things still to try, Jac. I think the HealthyFry will be well used in this house!

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    Andrea @ The Petite Cook
    January 28, 2017

    I have an air-fryer too and love using it! I’ve tried many things (such as meatballs and fries) but never gave kale chips a go. Can’t wait to try them!

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      Janice Pattie
      January 28, 2017

      It’s fun to experiment isn’t it? Such a versatile machine.

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      Janice Pattie
      January 28, 2017

      It is Lorna, really easy to use too

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      Janice Pattie
      January 28, 2017

      Thanks Heidi, it worked really well

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      Janice Pattie
      January 29, 2017

      Thanks Kavey. I thought the sandwich was a no-brainer, but seems not! It really ‘fries-up’ nice and toasty.

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      Janice Pattie
      January 29, 2017

      So many possibilities with the HealthyFry, I tried to keep it as healthy as I could, but I do confess we had chips made in the HealthyFry on Friday night 😀

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      Janice Pattie
      January 31, 2017

      Yes, I’m only just starting to exploit the potential!

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      Janice Pattie
      February 7, 2017

      Yes do try it, it’s really easy and worked
      Ike a dream.

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    Laura
    February 9, 2017

    Oooh – I regularly leave my kale chips in the oven just a touch too long because I wander off during the process – this looks like a much more reliable way to get them right!
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      Janice Pattie
      February 19, 2017

      Thanks, yes crispy kale is so good.

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    Emma @ Supper in the Suburbs
    February 22, 2017

    Im not going to lie when it comes to kitchen gadgets I tend to use them for just a handful of recipes and then get bored. Healthy fryer? I’d instantly make chips!!! But this is such a clever way of using it I would never have come up with myself!
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      Janice Pattie
      February 22, 2017

      Ha! Some kitchen gadgets are like that, but the HealthyFry is so easy to use, it’s quite inspiring!

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      Janice Pattie
      February 22, 2017

      Thanks Cathy, it is worth making!

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    Deborah Mackenzie
    February 26, 2017

    sounds delicious. You are very talented.

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      Janice Pattie
      February 26, 2017

      That’s very kind of you to say Deborah 🙂

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