This is a collaborative post
As Emma has always been a fussy eater, I’m always on the look-out for new recipes that I can pull out if she’s having a fussier day. It’s a peace of mind to have a recipe or two up my sleeve that I know she’ll eat no matter what! I’m not sure I’ve met a toddler yet who doesn’t like chips and my little one is no exception. She absolutely adores them and with chips on the plate, she’s guaranteed to at least try some of her meal.
So with that in mind, when I was asked by VonShef to try out their air fryer, I knew this would be right up our street. It’s a healthier alternative to frying or baking and uses up to 80% less fat compared to using a conventional fryer that we find at cafes when out and about. I thought I’d use the opportunity to make Emma some crispy potato wedges and serve up with a variety of sauces and fillings so she can pick and choose what she fancies.
The air fryer itself was very simple to unbox and set up – it comes with a tray for your food as you would find with a conventional fryer. This closes with a heat proof handle and has two circular controls to adjust the time you want to cook the food for and the temperature – very simple! The fryer itself has sticky pads at the bottom to hold it in place and you add just one tablespoon of olive oil (or none at all) to your food and then cook away.
For the recipe, I simply cut the Albert Bartlett potatoes into wedge shapes, added the tablespoon of oil and black pepper and then placed in the tray. As per the instructions, I then placed in the air fryer for 20 minutes at 160C and they came out really well. More to the point, Emma ate 4 wedges with some ketchup, which I thought was a triumph. I’ve also filmed a little video of me unboxing the product and using it for the first time, if you fancy having a look.
I’d definitely recommend the VonShef Air Fryer as a way of making healthier versions of your favourite meals – you can cook anything in the fryer from frozen chicken nuggets to sausages and burgers so I can’t wait to try some more recipes. Another positive in my book is that the air fryer doesn’t take up too much room and sat nicely next to the microwave. But equally, it fits easily into our cupboard which is important to us as we don’t have tonnes of room left in our kitchen.
Huge thanks to VonShef for gifting us an air fryer for the purpose of this review – we loved trying it out. I’d love to know if you have any top recipes to use with the air fryer – let me know in the comments below!