Even though I work for myself and make my home my office, I typically just don’t have a lot of time to work in the kitchen each day. This is a sad reality given that I really do love to cook for my family. It’s just not in the cards on all those days filled with deadlines, events, and who knows what else.
The importance of being able to cook quality, healthy meals that taste great and don’t take forever to make and prepare is so essential to my life these days. I can’t stress that enough. This is one of the many reasons I simply just love the De’Longhi MultiFry (I have model FH1163). The MultiFry is this great new appliance that’s both a low-oil fryer and a multicooker. The kicker, it uses so little oil to cook that your meals come out delicious AND healthy…a very tough trick to master in the traditional oven or on the stove top. Now, you can easily prepare a wide variety of your favorite healthy recipes on your countertop-from crispy French fries to sauces, from salmon to couscous. MultiFry even bakes pizzas, cakes and pies!
As much as I love to make big meals for dinner, sometimes I really like to focus on quick and tasty apps or snacks for when the kids come home from school. When they come home it’s as if they haven’t eaten in a week, it’s crazy. For them, it’s a very important “meal” and one that I like to spice up every once in a while. With the help of the MultiFry, it’s just that much easier to do make something great for their snack.
While there are just a seemingly infinite number of possibilities with this awesome machine (click here for recipes), I’m going to share one of my favorites with you now. It’s a recipe for Fried Bananas that is super easy and super tasty, just take a look:
Ingredients – easy!
- Bananas: 3
- Eggs: 2
- Bread crumbs: to taste
- Bread flour (00): to taste
- Salt: to taste
- Oil: lev 5
Directions – Easy!
- Remove the paddle from the bowl.
- Peel the bananas and cut them into 2-3 cm pieces.
- Dredge first in flour, then in the beaten egg and then in bread crumbs.
- Put the oil in the bottom of the bowl and place the breaded bananas on top.
- Close the lid, set the thermostat dial to position 4, press the bottom heating element button and press the on/off button
- Cook the bananas for 8-10 minutes, turning 2-3 times during cooking for uniform browning.
- Serve warm
For this version, I put a bit more breading on it to see how it would be. It was great, but you can also put a very minimal amount and it would be even more “pure banana.” You can see the difference below. It’s up to you!!
Seriously…how easy is that? Now, to be honest, when I make it, I nix the salt, and add a tiny bit of sugar and cinnamon toward the end to give it a nice finish. I think a little sweet is good for something like this, but you can do this however you’d like, really. That’s the beauty of a dish like this. Easy and easy to make your own!! It so reminds me of my favorite part of one of my favorite cuisines…Colombian food. They use plantains, but it’s very similar as you could imagine. The easy, short list of ingredients, and healthiness of this tasty, hot snack is really perfect, especially when the kids come home on a cold day. It’s a home run every time! The kids (and mama) love it!
Want More Recipe Options? Just check Out The App!
If you are looking for dozens of recipes for the De’Longhi MultiFry, you can first check out the recipe book that’s provided with the cooking system and then head on over to your phone’s APP STORE and pick up the De’Longhi app. Inspiration is one click away.
The De’Longhi MultiFry retails for $249.00. For more information, visit delonghi.us/.
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