Distributors can now offer caterers looking for healthier ways to serve chips and other fried foods the new fat-free LightFry oven.
Available exclusively in the UK from JM Posner, ‘LightFry’ is an oven that prepares fries without the need for a single drop of oil.
The two-phase patented preparation process sees steam thoroughly cook the fries, before a stream of hot, dry air gives them a crispy surface resulting, according to Posner, in classic golden fries that taste deliciously fried yet are 40%-60%* lower in fat than fried chips.
LightFry will also cook foods such as onion rings, chicken nuggets and breaded mozzarella.
Ideal for establishments looking for an alternative to traditional deep fat frying methods, as well as the obvious health benefits, LightFry offers numerous cost savings, removing the need to purchase, maintain and dispose of oil.
Safety problems often associated with frying are also avoided, including burn injuries and the risk of fire; with the absence of grease vapour also making for a better working/dining environment for staff and customers.
And there is no need to install sophisticated kitchen ventilation or invest in a fat separator either – as the LightFry needs only an extraction hood or canopy (kitchen extract duct 2A) – making it an extremely accessible method of frying even for those with limited kitchen facilities, or for those looking to install a fryer in an open location, such as a cinema.
With a basket capacity of up to 2.5kg, the LightFry can cook 16 kg fries/hour, which is comparable to many standard deep fat fryers. Up to 600g of fries can be produced in just 4 minutes and 20 seconds, with the method of preloading quick and easy so it can be performed by all skill levels of kitchen staff.