It's been a while since I did a "Tefal Actifry Doesn't Just Do Chips" blogpost but today, I tried cooking sausages in it for the first time. It was actually someone on twitter who had told me ages ago that they cooked sausages in their Actifry and that it worked really well so, as the Actifry was out and in need of a wash (having just been used to cook up some chips for lunch), I decided to try it out for browning off the sausages for the slow cooker casserole I was about to prepare.
I had no idea how long they would take to cook, so did mine (non frozen) for about 15 minutes. They browned up really nicely and, although a couple split, that was literally in the last couple of minutes and may be because I left them too long.
What absolutely stunned me was the quantity of fat that came out of them. The photo doesn't really show it enough but there must be a glass full of fat there ! I didn't add any oil at all to the sausages so this is all just fat that has come out of the sausages during cooking. Better out than in ! You don't get anywhere near as much fat out of them when frying or grilling them so I was amazed !
So there you have it. Perfectly browned sausages ready for the slow cooker (or to be served up on your plate). Another bonus ? You don't get hot fat splattering your T shirt or hands as you often do if you cook them in a frying pan.
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