If you’re not already converted to swapping your cooking oils for a bottle of frylight, (the 1 calorie cooking spray), then hopefully my top 10 uses may help sway you to make the change. Or if you love the stuff like me, maybe you can take at least one new idea away with you from this list.
So here goes…
1. Garlic Mash
The new garlic frylight has been a perfect gem for adding more depth to my mash. Just a handful of sprays and not too much, with a pinch of salt, it takes me back to a Delia recipe from a vegetarian cookbook I love.
2. Garlic Bread
This has been new to me this year, which was actually a serving suggestion from the back of the garlic frylight bottle itself. Just spray your bread, toast in the oven and give it a final spray for extra taste. This is perfect while using a healthy extra, complimenting any Italian dish.
3. Olive Spray on Salad
Although quite a simple twist, the olive spray adds a little touch to a simple salad which can at times taste quite boring if you just want it as a side to fill up on. I find it much more palatable than a wet salad which doesn’t taste “too healthy”.
4. Chips/ Sweet Potato Wedges
Ok, so this is probably the most common of uses, but if you haven’t tried spraying it on your home cut chips then you should. Place on a baking tray in the middle of the oven, or better still an airfryer and bake for around 20 minutes. I find this method just as quick as going to the chippy and back and so much healthier.
5. Buttery Cabbage
I discovered this tip of my mother in law a couple of Christmas dinners ago. If you cook your cabbage as normal, transfer it to a frying pan with Butter Frylight and some salt it shrinks down in to a delicate buttery dream and takes the edge off a plain veg.
6. Pancakes and Omelettes
When it comes to the frying pan, just make sure you spray liberally. I know in my Uni days I thought I could get away with just 1 or 2 sprays and limit my calorie intake. Don’t be afraid to spray away, they’re only 1 calorie per spray and then you can happily fry your eggs, pancakes or omelettes etc with ease.
If I want something sweet on an evening while watching the TV, then I feel less guilty about a bowl of popcorn when seasoned with salt and sweetener or a small dash of syrup. You can make frylight popcorn in a large pan with a lid, but the popcorn won’t pop as big if say using a tablespoon of sunflower oil. Just spray your pan generously, place in your popcorn kernels (I tend to cook with smaller quantites with frylight, such as 30g), place on the lid and keep shaking your pan over the heat like a mad person until the popping stops. It usually takes around 2-3 minutes to make.
8. Garlic Mushrooms
Another lovely charmer is grilled garlic mushroom using the garlic frylight again. In fact, the garlic and chilli spray is perfect for blander foods that work well with flavours.
9. Peanut Satay Medjool Date Combo
One of my favourite uses with the chilli frylight this year has been my peanut satay medjool dates. Although not strictly fat free, I have loved removing the date’s seed, adding a teaspoon of pure peanut butter, sometimes a sprinkle of cocoa or cacoa powder and a spray of chilli. Hits… the… spot!
10. Buttery New Potatoes
To really posh up your boiled potatoes, I find adding some fresh herbs like mint, seasoning and a spray of butter frylight really knocks it up a notch on the dinner plate.
Let me know below if you think you use your Fry Light in a unique way too; I am always looking for new ideas!
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