Sunday, December 29, 2013

Crispy lotus chips in the Philips Avance XL Airfryer

If you've ever been to the River Safari and lunched there, you might have tried eating these crispy lotus chips. Both the boys love crunching on them, and usually they are finished in a wink of an eye. Since the boys loved the chips so much, I decided to try making them in the Philips Airfryer, and managed to churn them out with some trial and error!

So here's how you can make your own lotus chips:

1. Peel lotus root, and slice into thin slices. Soak in cold water for at least 30 minutes.
2. Preheat Airfryer to 180 degrees Celsius.
3. Drain and dry lotus root slices with paper towels.
4. Toss slices with 1 tbsp of sesame oil (or if you wish, olive oil).
5. Add some salt, pepper and spices if you wish (you could experiment with cinnamon or curry powder, but they taste great with just some salt!), and toss to mix.
6. Place slices into Airfryer basket, and bake for 5 minutes. Open the basket, toss the slices and continue baking for another 5 minutes (Note: this is an estimate, as it depends on how thick your slices are).
7. The chips are ready once the slices are browned and crispy. Remove from the basket and let them cool. Tuck in and enjoy!

I'm thinking that these chips would be great amidst all the tidbits we usually have for Chinese New Year, and next up on our list to try would be apple chips, as well as chocolate lava cake! The Airfryer is really a versatile tool to have, especially in small kitchens without an oven. Thus far, we've baked brownies in the Airfryer, and have also fried chicken wings in there, along with our own home-made french fries:

We might also just try roasting a chicken in there for Christmas!

Oh yes, and if you are contemplating getting one (a Christmas present perhaps?), don't forget about this promotion:

An exclusive just for Mum in the Making blog readers:
Cook with Air today! Quote "Mum in the Making" and buy the Viva Digital Airfryer at $399 + $50 shopping voucher (Usual price: $459) and the Avance XL Airfryer at $479 + $50 shopping voucher (Usual price: $539) at the Philips Experience Showroom.* 
This promotion is valid from 1st December till 31st January 2014.

The Viva Digital Airfryer and Avance XL Airfryer are also available at regular prices, in leading electronics stores, departmental stores and supermarkets island-wide.

*Limited to 1 Airfryer per person (IC must be produced).

Philips Experience Showroom
Address: 620A Lorong 1 Toa Payoh Building TP4 Level 1 S(319762)
Tel: 6882 5800

Opening Hours: 
Monday to Friday9.00 am – 7.00 pm 
Saturday9.00 am – 1.00 pm
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

Disclaimer: The Avance XL Airfryer was sponsored by Philips for purpose of this review. No monetary compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.


  1. Lotus chips as a CNY snack sounds like a good idea! I'm going to give this a try along with pumpkin chips :) Since we'll be snacking more over the festive season might as we snack on healthier options :)

  2. Hi Susan,do u manage to do the pumpkin chips ? I just not able to do it;(

  3. Thanks for share Crispy lotus chips in the Philips Avance XL Airfryer.
    This is the first time i know this fried dish: pretty simply, easy and quickly.
    I will try it soon

  4. It's really great share. Love your post.

  5. This looks absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to try it! I'm sure my boys would go crazy for them!



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