Because they are delicious, potatoes are very popular and go well with many dishes. With grilled meat, hamburgers or even as an appetizer, they are suitable for all recipes and ways of preparation. With this recipe you can prepare potatoes that are soft on the inside and crispy on the outside, even without an oven. Discover how to master the art of cooking roasted and golden potatoes in an oil-free fryer. Preparing roasted potatoes in the hot air fryer without oil will save you time. In fact, cooking is much faster than cooking in the oven.

How to prepare roasted and crispy potatoes in the hot air fryer without oil?

You can prepare both soft and crispy potatoes by following these steps.

Step 1:

To get soft potatoes from the inside, it is important to boil them first.  To do this, peel your potatoes and cut them into equal sized pieces. If the pieces are large, they will take longer to cook.  Next, bring a pot of cold water to a boil and add the potato pieces, then a pinch of salt. Leave the pan on the stove for a few minutes, then check if the potatoes are cooked by sticking the tip of a knife into the tubers.  If you feel they are still tough or stiff, continue cooking them.

Step 2:

After you have cooked the potatoes, drain them and dust them with flour. Make sure all the pieces are coated with flour.  In the meantime, preheat your oil-free deep fryer. Set the temperature to 390 °F and the timer to 25 minutes.

Step 3:

Lightly oil the frying basket, then arrange the potatoes in a single layer.  Do not overlap them to speed up cooking. Drizzle the potatoes with a drizzle of olive oil and fry them. Don’t hesitate to shake them as they cook so that all sides are evenly browned and cooked.  All you have to do then is serve your potatoes hot, soft on the inside and crispy on the outside.

What kind of potatoes for this recipe?

For this recipe to succeed, it is recommended that you use Maris Piper potatoes.  This British variety is very popular. It has the advantage of being versatile. While it can be used for crispy fries, it can also be eaten mashed or sautéed. This potato is crispy on the outside, but retains a floury flesh on the inside after cooking. To avoid a bad choice, note that you can refer to the information on the bag, which says “special fries”.

You can also find potatoes that are labeled “oven.” These are ideal for successful baking. You can use them to make gratins and oven dishes, as well as to make soups or mashed potatoes. Other potato varieties are labeled “steamed” or “haunted.” These are varieties with firm flesh that do not turn black when cooked.  They are used for steaming, boiling or frying.