Cooking without oil: How to prepare crispy veggies & fry meat with no oil
Are you keen to eat a healthy and balanced diet and want to try cooking without oil while not compromising on taste? In this article we’ll show you a range of methods to cook with little or no saturated fats. Whether it’s fried potatoes, oven vegetables, roasted pumpkin or other crispy vegetables, here you’ll learn how to reduce fat (content) while still making great tasting food. In addition, we’ll show you how to both fry meat and make fries at home with little to no oil.
Frying and roasting vegetables without oil: How to make them tasty
It’s easy to rely on oil to bring flavor and texture, but in fact there are lots of other ways to make food taste good. If you want to prepare crispy vegetables with little or no fat for example, you can use a hot air fryer, a pan with non-stick coating, or choose to fry the vegetables with a little water instead of fat/oil.
One great tip for anyone learning how to cook without oil is to replace the flavor it brings with natural flavor-enhancers. Herbs such as rosemary and thyme, as well as spices, such as chili flakes, pepper and garlic, are a great way to make tasty oven vegetables when you’re learning how to roast vegetables without oil. These work well with whichever veggies you have already.
Another important tool when it comes to making delicious oil free roasted vegetables is seasoning. The exact mix you use will depend on personal taste but a simple mix of salt, pepper and rosemary, or something fiery with curry, coriander, chili or Cajun spice will boost the flavor of your veggies without adding calories.
No oil roasted oven fries
Homemade fries are simply delicious, and when prepared in the oven or with a hot air fryer, you can make them with reduced levels of fat for a more balanced diet. For no oil roasted oven fries, simply cut the desired amount of peeled potatoes, season with paprika, garlic and herbs, place on a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake at 400F for about 25 minutes.
In the pan: You can easily fry meat without oil in a grill pan or normal, nonstick pan. The natural fats of the meat are enough to cook it, but if you want to add a little something to help it on its way, try a splash of sparkling mineral water. Strange, but it works!