Healthier Fries: Big Boss Oil-Less “Fried” Potatoes

big boss oil-less french fries

We have had a TFal ActiFry on our wish-list for a while but are trying to stick to our budget, so when I saw the Big Boss Oil-Less Fryer on sale at for $119 minus a load of coupons – $15 coupon, $10 bonus, $25 paypal rebate and $20 ebates rebate) just days after starting Slimming World a while back, it was too hard to turn down.  I had tried their recipe for Syn (point) Free fries in the oven earlier this week but they take a fair amount of time and since I was craving McDonald’s yesterday the first thing I tried was fries.

Make no mistake, these are never going to taste like McDonald’s fries, the Big Boss oil-less ‘fryer’ is more like a grill than deep frying but I would happily eat a medium (or larger) fry at McDonalds (14.5 Syns) and these are FREE.  We made up two small potatoes, you could probably fit a third on the included rack but they were filling and it is plenty for two of us.  The portion size means that the Big Boss Oil-Less Fryer is better for a smaller family, you can’t cook well on different layers so it would not feed more than three people.

As you can see from the picture, the fries were nice and crispy after 20 minutes (from raw, no soaking needed, just rinse and pat dry).  A quick spray with PAM, stick them in, turn dial and flip them half way through – easy. They were nice and fluffy inside too, which did not happen with the ones we cooked in the oven the other day.  I can see it getting a lot of use.

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21 Replies to “Healthier Fries: Big Boss Oil-Less “Fried” Potatoes”

  1. Interesting! I’ve never heard of the “syn” program. What’s it like?

  2. Sounds yummy and so effortless to make! I might start looking for a good deal on one 🙂

    1. Go to ( Grey one $89.99 plus buy extended warranty 2 more years for $7. 97 )..

  3. These look really good. I wonder if you could do sweet potato fries on it. I would love to hear about it if you try that sometime.

  4. Karen Evans says: Reply

    WOW!! That looks tasty. I have an “older” fryer…makes everything taste “greasy”..a new one is in order..Thanks! 🙂

  5. Tea & Nail Polish says: Reply

    nicolthepickle, I have done sweet potatoes since and breaded pieces of chicken to make my own chicken nuggets too

  6. Tea & Nail Polish says: Reply

    Allison, Slimming World lets you have unlimited “free foods” (lean meat, most veg and rice, potatoes and noodles etc) but you need to make sure that 1/3 of your plate is super-free foods (non-starchy veg)
    You also get three healthy extras, 2 servings of dairy/oil and 1 bread/nuts.
    On top of that you can use 8-10 syns per day for treats – a syn is usually 20 calories but alcohol etc may be different

  7. Anne Taylor says: Reply

    We have an Acti Fry and love it! We use it for almost every dinner that we have!

    Your fries look amazing!

  8. Looks interesting – when we want fries we usually get the frozen kind that you can bake in the oven – but this looks like a great way to get more restaurant-style fries without all the added oil.

    1. Hey have tried 3 times to do raw fries but they do bot turn out like the picture at all & they are on the lower rack so what am I doing wrong???????

      1. Not sure, we cut them fairly thin, pat them dry on all sides, a quick spray with oil. Then 10 mins per side. If I overload the tray, they never come out right though

    2. Hey I tried another batch raw fries cut them 1/2″ thick soaked them most of the day & put them in fridge drained them did not dry them ( SO DO NOT DRY THEM ) at all mist them with peanut oil & put some seasoning salt on them then put them in the basket on TOP RACK 450 F. 10 mins. then flipped them & put them back on for another 15 mins. they were really good .. I going to try another back putting them on 15 mins. 1 st. then the 10 mins. should turn out the same .. Enjoy .. The BIG BOSS cooks your meat from the inside out & is good tender & juicy I also did a whole CHICKEN with stuffing every so so GOOD.

  9. Looks interesting – when we want fries we usually get the frozen kind that you can bake in the oven – but this looks like a great way to get more restaurant-style fries without all the added oil.

  10. Those really look good and it’s too late for me to make fries!

  11. The fries in the photo sure looks good. Would want them over McDonald fries.

  12. the fries look really yummy! I have been so intrigued by the big boss oil less fryer for a long time. I will be looking into to it as we enjoy lots of fried foods

  13. these look so yummy i must really make these for hubby and me

    1. sadley i dont have this fryer

  14. the oil-less fryer sounds great! hate the greasiness of fast food fried so this really is a great way to satisfy that craving at home. thanks for the info!

  15. Chandra Christine O'Connor says: Reply

    my sister has one of those she loves it. I want one.

  16. Victoria Ess says: Reply

    I would love this!

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