Thursday, March 27, 2014

Oven Baked 'French Fries'

Who doesn't love a side of warm, crispy french fries with their burger or sandwich?! As you probably know, the traditional french fries you get at a restaurant are made by deep frying cut-up potatoes in oil. Yeeeeeah... although they are amazingly yummy, french fries are pretty fatty and packed with calories. There's good news though; you don't have to swear off french fries forever!


There is actually a way to make french fries healthier so you can feel less guilty about indulging in them occasionally. All you have to do is lightly coat the potatoes in olive oil and bake them in the oven until they are nice and crispy! Making healthier 'french fries' is so easy... you can do this with sweet potatoes too!
  
Oven Baked 'French Fries'
makes 2 - 3 servings


Ingredients:

  • 2 medium potatoes, scrubbed well
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cooking spray

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet or cookie sheet with foil, then spray with a light layer of cooking spray.

Cut potato into 1/2"-1" wide strips or wedges (whatever size you want your fries).


Place cut potatoes in a large bowl; add olive oil  and toss well to coat. 


Lay potatoes in a single layer on prepared baking sheet. Season potatoes with salt and pepper to taste.


Cook for 45 minutes or until golden brown, turning once halfway through.



Serve warm!

These Oven Baked 'French Fries' are so crispy, satisfying and delicious... I had mine on the side with a salmon burger last night. And then had the leftovers tonight (they reheat pretty well). ;)

Enjoy!

-Janel

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