Fat Free and Fabulous French Fries

Foodista Cookbook Entry

Category: Side Dishes | Blog URL: http://www.theveggiegal.com/blog/?p=310

This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.


Preheat the oven to 400°. Peel the skin from the potato after you have thoroughly washed them. If you like the skin leave it on, it is good for you! For ease of cutting and not hurting yourself it is best to cut the potato in half and then in half again so it can lay on a flat surface. Then slice them into about 1/4 to 1/2 inch slices. Take about 4-6 of those slices and lay them on top of each other and slice down making 1/4 inch size fries.
Spray a nice size baking sheet with fat free cooking spray. Spread the potatoes out evenly on the sheet. Cover the sheet with tin foil and bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove the tin foil (be careful there will be steam) and spray with the fat free cooking spray and broil then for 5-10 minutes stirring until the desired crispness. FYI: sweet potatoes and yams do not crisp up like other fries and are a little soft but are still super good. If you have some left over potatoes that would not fit on the pan put them in a bowl with water until you are ready to use them or they will get brown. Sprinkle with a little sea salt or spice of your liking and ENJOY!




These natural, fat free fries are so good! I used yams and purple potatoes to make them with.YUM! The purple potatoes are slightly sweeter and creamier than traditional white potatoes and more nutritious and they don't spike your sugar as quickly . I dip them in a natural, agave sweetened ketchup that has no added colors or preservatives to keep it really healthy. The kids (that includes my teens) LOVE them and eat them up. Both the yams and purple potatoes are super good for you and have a large amount of beta carotene in them which helps aid in the reduction of night blindness and other eye problems as well as an aid in cancer preventions among other things. They contain high amounts of vitamin C, Potassium, magnesium, protein, vitamin B-6, calcium and is high in fiber . As an added bonus for women of a certain age it helps reduce menopause symptoms!

For these fries you can use any kind of potato you want. You can chose from standard Russet potatoes, the smooth and creamy Yukon Gold, Red, or Purple potatoes. You can even do Yams, Sweet Potatoes or fingerling too.




Friday, February 19, 2010 - 1:33pm


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