Thursday, February 25, 2010

Baked French Fries

It is kind of funny that in my previous post, I wrote about how I dislike potatoes and my very next post, I am talking about french fries. But, show me a kid who doesn't like french fries. Just like all the other kids, my kids love them too and I thought of making it for them in a healthier way. This recipe is an outcome of many experiments that I have made. It takes longer to make them in the oven than frying them, but when you consider how low these are in fat, I guess you can't complain about the time.

Here is my version..

Ingredients:
  • Baking potato - 1 large (see picture)
  • Vegetable or olive oil - 2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp or to taste

Method:
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat mat. You could use aluminum foil. If you do, make sure you grease it really well to prevent sticking. Wash and peel the potato. Slice them into 1/3 - 1/2 inch thick slices. Then slice these discs to get 1/3 - 1/2 inch thick sticks. (You know what I mean) In a bowl, toss these cut potatoes with 2 tsp of oil and salt. Pour it on to the baking sheet and spread it so they are in single layer. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Bake in the oven for a total of 30 minutes removing halfway and flipping the fries once. If you make your potatoes thicker, you might need couple more minutes or less if thinner. Keep an eye on them.

Remove from the oven and if the salt is less, you can sprinkle salt and serve with ketchup. First time I made these, I had added chilli powder with oil and salt and they were delicious. But, my kids found it too hot and they wanted plain ones. You could play with the flavoring by using garlic powder, pepper or dried herbs.

Look how big a potato I used..

And this is how they look before going into the hot box..

And this is how they look after they are done baking..

It was enough for my 2 kids and there was some left over too which could have been enough for another kid.

Happy Baking!! Pin It

7 comments:

  1. I love french fries... Baked ones leave us with no guilty feeling rather than deep fry!

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  2. Looks great! I made these too last week but for my husband :) ...

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  3. Healthy and perfectly baked fries...

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  4. Guilt free baked french fries, yumm am loving it...

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  5. I never say no to baked stuff and these fries are so inviting!!! Have a great weekend!

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  6. Lovely and yummy french fries!!

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