Friday, December 31, 2010
Anyway, everything in moderation, so I'm sure we'll treat ourselves now and again. But, french fries that I make at home, are one that we can definitely keep in our new healthier diet! They are made from fresh potatoes, and baked, not fried. They're a great alternative to breads or rice with meals. And, they're pretty fun.
Of course, John loves spicy fries. Me, not so much, so when I make them, I try to make two batches and cook them on separate cookie sheets. Watch them carefully so they don't burn! I never get them the same size so I always have a few burnt ones, but, I like to use all of the potato.
3 large potatoes
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon pepper
For spicy fries add:
1/2 tablespoon paprika
and substitute salt for garlic salt
1 teaspoon cajun seasoning
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Scrub the potatoes and cut them into strips. Coat them in olive oil and them transfer them into a large plastic bag. Add seasonings and shake until all potatoe strips are evenly spiced. Do this in two batches if necessary. Place on a greased cookie sheet evenly spread out (they can be touching). Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes, until potatoes are golden brown.
Note: I don't peel the potatoes, one extra step that I feel isn't necessary but nothing will happen if you peel them.
Until the next time my oven is on...
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