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skinny fries-hFRY TIME!  Trust me this is one of my favorite phrases…there is just something so great about FRIES!!  For me it doesn’t matter if I am having them with burgers, grilled chicken or on their own I just LOVE FRIES!!  The only problem with fries is they are just not good for you, as much as I love them I only get them every once in a while…unless I make my skinny fries!

Yes you read that right…skinny fries.  Now potatoes by them selves are not terrible for you…they get bad when you fry them in oil or cover them in cream and cheese (oh man, au gratin potatoes sound so good!) so all I had to do was create a baked fry that was crispy and yummy like the traditional fried version.

6 servings

Skinny French Fries

Tender baked fries that are full of flavor, just as good as your favorite fried fries, but with a lot less guilt

10 minPrep Time

40 minCook Time

1 hrTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs russet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp chili powder

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425
  • Line a large rimmed baking sheet withs several layers of foil
  • Spray with nonstick spray, set aside
  • Wash & pat dry each potato
  • Cut potatoes into 1/2" disks
  • Cut each disk into sticks, about 1/4" thick
  • Place fries onto prepared pan
  • Drizzle with olive oil, tossing to coat evenly
  • Sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder and chili powder
  • Toss once again to coat potatoes evenly
  • Bake for 20 minutes, then flip potatoes
  • Continue baking for another 20 minutes, tossing once more, or until potatoes are cooked through and browned
  • Serve & ENJOY!

Notes

Each serving (about 1/4 cup) is 5 WW Smart Points: Nutritional Info Calories 154 Calories from Fat 45 Total Fat 5.0g Saturated Fat 0.8g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 1181mg Potassium 661mg Total Carbohydrates 25.9g Dietary Fiber 4.3g Sugars 2.1g Protein 3.0g Vitamin A 5% - Vitamin C 51% - Calcium 2% - Iron 7% Nutrition Grade A-

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Calories
122 cal
Fat
7 g
Carbs
14 g
Protein
2 g


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First up is to cut the potatoes into little sticks like your favorite fries.  The Hubby likes more of a wedge, but I like them super thin, so we compromised with a medium thick fry.  After that comes the good stuff…all the seasoning.  Now the beauty of these fries is that you can adjust the seasoning as you like, for us I kept it pretty simple with salt, pepper, garlic powder and chili powder, but you could add in some herbs (dried or fresh), cumin, a little brown sugar, or some paprika.  Really any combo you prefer would be great, just make sure you season them well…potatoes can really over power seasoning if you don’t use enough.  To cook them I like to cook at a high temp, on a baking rack flipping often to keep them cooking evenly and allowing them to crisp up as well.  I just can’t say enough just how good they are!

Go ahead and enjoy some fry time without all the guilt…trust me they are so, so good!

Happy (half) Baked Life – MJ


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