FRY 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.
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