Healthy eating isn’t just about choosing whole foods. How they are prepared is equally important, with some cooking methods better than others.
Make french fries heart healthy by baking them, a good alternative to deep frying or using frozen french fries. I haven’t used an “Air Fryer” but have heard it makes nice crispy fries with very little oil. Comments?
This recipe looks good! Give it a try.
Recipe from: https://www.spendwithpennies.com/crispy-oven-fries/
Baked French Fries
How to Make Oven French Fries Crispy
As deep fried french fries are often double fried (once at a lower temp, once at a higher temp to crisp) I’ve found the same thing works magically for oven fries! You can make oven french fries so good and crispy!
SOAK: Cut into strips. Soak the potatoes (Russet potatoes the best) in cold water after cutting for at least 30 minutes. This step removes a lot of starch (you will see it in the bowl after you remove them) resulting in a crispier French fry!
DRY: This is really important. Make sure you dry them well so they don’t steam and get soft when they bake! I spin them in my salad spinner and then dap in a kitchen towel.
OIL & SEASON: Use parchment paper to keep them from sticking and oil to make them crisp! While these are a version of healthy fries, if you want them to crisp, you will still need to make sure the are well coated in oil. Sprinkle with your favorite herb/spice or no salt herb blend.
TWO TEMP COOKING: This easy technique allows the fries to bake perfectly crispy! Simply bake at 375°F for 20 minutes (15 for thicker fries) and then turn up the heat to 425°F to crisp them up, about 15-20 min.
Trying to cut the carbohydrates? Cut other root vegetables into strips to make fries - carrots, parsnip, turnip tossed in oil or zucchini fries coat in egg and roll in bread crumbs or Panko - flaky bread crumbs.
Using other potatoes? Yams (yellow centres) have less carbs and sweet potatoes (bright orange centres) more. What is your favourite vegetable to bake?