Cheap and Healthy French Fries!

I hope your New Year is going well! Let’s get into today’s blog post…

I like french fries, but I am also a cheapskate. I have been making tasty, healthy and cheap fries for about a year at home. A bonus is that they are not fried so they are better for you. Here are the steps below.

  1. Wash and cut several potatoes into wedges.
  2. Soak the potatoes in cold water for 15 minutes (this step is optional…people who like using this step say that it makes the fries crispier. I have tried this step and it does make the texture of the fries more “fry-like” if that makes sense. When you bite into the fries, they are more restaurant-like instead of just being cut up baked potatoes pieces if you do this step). Dry your fries well with a paper towel.
  3. Spray some cooking spray on a baking sheet. Put your fries on the sheet. Don’t put them on top of each other. Have them flat on the sheet so that they get crisp and don’t stick together. Apply some seasoning (such as sea salt or Mrs. Dash). Spray a little more cooking spray over top of the fries.
  4. Bake them for 30 minutes at 425 degrees. Flip the fries halfway through the cooking time.

These fries are much less greasy than fast food versions and they are dirt cheap. You can also experiment with the types of seasonings you use on the fries. Of course, the cooking times are approximate as everyone’s oven is different. If you have an oven that gets hot quickly and tends to “burn” food, then of course your cooking time will be less. Check on the fries periodically…especially if this is your first time trying my recipe. Thanks for reading!

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