13 June 2010

Fat Free French Fries

The Potato has long been the most consumed veggie in the USA, unfortunately its always as french fries. French Fries are 50% FAT per serving.  Nasty fat at that, frier fat!   A baked potato is less than 1% fat.  Baked potatoes don't illicit the calm soothing hot crisp and salty sensation that fries do, unfortunately.  Well with a little monkeying in the kitchen I was able to make perfect crisp fries in my toaster over.  Just slice up a WELL WASHED AND SCRUBBED NO GREEN OR BLIGHT BITS potato into fry bits with the skins on.  Thinner fries cook better.  Cut any accidental big ones in half length wise.

Rinse the fries in water and shake off the excess moisture.  Then put about 5 fries into a grain strainer full of bread crumbs.  The goal is not to coat the fries, but to wick off the moisture and leave a spare smattering of bread crumbs on the fries to soak up more fluids while baking.

Arrange skins down on the baking sheet covered in parchment paper.


Bake for 1 hour at 360ish or until you see browning.  Alternatively you can pick them out as they look done.  Allow to cool for a sec and garnish with your fav Ketchup or BBQ sauce.


I can eat a hundred of these!  Compared to regular fat bomb fries how can you ever go back!  Guilt free light and crispy baked fries!  (salt shake optional)

6 comments:

Kristin said...

yum!!! I would die for one of those RIGHT NOW!!

erika said...

Yuuummm I totally agree. I do not feel any desire for french fries at all. Go potatoes!

Anonymous said...

Hate to sound stupid, but what is a grain strainer full of bread crumbs? Thanks...

Lex said...

A grain strainer looks like a giant orange juice strainer, its for washing fine grains. You can coat the fries in a bowl full of bread crumbs, too. This is just super fast and the bread crumbs don't pass through and you can shake them around in it rather than doing them one at a time. Looking back its not needed, how ever you bread things go for it! Just remember you're just trying to get a smattering of bread crumbs on them to add crispiness.

Anonymous said...

would it be ok to make these fries with cooking spray since it adds very minimal fat?

Lex said...

Anonymous, cooking spray is PURE FAT!!! They get around telling you how much fat because the FDA lets them round down anything under .5 grams. A single 2 second spray could add tons of calories of pure disgusting health robbing fat.

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