Tuesday, July 9, 2013

(Skinny) Oven Fries



Fries are a huge weakness for me. Fast food fries, to be exact. I've watched the documentaries on how bad McDonald's fries are but they are so.darn.good. And who doesn't love fries with their burger? Crazy people, that's who, because fries and burgers are like ice cream and hot fudge. They just belong together. 

And so, we recently grilled burgers and I fought the urge to fry up some potatoes to go with them. Instead, I reached for a recipe for low calorie oven fries and was, strangely, completely satisfied with the much healthier alternative. These fries are still brown and crispy, thanks to roasting them at a high temp, and the insides are soft and buttery, thanks to the use of Yukon Gold potatoes. And the calories? That's the best part! Only 102 calories a serving! 

These were easy, tasty, and a hit at our house. Try them at yours the next time you're looking for a healthier option to serve your family.

Psst - I went traditional and just used salt but you could throw other seasonings and dried spices on for tasty variations!


{Skinny} Oven Fries
2 large Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into wedges
4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 450.

In a large bowl, toss the potato wedges, oil, and salt until the potatoes are well coated. Spread them in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet. 

Bake until browned and tender, turning once, about 20 minutes total.

Makes 4 servings. Each serving: 102 calories; 5g fat (1g sat, 4g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 13g carbohydrates; 2g protein; 1g fiber; 291mg sodium; 405mg potassium.

Source: Eating Well

12 comments :

  1. I always bake my fries now. Still delicious, way fewer calories and way less mess! And the oven does the work for you, so you are freed up from standing at the deep fryer. Oh, and I suppose they are safer this way too, since you don't have to worry about burning yourself with hot oil. Win!!

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    1. Yup! I have another oven fry recipe that is my favorite but it's higher in calories (which is, um, why I like it more...) so this is a great alternative. So much easier than frying!

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  2. Yum! These look great - always looking for healthier versions of good food!

    Allison @ www.allisonskinnyjeans.com

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  3. I agree! Fries go with burgers like peanut butter goes with chocolate! But, also looking for healthier options, so I will try your recipe!

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  4. These sound delicious. My daughter would love them. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.

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  5. These look great! I love preparing fries this way. If you have a grill, you can also throw them in a grill wok and grill them. They taste amazing that way too!

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    1. Definitely trying the grill next time! Thanks for the tip!

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  6. I love oven fries! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

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