Over the past week I’ve been cutting back on the amount of potatoes I have in my menu. Honestly, I could eat some form of potatoes EVERYDAY!!!! I love hash browns, french fries, mash potatoes with loads of butter, baked potato loaded with cheese…. need I go on? I’ve known all along that my body really doesn’t need a potato a day or at least the potato the way I prepare it. In today’s post I’m sharing a healthy spin on my all time favorite french fries featuring potatoes you can grow in containers or in your garden.
This is a super healthy alternative to deep fried potatoes that your entire family will love! I hope you will take advantage of the print option and add this recipe to your menu cookbook to enjoy in the days to come.
Healthy Alternative To Deep Frying: Oven-Cooked French Fries
Preheat the oven at 450 F
Scrub the potatoes clean and cut them into slices approximately 1 cm thick.
Place them in a bowl filled with water and leave them for approximately 15 minutes.
Drain the potatoes, season them with salt and pepper and place them on a baking dish. Top them off with Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the PDO region of Kalamata.
Roast in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.
Season with paprika.
Reduce the temperature to 400 F and bake for 10 more minutes or until they get a nice golden color.
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Recipe and image credit to Gaea.com
I wanted to include a few fun facts about potatoes just to let you know that I’m still passionate about potatoes I just personally need to pay closer attention to how I prepare mine and how my body needs this amazing veggie. I’ve included a list of different types of potatoes below and included a link to an inspiring story about Potato Farm Family at Potato Goodness.com.