Depending on the restaurant, the average serving of french fries is about 275 calories – and no one ever has just one serving size. For a healthier alternative that still satisfies your craving, try this recipe for oven-baked fries. It skips the oil vat and uses better-for-you red potatoes, but still meets the standards of a picky junk food lover like myself. The best part? There’s only four ingredients! Try it with our healthy burgers.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 45-55 minutes
2 lbs Red Potatoes
2-3 TBSP Olive Oil
Dash of Kosher or Sea Salt & Pepper
1. Preheat oven to 425◦.
2. Peel potatoes and cut into fry slices about 1/4-inch thick (for a crispier fry, make slices thinner; for a softer “wedge”, cut larger slices).
3. Toss potatoes, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl until fries are evenly coated.
4. Spread fries evenly across baking sheet lined with foil. TIP: To keep fries from sticking to foil, put a layer of parchment paper over it. The fries will come off cleanly without sticking or breaking.
5. Bake on a rack in the middle of the oven for 45-55 minutes. Keep in mind that the longer the fries are in the oven, the crispier they will be.