Oven "Fries"

This one was better! Recipe #2 from Weight Watchers Complete Cookbook. And this one was a success!

Oven “Fries” – Just 3 points per serving. And the recipe was easy to halve!

So the theme for this week’s Whip It Up Challenge is cheese… this does not have cheese. but maybe if I can get on top of things this week, I will have a cheese recipe by Friday. I need to get ahead anyways, as I won’t be trying new recipes the week I’m on vacation next month!

Was the recipe easy to follow?

Yes, very straight forward! Just a few ingredients.

Did the dish taste good?

Yes, even though I love love love fries, and very seldom have met a fry I didn’t like. Although there have been a few!

Would you make it again?

Yes, best fries I’ve ever made! Although next time I might just go with the Lawry’s salt instead of salt and paprika


Oven “Fries”

1 1/4 lbs baking potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch strips
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
4 tsp oil
1 tsp paprika

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray a non-stick baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. (I didn’t use spray, since I was using a stone)
2. In a large bowl, combine potatoes, 1/4 teaspoons of the salt and all of sugar with cold water to cover. Soak 15 minutes, drain and blot dry.
3. In another large. bowl, toss potatoes with oil and paprika. Place in a single layer on the baking sheet.
4. Bake, turning potatoes over as they brown, until cooked through and crisp, about 45 minutes (mine were done at 35!) Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 teaspoons of salt.

4 thoughts on “Oven "Fries"

  1. Pingback: Definitely RA | Whip It Up Wrap-Up #2

  2. Jane – have you ever tried celtic sea salt before? I know that the site http://www.celticseasalt.com/ is hokey, however, Robert’s mother gave us both a grinder in our stockings last Christmas. The salt itself has a unique clean bite to it – not like your standard table salt or even Kosher salt. I think it would work well w/ the fries recipe, esp since you’re adding spice already.

    I love fries, but certainly not the fat. Another great way to add flavor, try some herbs (e.g. various pestos w/ various nuts) or even a dry cheese (e.g. parm/reg). mmmmmm!


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