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Monday, February 2, 2015

Baked potato snack (Baked French fries)

In my view, 'French fries' is the thicker version of potato chips and it is almost the most favorite snack of the entire world. I have seen kids rushing to reach out to these fries during meal time, than any other food at first sight.
How to get the best French fries?
A. Surely they can be found in a local restaurant :)
B. Buying a pack of frozen French fries and preparing at home:)
C. Making it from scratch.
D. Unconventional methods.
I am sure the first suggestion is the easiest. The next choice is not my favorite version.
The third one requires lots of oil and  definitely the best cooking skills. But I am not sure of the ways to reuse the leftover oil....So my best choice is the fourth one.
If we are not going to fry those potatoes, then baking or microwave is the best.

Yesterday morning, after church, we bought a 10 lb pack of Russet potatoes from Shroprite and then I knew what I was going to do for the snack :) Then in the evening I made these baked French fries for us to have with tea. I am pretty sure that these fries tastes more fresh and as delicious as the fried ones.
Here is one more quick and satisfying treat for the snow days !



Ingredients:
Potato - 3 (Russet or Idaho)
salt - few pinches
Extra virgin olive oil - 2 tbsp
turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Method:
Line a baking sheet or tray with aluminum foil. Coat with 1 tbsp olive oil.
Preheat oven to 350 deg C.
Choose potatoes that are long (not round shapes).  Peel the potatoes, wash and pat dry. Slice them in 1/2 inch thick strips.  Pat dry again with a clean kitchen towel.
Add the ingredients mentioned above and mix well.  Spread on the baking tray without touching each other. Bake for 15 minutes one side. Then take out keep outside for 2 minutes and flip by peeling or shaking. It may take some time to do this (2 minutes for me for this quantity).
Then continue baking for 5 more minutes and change it to broil mode for 5 minutes.
Take out and now it will be easy to take them out of the tray (much easier than flipping for me).
 If the fries seem little soft, then microwave for a minute in a plate and voila the crispy Baked French fries is ready ! (I get them perfectly crispy by baking this time, but usually I microwave after baking).

Serving suggestions:
Serve as snack or appetizer with tomato sauce or ketchup.

1 comment:

Niloufer Riyaz said...

healthy alternative to fried ones!