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Friday, March 6, 2015

BAKED Crispy French Fries

I love, love, love, LOVE (did I mention LOVE??!) French Fries...its one of the 
things I miss most about trying to eat healthy. BUT THIS is a GREAT substitute for the "real" mccoy! They still have the same YUMMY taste, just not all the added grease. THEY are fabulous!! I didn't turn mine 1/2 way through the cooking process like you are supposed to, which is why mine didn't crisp up as much as they should have...SO DON'T forget to turn them 1/2 way through...!

BAKED Crispy French Fries
3 LARGE russet potatoes
2 T. olive oil
1/2 t. season salt

Wash potatoes, peel IF you don't like the skins...I like them so I leave them on. Cut potatoes into thin, french fries size, slices. Place potatoes into a large bowl, over with COLD water. Let sit for 30 minutes (or more). Drain and rinse potatoes. Lay out on a paper towel. Blot potatoes so there is no leftover water. PREHEAT OVEN to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Mix oil and seasoning in a small bowl. Place DRY potatoes in a large bowl. Pour oil mixture on top and stir and toss, coating all potato slices. Spread potato slices evenly onto prepared baking sheet. Don't overlap fries (I did...not good!) Bake for 15 minutes, turn fries over. Remove from oven, turn up oven temperature to 450 degrees. Return potatoes to oven, bake for another 15-20 minutes or until fries are done (mine actually took another 30 minutes BUT I think it was because some of them were overlapping). Serve with your favorite entree. IF you have more potatoes then will fill the pan, you can bake them OR put them in a ziplock bag and cook another day. 

Julie~  

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