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Lemon Oven Fries

In Cooking, Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Eating french fries for me is a comfort food thing, but if you looked at the stats fast food frenchies are bad, bad, bad!  If you make fries in the oven they are mucho healthier and well as for these fries tastier!

Lemon Oven Fries: makes two servings – need more just double or triple the recipe…

  • 1 Russet potatoes, large (369g)
  • 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp coarse salt, or more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1  lemons, zested
  • 1/2 Tbsp freshly chopped parsley

Directions: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Peel potato (or leave skin if you like…) and cut into thick slices (lengthwise) cut again into thick fries, about 3/8-inch squared. If you are prepping ahead you can put them into a bowl with cold water; this will help keep the fries crisp and white. Just before cooking, drain water and place on paper towel, pat dry completely. In a big bowl combine potatoes, olive oil, coarse salt, and black pepper; toss well and lay out in a single  layer on nonstick baking sheets. Bake until light brown, about 25 to 40 minutes (based on thickness), turn frequently until golden brown (I turn about every 12-15 minutes).

Remove from oven. Add lemon zest, parsley, more salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy as is or with your favorite french fry condiment 🙂

With using large potatoes and only a Tbsp of olive oil per potato this fry recipe runs around 205 calories and 7g of fat per serving (the above pic is a serving or half a potato).  Totally worth it for me!! These calculations are based on information retrieved from http://nutritiondata.self.com/

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  1. These look so good. Your pictures should be on the front cover of Better Homes & Garden!!!!

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