Homemade Healthy Fries for Your Little Fries
So we’re having family over tonight. Texas family. And in an effort to not totally freak them out by the healthy fare that we’ll be serving, we decided we’d offer up some homemade fries as a familiar, comfort food (just don’t tell them how healthy these pups are!).
- Pick any number of large potatoes (one potato makes about two servings) or try sweet potatoes as a vitamin packed, colorful option
- 1 teaspoon olive oil for every potato (you got it, 6 potatoes, 6 teaspoons) and for those looking for adventure, try grapeseed oil as a healthy option
- Sea salt to taste
- And for those wanting to spice things up: cayenne, black pepper, rosemary, thyme or turmeric (optional)
- Preheat oven to 425.
- Turn on your favorite song.
- Assign kids (big kids or little ones) to peel (sweet) potatoes
- Cut off tapered ends .
- Cut (sweet) potatoes in half lengthwise. And keep cutting each half in half until you get fry slices that are about 1/8- to 1/4-inch slabs (don’t make them too skinny or they’ll burn to crisps).
- Put fries in a large bowl. Toss thoroughly with oil. Sprinkle with salt (and whatever other spices you want to throw in!) just make sure to coat them evenly.
- Put your fries on a large baking sheet in a single layer, if possible (they can be snuggled in, because they will shrink when cooking).
- Bake your fries until they start to brown on the bottom (usally about 20 minutes) and are tender. Then pull them out, flip them, and stick them back in oven, increasing the temperature to 450 and bake for another 10 minutes, flipping them to help them cook evenly.
- Devour with pride.