Oven Fries

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I am back!  I have not been posting much during my pregnancy because 1.  I haven’t really been experimenting with new recipes and 2.  I have just been too tired!  But, a lot has been going on…

Our not-so-little puppy has been growing like a weed over the past several months.  At 8 months she reached a whopping 65 pounds – and still growing.

Willa has made a new friend!

Willa and Ella

**notice the water all over the patio.  They had fun, to say the least.

And Bernie turned 29 again! 🙂

Bernie's delicious cookie cake from the American Cookie Company - wait, does that say "Bennie??"

On to the fries…

These fries deserve a post, and get a rave review.  I have done baked fries before, but these do not taste baked – they taste like the real thing.  Bernie thinks they taste like 5 Guys Burgers & Fries french fries, which are some of the worst (nutrition-wise) fries out there – but delicious.  And, considering my eating habits during pregnancy and new found love for all things greasy, these were right on the money – without the grease or guilt (not that I have been experiencing any guilt latetly)!

Oven Fries, from Prevention RD

6 large red potatoes (about 2 pounds)
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 dashes salt
cooking spray

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line cookie sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.

Wash potatoes and cut into matchsticks. Put the potatoes into a large ziplock bag and coat with olive oil. Shake to coat evenly. Add paprika, garlic powder, and salt and shake to coat evenly.

Spread potatoes on the cookie sheet in a single layer. Bake about 30 minutes, to desired crispness and serve immediately. Yum!!

Yields: 6 servings

Nutrition per serving:  164 calories, 7g fat, 0mg cholesterol, 57mg sodium, 27g carbohydrates, 3.33g fiber, 4.2g protein, 3.22g sugar

Best baked fries ever!  I did try these re-heated and they are just not the same, so definitely serve out of the oven!

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One response »

  1. I’m so glad you loved them and what a statement from your hubby! Better than Five Guys? Now that is one serious compliment…tell him thank you 🙂 I hope the rest of your pregnancy is healthy and happy 🙂

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