Baked French Fries
The nutritional allowance for this recipe allows for the teaspoon of olive oil. You can reduce the amount of oil by half if you spritz the potatoes with oil rather than using the method described in the recipe.
- 1 small white potato (3 ounces)
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste (optional)
Preheat oven to 400°F. Wash, peel, and slice the potatoes into French fry wedges. Wrap the slices in a paper towel to remove any excess moisture.
Oil the potatoes by placing them into a plastic bag with the olive oil. Close the bag and shake the potatoes until they're evenly coated.
Spread potatoes on a baking sheet treated with nonstick spray; bake 5–10 minutes.
Remove the pan from the oven and quickly turn the potatoes. Return the pan to the oven and bake another 10–15 minutes, depending on how crisp you prefer your fries. Season the potatoes with salt and pepper.
Calories: 170 | Carbohydrates: 29g | Fat: 4.5g | Sodium: 15mg | Fiber: 3g
Can Fries Be Cooked Quicker?
Speed up the time it takes to bake French fries! First, cook the potatoes in the microwave 3–4 minutes in a covered microwave-safe dish. Allow potatoes to rest for at least a minute after removing the dish from the microwave. Dry potatoes with paper towels, if necessary. Arrange the potatoes on a nonstick spray–treated baking sheet. Spray the potatoes with flavored cooking spray or a few spritzes of olive oil and bake at 400°F for 5–8 minutes to crisp them.