Oven "fries" from Weight Watchers

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by spoilme

Soaking the potatoes in a salt-sugar solution draws out some of the water, so they brown rather than steam in the oven. 3 Points.

Top Review by Sydney Mike

I didn't peel the potatoes when I made this recipe, & I actually made one & a half batches for 4 of us, wanting to be sure I had enough for everyone! Served along with a caramelized onion dip that I made, these were a big hit, but these fries are absolutely wonderful all on their own, too! Thanks for sharing this great recipe! Had a couple of friends over to help with some work on the outside of our mobile home & knew they enjoyed fries & a dip, so I used them as testers for this recipe! Passed with flying colors, too ~ We all thoroughly enjoyed it! Thanks for posting it! [Made & reviewed for one of my adopted chefs in this Spring's Pick A Chef event]

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Spray nonstick baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, combine potatoes, 1/4 tsp salt, and sugar with cold water to cover. Soak 15 minutes; drain and blot dry.
  3. In another large bowl, toss potatoes with oil and paprika. Place in single layer on baking sheet. Bake, turning potatoes as they brown, until cooked through and crisp, about 45 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 tsp salt. Serve immediately.

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