Little Piece of Healthy Heaven Baked French Fries

"Simply put, these are to die for. Loved by all ages and you don't even need ketchup! Zero clean up as well :)"
 
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Ready In:
40mins
Ingredients:
9
Serves:
4-6
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ingredients

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directions

  • Preheat oven to 425.
  • Wash potatoes and peel them if you like (I leave skins on for more crunch!) Cut potatoes in half lengthwise, and then in half lengthwise again. Cut into strips, as thin as possible. It's ok if some are a little thicker.
  • Place cut up fries in a big ziploc bag and add olive oil. Shake to coat.
  • In a small bowl, mix all spices, and then dump into bag. Shake to coat.
  • Line 2 cookie sheets with foil. Spray lightly with cooking spray.
  • Arrange fries in a single layer on sheets (don't overlap too much) and sprinkle grated parmesan all over potatoes. Put in preheated oven and bake for 30-45 minutes. You want them to turn golden brown with some crispy edges. 4-5 of them on the outside may turn darker but they are still extremely tasty and just cook faster than the ones in the middle. Watch them closely for desired texture! Just make sure the parm cheese starts to become a golden brown color and potatoes are cooked through!

Questions & Replies

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  1. Joy C.
    Is nutritional info available?
     
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Reviews

  1. PTKSmom
    These ARE fantastic...especially if you love flavor and not ketchup! Even my kids loved them (although they still had ketchup). I had to google how to make 'herbs de provence', which was easy and amazing! Highly recommend these over frozen any night!! I'd like to try it with sweet potatos/yams.
     
  2. TheGrumpyChef
    Very tasty fries! My family enjoyed these very much. Served with recipe #272768 for an outstanding meal. Left the skins on and the potatoes cooked to crunchy perfection. Wouldn't change a thing. Thanks for sharing.
     
  3. Reneessance
    Delicious! These are a true replacement for french fries. They're the best oven fries I've ever had. I'll be having these anytime I get a french fry craving! Thanks Melvin's wifey!
     
  4. sillyelmo
    Delicious fries! We cut down on the cayanne pepper as it was too spicy for the kids the first time we made these! And remember to line the cookie sheet with tin foil AND spray with cooking spray, or clean up is terrible and the fries WILL stick! (Speaking from experience here people! ) :o)
     
  5. shelburn01
    I have been making o Ben fries this way for years, except for the spices. So good!!!!!!
     
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  1. skb289
    Great recipe. The only substitutions I made was to use 1/3 of a cup of diced onions instead of onion powder which I do not have (I would not recommend this to other, since my onions ended up burning), cutting out the cheese and using one teaspoon of walnut oil instead of 1 tbsp of olive oil. Even with my onion mishap, the fries came out very tasty.
     

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I started cooking just by helping my Mom out in the kitchen as a little girl. I preferred baking over cooking, as I loved getting all into measuring things and stirring. I always got to stir! However in the past 5 years I've been the one responsible for making nightly dinners. At first this consisted of the same 10 or so dishes in a constant rotation, but that quickly became boring and I remembered how much my Mom would complain when I was younger about how she always made the same things and she never knew what new dishes to try! Obviously 20 years ago, Zaar wasn't around! I still cook a lot of the same type of dishes my Mom cooked when we were younger and I try to incorporate as much fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs into my meals as possible. However Melvin's favorite food of all time is fried chicken so... I make sure he gets a fresh vegetable on the side! My favorite cook book is my staple cookbook which is the old red and white Better Homes Cook Book. My only pet peeve about cooking is bland food! <img src="http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/susied214/permanent%20collection/adoptedspring08.jpg">
 
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