Low Fat " Mc Donald's" French Fries

Low Fat " Mc Donald's" French Fries created by lazyme

I got this from Devin Alexander's cookbook, Fast Food Fix. They are wonderful! They taste very close to a full fat version of McDonald's fries. Enjoy!

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  • Bring water to boil in a saucepan over high heat. Add one teaspoon of salt.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Peel potatoes and slice into 1/4 inch fries.
  • Weigh the potatoes and measure out 9 ounces.
  • Transfer potatoes to boiling water and cook exactly 2 1/2 minutes.
  • Drain in colander and let cool (about 5 minutes).
  • Transfer cooled potatoes to a mixing bowl and add oil and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
  • Mix gently to coat.
  • Spread in a single layer on a non stick baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until crisp and golden.
  • Turn every five minutes during the last half of cooking.
  • Add the remaining salt if desired. (I found them plenty salty without).
  • Note: Mine took 30 minutes to achieve the right level of crispiness--so check for crispness before removing from the oven.
  • Chef Alexander states that this recipe is equal to a medium order of fries and has 5 grams of fat (as opposed to 17 grams of fat in the original version).
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"I got this from Devin Alexander's cookbook, Fast Food Fix. They are wonderful! They taste very close to a full fat version of McDonald's fries. Enjoy!"
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  1. NTexas
    I follow the recipe as stated and I cooked them for 30 minutes. The fries came out ok, but nothing like I was expecting. These are really no different from your basic oven cooked fries.
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  2. lazyme
    Low Fat " Mc Donald's" French Fries Created by lazyme
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  3. lazyme
    Good fries. I cut mine a little thicker but followed the directions other than that. Easy and tasty. Thanks for sharing. Made for Cookbook Tag.
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  4. Red Hook
    Great recipe! My kid (who shuns homemade potato anything) loved them. Took a little longer than I expected though to get the crunch I wanted. Thank you so much! There was a little too much salt but that's just my personal taste (and we're low sodium here).
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  5. AZPARZYCH
    Very good fries! My DS's didn't think they tasted like McDonald's but they are 5 and 2 yrs so nothing is the same. I think they tasted similar; I decreased the amount of salt as well. Next time I will have to sharpen my knife really well first so I can get them even smaller, closer to fast food size (mine were a little wider). Made for I Recommend Tag.
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