"skinny" Fries

"This recipe comes from The New American Diet Cookbook with some changes by me. The secret here is to soak the potatoes in ice water for 10 to 15 minutes while the oven is preheating."
"skinny" Fries created by Boomette
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  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 -4 teaspoons cajun seasoning
  • salt and pepper


  • Scrub the potatoes and cut lengthwise into 3 equal slices; cut each slice into thirds or fourths.
  • As the potatoes are cut, place them in a dish of ice water.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • When oven is hot, drain off the water, remove potatoes and pat dry with a paper towel.
  • Return the dried potatoes to the bowl, sprinkle with seasoning and drizzle with oil; evenly distribute the oil and seasoning with your hands.
  • Place on a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray and bake until golden brown and tender; approximately 30 minutes, turning frequently.
  • Sprinkle with additional seasoning if desired or salt and pepper to taste.
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  1. LifeIsGood
    Excellent! The potatoes were cooked perfectly - crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. I think the ice water method has something to do with baked french fries turning out so well. My potatoes were small, so I only used 2 t. cajun seasoning and the fries were spicyyyyyy. We love spicy, so it was perfect! Made for the Aussie/NZ Swap. Thank you!
  2. lazyme
    "skinny" Fries Created by lazyme
  3. lazyme
    Yummers! I love everything Cajun-style. I made these as directed as a side to a sandwich. So simple and so good. Thanks, Paula for sharing. Made for Zaar Stars Tag.
    "skinny" Fries Created by AZPARZYCH
    Quick and easy fries! I used about a Tbs of olive oil and a combo of cajun seasoning and seasoned salt. They cooked up in 20 minutes and were crispy. Made for I Recommend Tag.

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