Healthy French Fries

I’ve gotten a lot of requests for a recipe for the baked fries I’ve been making.  These fries are inspired by TJ who gave us the secret recipe!
The goal of these fries is to get maximum crispy-ness with minimum calories.  The secret to TJ’s recipe is to use canola oil instead of olive oil. 
Once we latched onto that idea we realized that the next important step is to make sure all pieces are uniformly sized.  Otherwise some are crispy and some are raw.  We have even started using our mandolin slicer to make “chips”
We also realized that baking at a high heat and flipping halfway through (which is a pain in the butt-is key).

We preheat the oven to about 425 and bake the fries for about 20 minutes on each side.  However, the first time you bake them you should definitely monitor them closely for your oven temperature and altitude.
Ingredients (all to taste):

  • Potatoes
  • 1-2T canola oil
  • parmesan cheese, shredded
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic salt
  • season all

Preheat oven to 425.  Cut fries evenly and place in large baggie or bowl with the rest of the ingredients.  Mix thoroughly.  Place in single layer on parchment paper lined baking sheet.  Bake for 20 minutes (or until browned on one side) then flip and bake for 20 more minutes.

These are such a tasty treat that are a great substitute for fried fries.

What is your favorite way to replace French fries?