Saturday, February 18, 2012

Healthy French Fries!

New Best Friends! And only $3.99 at the local kitchen store!
                                                                                                                                                                  Ms. Potato Head looks a little worried--fear not, dear one, you may supervise this recipe! So that Ms. Potato Head could stand up straight, we just sliced one of the ends off--same for her dicer buddies.                                                            

With a flat surface on the potato...

 It makes it so much easier to dice.

Place diced potatoes directly in water so that they do not discolor.

Wet Ingredients:
Equal amounts of Olive oil & hot sauce

Dry Ingredients:
Brown Rice Flour
Ground Flax Seed
Onion powder
Garlic powder
Cajun spice or chile powder

Put oil and hot sauce into a large bowl.

Whisk it until blended. Set aside.
Combine dry ingredients. This is totally up to your taste on proportions of these spices. The flax seed, in addition to its flavor, helps bind all the ingredients so that they don't fall off the fries. The brown Rice flour, is of course, the main bulk of this dusting. And yes, white flour works, too.
Place this flour mixture into a large ziplock bag.

Now, back to the wet ingredients. After drying them off a bit, thoroughly coat your diced potatoes with the hot sauce/oil mixture.

Then in batches, put diced potatoes into the ziplock bag, and shake...

Coating the potatoes with the flour mixture.

Place on a parchment lined baking pan and set in a preheated 400 degree oven for 45 minutes. I didn't even turn them in the baking, and they cooked evenly. Taste them to make sure the flavor is right. You can add salt if you think it is necessary, but with all the seasoning you have already done, it shouldn't be needed.

Serve it up with Ketchup and dig in! 


  1. Oh, I LOVE spicy fries! Ms. Potato Head is just gorgeous! How did you make her hair?

    1. You bake it! Just wrap any old polyester yarn around metal knitting needles and bake at about 200 degrees for a time, maybe 30 minutes, cool and unwind. It's rather like a perm, isn't it? Even keeps its curl when wet!
      Actually, I may have misted it a bit with water before baking--sounds like something I would have done.

  2. I can't wait to try this recipe! I hope it's "as good as grandma's" when I make it :)

  3. I can't wait to try the recipe for both the fries and the yarn hair.