Monday, February 4, 2013

Oven Roasted Potato Fries - Baked Potato Fries

Are you a Big Fan of potato (french) fries but often curb your cravings to avoid this unhealthy fast food? Well here's a solution to that - Oven Roasted/Baked Potato Fries. I know frying always gives that additional flavor to any dish but the process definitely decreases its nutritional value too. So now a days these crispy baked fries which are equally appetizing & satiating are my go to option be it snacking or serving them as sides with Burger. No more guilt trips required after eating these delights. 



I prefer using the potato with skin for this dish mainly because of its nutrional value (potato skins are known to be rich in fiber, vitamin B &C, Iron etc) so I try using potato with their skins where-ever dishes permit me to like this one. Secondly roasting fries with their skin gives a much crispier texture & also saves ton of peeling effort. See all positives there :) But these fries would turn out equally good if you want to peel & use the potato. 

Now to the recipe...




Ingredients: 
2 large russet potatoes (or use any type of Large potato)
1/4 tsp garlic powder (or to taste) 
1/2 tsp Chaat Masala
1/4 tsp dry parsley flakes
1 tbsp of Olive oil
salt & pepper to taste



Method: 
Wash the potatoes (with skin) thoroughly & slice them into 4 horizontal slices each as shown. Then cut each slice into french fingers. Soak these french cut potatoes into ice-cold water.  Drain & wipe them dry with a paper/regular towel. Preheat Oven to 400F & line baking sheet with aluminium foil or parchment paper & keep it ready. Pop the baking sheet for 10 mins into the hot oven for preheating. This process helps to give crispier fries. 


In a bowl, add these dry potato fingers & to these add garlic powder, chaat masala, parsley flakes, olive oil, salt & pepper. Mix well. Remove the hot baking tray from the oven & arrange the potato fingers in one single layer. Then pop them into the oven for about 20 mins or till nice & golden. Flip the sides of the fingers after about 10 mins. Keep a close watch to make sure they don't get burnt. Potatoes with skin will tend to have a darker texture/color than the remaining body. 

That's it, our delicious crunchy Oven Roasted/Baked Potato Fries are ready. Serve them on their own as appetizers/snacks with some Tomato ketchup & Mayonnaise or as sides with your Burgers. Enjoy!!

Happy Baking!!
Shweta

20 comments:

  1. wow crunchy yummy potato chips...love to munch it :)

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  2. OMG I need to have this now...looks so tempting and i'm drooling...

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  3. I've been making them lately and have fallen in love with it...Looks so tempting

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  4. Lovely recipe Shweta! I am going to try this soon!

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  5. Baked potato fries?? Awesome idea! Healthy and delicious,Shweta!

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  6. Omg! you made it amazingly. Yummy and delicious baked potatoes.

    today's recipe:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/02/soru-chakuli-eastern-indian-dosa.html

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  7. REally guilt free snack and looking so inviting

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  8. Guilt free indulgence.. I would love to have loads of these!

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  9. wow its awesome shwetha.. like your cute mug..

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  10. Love to finish those attractive fries rite now,irresistible and seriously tempting.

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  11. Amazing clicks dear and simply wonderful recipe. Mouthwatering here.

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  12. Baked version of potato!!! healthy version!! love it potato in any form!!love your clicks!

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  13. Love this tempting recipe..

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  14. Super delicious and healthier too :) Nice clicks dear!!

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  15. looks healthy and super yummy looking fries

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  16. Healthy oil free potatoes.. wonderful
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  17. I have to try this, Shweta. Baked/roasted fries sound so healthy and so tasty.

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  18. perfectly done...love the shape...

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