What better week to talk about homemade french fries than this??? I mean the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition pretty much just stated that eating french fries pretty much kills you! Or as the Washington Post so gently sums it up:
“Exactly 236 people died during the course of the study. After adjusting for a variety of factors — education, race, income, alcohol consumption and exercise, among other things — the researchers concluded that people who eat french fries more than twice a week are doomed. Doomed!” (article found here)
But while the shock value lies in French Fries doubling your mortality rate it’s not exactly the French Fry but instead the act of eating fried potatoes that more than doubles your risk of mortality. So let’s just rejoice that in the fact that we can still it our strips of salty potatoes but let’s just bake them rather than fry them, no?!?!
Anyway, we’ve been making these this summer and they have been a huge hit with the kids and are SUPER simple, they love helping make them too which is always a plus! We don’t have an exact recipe that we follow so you may want to do a quick google search, or just wing it with the quick steps below!
Baked French Fries:
1 1/2 – 2 Golden Potatoes (enough to fill a baking sheet single layered)
(You can use any potatoes: yukon, golden, sweet, yam….whatever you prefer)
Wash thoroughly (we don’t pill ours for the added nutrients the skins have)
Cut into 1/4″ strips
Mix with olive oil
Salt & Pepper to taste
Place in a single layer on baking sheet lined with parchment or a grill pan
Bake on 350 degrees for (30-35 mins) pull out when they are browned