Baked Fries (Is This an Oxymoron?)

We all love french fries but all know how terrible they are for you with all that nasty fat and oil! This is a quick and easy way to get the same fry taste, without actually being fried. Guess we should maybe call them “french bakes” instead?

(Disclaimer–Okay for some reason all of my pictures turn out yellow and awful looking. Actually that “some reason” is two things–terrible camera, and terrible lighting in my kitchen. Bear with me until I get a better camera–I promise these things look much better and more appetizing in real life!)

What you need:

Russet potato(es) extra virgin olive oil, seasoning salt, garlic powder, pepper.
Russet potato(es) extra virgin olive oil, seasoning salt, garlic powder, pepper.

-Russet potatoes (I used one large one–feeds two.)
-Extra virgin olive oil
-Seasoning salt
-Garlic powder
-Pepper

What to do:

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Peel your potatoes and cut your potato into thin slices.  I typically start by cutting a potato into thirds, and then each third into halves. I then begin to make my slices. Next spread onto a baking sheet.
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Next, drizzle potatoes with olive oil. Sprinkle on seasoning salt, garlic powder and pepper to taste. Toss the slices around to make sure they are all evenly coated with oil and seasoning.

Finally, bake in the oven approximately 40-45 minutes or until golden. Enjoy with ketchup, mustard, or just plain by themselves!

Do you have a healthier way to enjoy french fries?

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