“Low Fat” French Fries

To say that I love French fries is a vast understatement. French fries are my happy place. If I had access to some pixie dust, French fries would be the happy thought that finally gets my feet off of the ground. And I don’t discriminate — I love all types of French fries — waffle fries, steak fries, shoe string fries, crinkle cut…. I just lost my train of thought.

A few months ago I stumbled upon a recipe for “Baked Spicy Fries with Garlic Cheese Sauce” on the blog Pinch of Yum, and I was in love. Not just with the recipe, but with the technique she used to make the fries. There is no oil, no cooking spray, no grease, and yet they turn out perfect every single time. Now, I would go so far as to declare these “low-fat” French fries, but you can decide for yourself.

I used new potatoes for this recipe because that’s what I had around, but the recipe will work with any kind of potato (sweet potatoes would be fantastic).

4-5 medium new potatoes, washed and dried
1 Egg white
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder

Preheat the oven to 425.

Cut the potatoes into wedges and put into a medium-sized bowl.  Pour egg white and seasonings over wedges, and toss to combine.

Cover your baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop the potatoes onto the parchment paper. DO NOT DUMP! There will be some leftover egg whites in the bottom of the bowl and you don’t want that on the baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, take the baking sheet out and slide the parchment paper off of the sheet, putting the fries directly onto the baking sheet. Bake for another 5-10 minutes; remove from oven and stir. Put the fries back in oven for another 5 minutes.  The fries will come out perfectly browned and crisp. Yum!

Makes one generous serving
(Adapted from Pinch of Yum)

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