Friday, February 19, 2010

Italian Seasoned Fries

Whoever said eating healthy required one to give up tasty fries never tried this recipe. What I like about this recipe is, it's healthier than the ones you get at your local burger place, and the also taste better. It not always necessarily what you make, but how you make it, that adds the calories and extra pounds that we are always hoping to avoid.

With this recipe flavor is number one and the sky is the limit on the different flavor variations. Something else to keep in mind is, if you want to cut back on starches, you can always exchange baking potatoes with sweet potatoes. The end result will still be the same yummy goodness.

Recipe adapted from "The most decadent diet ever" cookbook


2 medium baking potatoes (about 8oz each) peeled and cut into sticks about 1/2in thick
2 slices of turkey bacon (diced)
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
3 teaspoons grated reduced-fat Parmesan
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
salt to taste
cooking spray


Preheat oven to 450

Line baking sheet with parchment paper and to avoid and chance of potatoes sticking to sheet spray with cooking spray.

Toss the potato sticks with olive oil, Parmesan, parsley, garlic, red pepper flakes, and salt.

Place them in a single layer not touching,on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake for 15 minutes, after 15 minute flip them and bake additional 10 minutes, or until potatoes are tender on the inside and have some signs of browning.

To ensure a crispy fry, turn oven onto broiler for another 2 minutes, until fries develop a crisp golden color.

Remove for oven and serve immediately.

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