French fries are my weakness. I’m not ashamed to admit that there have been times when a baking sheet of fries have been my entire meal. They’re just so tasty and comforting and I seriously cannot get enough of them.
Eating too many french fries can do serious damage to both your waistline and your long-term overall health. But if you love french fries, you don’t have to banish them from your plate for good.
If you love french fries, you don’t have to completely ban them from your plate. Baking fries at home allows you to make them somewhat more healthful. Go ahead and give this recipe a try and see if it satisfies your craving as much as it does mine!
- 4 idaho potatoes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄ 8teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 tablespoons herbes de provence
- 1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese, grated (use more to taste)
- Preheat oven to 425.
- Wash potatoes and peel them if you like (I leave skins on for more crunch!) Cut potatoes in half lengthwise, and then in half lengthwise again. Cut into strips, as thin as possible. It’s ok if some are a little thicker.
- Place cut up fries in a big ziploc bag and add olive oil. Shake to coat.
- In a small bowl, mix all spices, and then dump into bag. Shake to coat.
- Line 2 cookie sheets with foil. Spray lightly with cooking spray.
- Arrange fries in a single layer on sheets (don’t overlap too much) and sprinkle grated parmesan all over potatoes. Put in preheated oven and bake for 30-45 minutes. You want them to turn golden brown with some crispy edges. 4-5 of them on the outside may turn darker but they are still extremely tasty and just cook faster than the ones in the middle. Watch them closely for desired texture! Just make sure the parm cheese starts to become a golden brown color and potatoes are cooked through!