Healthy Recipes

Delicious Oven French Fries
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Servings: 5
Ingredients and Preparation
Ingredients Measures
Large potatoes (2 pounds) 4
Ice water 8 cups
Garlic powder 1 teaspoon
Onion powder 1 teaspoon
Salt ¼ teaspoon
White pepper 1 teaspoon
Allspice ¼ teaspoon
Hot pepper flakes 1 teaspoon
Vegetable oil 1 tablespoon

  1. Scrub potatoes and cut into long ½-inch strips.
  2. Place potato strips into ice water, cover, and chill for 1 hour or longer.
  3. Remove potatoes and dry strips thoroughly.
  4. Place garlic powder, onion powder, salt, white pepper, allspice, and pepper flakes in a plastic bag.
  5. Toss potatoes in spice mixture.
  6. Brush potatoes with oil.
  7. Place potatoes in nonstick shallow baking pan.
  8. Cover with aluminum foil and place in 475°F oven for 15 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking uncovered for an additional 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Turn fries occasionally to brown on all sides.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup
Calories 238
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 163 mg
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