Healthy French “Fries”

One of my weaknesses (and Karen’s) (and the kids’) is that we all love french fries.  Of course, as everyone knows, french fries are not good for you.  With that in mind, some time ago, Karen and I started baking our french “fries” in the oven with just a little olive oil spray and some salt (and sometimes pepper) sprinkled on them.  That is one thing all five of us really like.  They are easy to make, and a good “comfort food.”

At least for Karen and me, however, they can get a little old/bland.  To liven things up a bit, I have tried to mimic some wonderful fries that we have had at a nearby Indian restaurant.

These baked french fries have a great taste, but are a little more trouble than the ones above because of the time to julienne the fries.

Baked French Fries with Lime and Cilantro


4 pounds white potatoes , unpeeled and scrubbed thoroughly

2-3 cloves garlic, minced

3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1/4 cup fresh cilantro, minced


1. Cut potatoes into julienne strips.

2. Place strips in cold water.

3.  refrigerate for several hours, preferably overnight.

4.  Combine garlic, lime juice and salt in a small dish; refrigerate 1


5. Remove potatoes from refrigerator and drain.

6. Arrange potatoes on a parchment paper or silicone liner lined baking sheet.

7. Bake at 400˚ until golden brown, and then remove to a bowl.

8.  Stir cilantro into garlic mixture.

9.  Add mixture to fries, and toss to coat.


2 Responses to “Healthy French “Fries””

  1. […] this weekend my partner Brad Searson  and his wife Margo came over and we had tandoori chicken, cilantro and garlic “fries,” and grilled pita, with some of Karen’s cobblers for […]

  2. […] count it) different entrees on the Egg, and the indoor power went out just after I had started the french fries inside.  I fixed Italian chicken for Karen and the boys, plain but delicious salmon (flavored by […]

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