It's Monday but I still wanted to share a Friday Five even if it is a couple of days late. I unfortunately was hit with some kind of winter bug and was out of commission for a few days. Finally feeling better and craving of all things - French Fries. Thus comes today's Friday, or Monday, Five - French Fry alternatives. Here are my favorites, for most recipes I cut down the oil and substitute cooking spray where I can. I would love to hear about yours!
1. Paula Dean Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Nothing is better than a crispy, salty, sweet potato fry, and I love this recipe from Paula Dean. The recipe itself is fairly straight forward but I love the spice blend at the end. Want them even crispier? Toss the fries in egg whites before baking.
2. Perfect Oven Fries
What I love about this oven fry recipe is that the fries come out crispy and delicious. Normally since I am trying to cut the oil out of baked fries recipes, I can never get them crispy enough. Enter egg whites, the perfect solution. Tossing your fries in egg whites before cooking them, makes them super crispy without all the fat.
3. Parsnip Sticks with Harissa Powder and Cayenne Pepper
This recipe from Bon Appetit is a great alternative to traditional French Fries. I love the combination of harissa powder and cayenne pepper to create a spicy and interesting french fry. Perfect with Mediterranean dishes like this Skinny Chicken Gyro or with a sandwich or burger to spice things up.
4. Cascadian Farm Crinkle Cut French Fries
We all need a good go to frozen french fry and my personal favorite is the crinkle cut from Cascadian Farms. They only have 110 calories for 18 fries and will definitely remind you of being in your grade school cafeteria. Warm, crispy, and comforting.
5. Mastrad A64601 Top Chips Maker and Mandoline Set
I have been obsessed with this microwave potato chip maker since last week when I first discovered it. It makes about 40 potato chips in the microwave for only 130 calories and they come out crispy and delicious. It also works great with sweet potatoes and apples.
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