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Healthy French Fries

Healthy French Fries


  • 2 medium russet potatoes (about 1 pound)
  • 4 teaspoons peanut or canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • Pinch of sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Cut potatoes lengthwise into roughly 3/8-inch-thick slices. Stack slices and cut lengthwise again into sticks to make French fries. Fill a large bowl with very hot tap water, add potatoes, and leave to soak for 15 minutes. Gently lift potatoes from water and lay on paper towels; dry thoroughly. Rinse and dry bowl. Add potatoes and oil to bowl; toss well to combine.
  2. Arrange potatoes in a single layer over two heavy, rimmed baking sheets. Bake for 20 minutes, toss fries, switch position of pans, and bake for 10 minutes more or until potatoes are cooked through and golden. Mix salt and sugar in a small dish. Combine potatoes on a single pan, sprinkle with the salt/sugar, toss, and serve.

Nutrition Information

Per serving: 127 kcal cal., 5 g fat (0 g sat. fat), 85 mg sodium, 2 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 2 g pro., 13 mg calcium, 1 mg iron. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet


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