Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Baked Crispy French Fries

Who wouldn't love crispy French Fries? It was one of my childhood favourite snacks. But when we think of the oily deep fried ones now, we have to think a second time whether to enjoy them or not rt ? So we can always choose the baking option to eat it guilt free. But do they come as crispy as the deep fried ones? I guess no !! Recently I read somewhere that boiling the potato wedges before baking will give you the exact crispiness. Hence I tried it and it really worked for me. They were really crisp and yummy...most important is that its healthy and you can enjoy them guilt free. Add in any seasoning you prefer, do try these and enjoy the delicious fries.



Serves 2-3

You need...

3 medium size Potatoes
A pinch Turmeric powder
1-2 tsp Oil
Pepper
Salt
Any other seasoning if you wish



To prepare...

Preheat the oven to 450F. Line a tray with foil and apply some oil.

Peel the skin of the potatoes. Wash them in cold water. Cut them into wedges. 

Boil enough water (2-3 cups) with a little salt and turmeric powder in a vessel. When the water starts boiling, add the potato wedges. Let it boil for 3-4 minutes. Be careful not to overcook them, else they might become soft. They should be still firm, but slightly cooked. Drain all the water and pat them dry with a clean cloth or paper towel.

Once ready to handle, sprinkle on the potato wedges some salt, pepper and any other seasoning if you are using . Add the oil and thoroughly mix with hands. Alternatively, you can put the wedges in a vessel.  Then add oil, sprinkle salt and pepper. Close the vessel and toss it.

Spread the wedges on the tray without overlapping. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Then turn them to other side and bake for another 8-10 minutes or until they become golden brown. Please keep an eye on the oven as all ovens vary.

Serve immediately with some ketchup. Enjoy the baked crispy french fries guilt free :)



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45 Tasty Comments:

Jay said...

drooooooooling here..fingerlicking good..;P
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Square Meals said...

Yummy :-)

Tina said...

Sounds healthy and perfect..

Nalini's Kitchen said...

A healthy and guilt free snack,,looks yum...

Srimathi said...

I love baked fries over deep fried ones. The baked potato fries have turned out well.

Sravs said...

Lovely snack !! You made them so perfectly simple and very appealing !!

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Priti said...

Guiltless munching ...yum

Hema said...

I can't see any difference between baked and fried, looks awesome..

jeyashrisuresh said...

Absolutely a guilt free snack nicely done too

Anisha Ranjit said...

I love french fries and potato wedges, love them even more when they are baked. I bake a lot of potatoes :)

I've noticed that if you keep the baking dish or baking tray in the oven while preheating i.e to get the oil in the tray piping hot before placing the potato wedges in them makes it even more crispier.

Mahi said...

Guilt free snack...nice for the cold weather here.:)

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Looks sooooo delicious !

Hari Chandana said...

Looks super perfect and tempting.. thanks for sharing dear !!
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Treat and Trick said...

Delicious and healthy snack!

Prathibha said...

Delicious n guilt free snack...yummy

radha said...

They look as good as the deep fried ones!

Deeksha said...

looks very nice n yummy.

simran said...

nicely done!.........guilt free munching.

faseela said...

guilt free snack......yummy.....

Veganosaurus said...

Rainy weather. Your fries look sooooo good to me right now!! *crunch* *munch*

hemalata said...

My children favorite recipe,like baked version n french fries looks so inviting.

Meena said...

baked chips home made looks good sobha

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Reshmi said...

last week I planned to bake some french fries and ended up frying it.. now this is a big inspiration... :) .. guilt free potato fries

Hamaree Rasoi said...

great tea time snacks....

Priya said...

Nice twist to the usual french fries,beautifully done..

Zari(Nilam) said...

kid's favorite snack...baked fries are better than fried...good work.
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Julie said...

Irresistible ones,love they are baked and not fried..I too had made these some time back,baked potato wedges..but boiling is something new,will try this too :-)
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jeyashrisuresh said...

Nice and healthy snack

Tisa Jacob said...

Boiling before baking, great idea! These fries look just as good as their deep fired counterparts, maybe even better. Nice job. (love the pretty plate!)

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Yummy looking fries looks superb.

Spice up the Curry said...

nice healthier version of fries. love it

Priya Yallapantula said...

Sounds super good :)

Lizy said...

lovely color and crunch!

maha said...

Woww... delicious and tempting fries.. looks absolutely inviting.. thanks for sharing !!

Maayeka said...

Delicious nd guilt free snck..you have done it perfectly..

cookingvarieties said...

hi sobha, i love potato wedges and potato chips, but never tried baking them before. could use your method now.. and give some spicy taste :) have a nice day

Kalyani said...

Baked fries r good for everyone ... Yummy !!!

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

healthy and delicious.Baked french fries.Clicks r awesome

Gayathri NG said...

Nice way to enjoy our favourite snack. ..

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Kalyani said...

lovely ones Sobha ! thanks for linking too :) May i also request you to update the post with the event logo, thanks :)


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Vidhya said...

baked potato fries looks super good

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

they really look crispy! gonna try it out next time instead of deep frying

Suja said...

Hi...Tried the Yummy looking French fries..I use a combi oven with max temp of it being 250 degree c..But the potatoes dint turn crispy even after 25 mins.. :(..I followed ur procedure point to point... Pls help me ..

Sobha Shyam said...

Hi Suja...I am so sorry that french fries didnt turn crispy for you. I use the conventional oven here in US for baking these fries. All ovens vary, so I am not sure of the combi oven you are using. It may not give the exact results as the conventional ovens.
My friend in India had mentioned that she uses some autocrisp mode in her combi oven while baking fries. Please try that out if you have such an option in the oven. Sorry I couldn't be of much help..but I always do exactly the same way and get crispy ones. Thanx for stopping by and let me know if you could get crispy ones :)

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