Aug 27, 2009

Baked Homemade French Fries !

Who doesnt like french fries!! Especially when they are of reduced guilt. I would never say this is guilt-free but theses are certainly a healthier option compared to the deep fried ones. I hear someone saying how can you make french 'fries' without 'frying' them. I definitely assure that these were a close replica of the normal deep fried ones crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. I made an Indian kinda seasoning with Indian spices. They turned out perfect and made a great meal with homemade burgers! I added spices and chilli powder to suit our taste, they can be varied according to your liking.


Ingredients

Russet Potatoes - 2 large ones (or any potato variety)
Salt to taste
Spices (I used coriander powder, chilli powder and cumin powder) - 1 teaspoon each
Oil - 2 tablespoons


Directions
Wash the potato. I left the skin on. You can peel it if you wish. Slice them into wedges of about half inch thick. Take care that they are about the same thickness so that they get baked evenly.

Bring a big pot of water to a boil and drop the sliced potatoes for about 4 minutes. They should be half-cooked. Remove them and pat dry with a paper towel.

In a bowl mix together the salt, oil and spices. Coat the potatoes evenly with the spice mixture by rolling them around with your hands.

Preheat oven to 450 degree F.



Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and spread the potatoes evenly in a single layer.

Bake for 10 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and toss and turn the potatoes. Bake for another 10 minutes, until you see the potatoes beginning to brown.

Serve warm with ketchup!

Also do check out my
Oven Baked Potato Chips
Sweet Potato Fries


Sending this Oven baked french fries to Cooking for Kids: Evening Snacks started by Sharmi and being hosted this month in Dil Se..
And Sending this to Cook for Yourself event and
Food For 7 stages of life:Kids initially started by Radhika .

53 comments:

  1. Oil less french fries.. looks really yummy & crispy..

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  2. I love french fries! And I love the baked version too. Yours look incredibly crispy and scrumptious!

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  3. Divs..loved the Indian twist to french fries..yum yum..:)

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  4. Looks really yummy and delicious.....

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  5. wow - I love french fries... Yours looks great...

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  6. Par cooking them is such a good idea, Divya. Cuts down baking time tremendously. Looks yum!

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  7. You have been tagged dear...pls do visit life today

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  8. Looks Awesome Divya! Nice dinner combo.

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  9. Baked french fries!!!!! too good to believe..
    will definitely try..

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  10. Mmmmmm... mouth watering recipe Divya.. looks perfect. :)

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  11. looking good..will try out sometime :)

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  12. i love the baked fries...the potato doesn't get a bad name this way...

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  13. Baked ones, very good idea! Looks yummy!

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  14. Definitely guilt free fries, looks prefect Divya..

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  15. woww..this looks amazing Divzz...i loved this indian version...

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  16. i love french fries...it looks crispy!

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  17. Divya,
    I just love french fries. But I prepare it a little differently, first boil it till half cooked and then toss it in oil till crispy. :)
    I never thought of this baked French fries, this is really unique.

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  18. Nice platter Dhivya...looks so good...love your combination of spices :)

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  19. Baking is the best way to devour french fries.

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  20. Looks so yummy and baking fries can eat so much that too guiltless... the platter is really tempting me to eat right away.

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  21. UUM.. Awesome. These are very tempting.Guess I should try it soon this coming week

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  22. Great, you get the awesome taste, but much healthier, they look tasty!

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  23. Oh I am all for health Divya...and oven seems to come to the respite...will try this and now i am thinking banana/plantain chips :)

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  24. French fries without deep frying is a great idea..:).Who wouldn't want to indulge in those..:):)

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  26. delicious dear!!
    kindly collect ur award from my blog dear!!

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  27. Very good idea and they look perfect.

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  28. I really love french fries. At times I add them between two slices of bread with cheese spread and quick sandwich is ready. If I make them for movies then I really don't know how much I am able to eat them. You gave a healthier option. Will surely try.

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  29. Love the idea of baking. Great munchers.

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  30. Hi divya,

    I do make this at home...but have try with all masala...

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  31. I am a big fan of McD's fries..then I tried some store bought fries too.. too much fat.. this looks simple and healthy..

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  32. Love the pic:)And yes, who doesn't love fries?!

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    http://sharmis-passions.blogspot.com/2009/09/choco-cornflakes-pudding-award-and-tag.html

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  34. I make mine similarly but with different spices, loved your take on baked fries, especially with Indian spices,looks yum !

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  35. Looks so good especially with the burger.

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  36. Very,very nice!! Love the Indian touch :)

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  37. Wow.. french fries and baked.. bookmarked

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  38. was reading your comments chain 2 days ago.. and got to know from tat..
    its a good mutual feel knowing people from Anna Univ..
    BTw.. lovely home made fries.. need to try them...
    Keep Blogging!

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  39. Healthy frensh fries...now what could beat that...yum yum.....

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  40. Guilt free fries? I'm in! And hope to be making these soon :)

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  41. those look really good. my mom makes them a similar style.

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  42. These were good. I put salt, pepper, seasoning salt and a parmasean mix and it was really good! I had to broil mine because they weren't cooking very quickly!

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  43. Awesome, to say the least! Have you ever tried them with garlic powder? Over at Kutcharitaville Cafe puts it on their homemade fries that they serve with their goody goody, "the World's Greatest Cheese Burgers". I worked there back when I was going to UNCA, that was back in the 80's, we sold tons and tons of those homemade fries. I can taste them now, to bad I live 2000 miles from that place.

    love your posts,.......Charles Williams

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