Recipe: Spicy Oven-Baked French Fries

Low on fat, high on flavor
oven baked fries

This low-fat alternative to french fries is definitely not low on flavor! These taters are well-seasoned with hot pepper flakes, garlic powder, onion powder and salt and pepper. Bake them until they’re golden and crispy on the outside — your family won’t be able to resist them!

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4 large potatoes (2 lbs.)
8 cups ice water
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder ¼ tsp salt
1 tsp white pepper
¼ tsp allspice
1 tsp hot pepper flakes
1 Tbsp vegetable oil


  1. Scrub potatoes and cut into long ½-inch strips.
  2. Place potato strips into ice water, cover and chill for 1 hour or longer.
  3. Remove potatoes and dry strips thoroughly.
  4. Place garlic powder, onion powder, salt, white pepper, allspice and pepper flakes into a plastic bag.
  5. Toss potatoes in spice mixture.
  6. Brush potatoes with oil.
  7. Place potatoes in nonstick shallow baking pan.
  8. Cover with aluminum foil and place in 475° F oven for 15 minutes.
  9. Remove foil, and continue baking uncovered for an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Turn fries occasionally to brown on all sides.

Nutrition information

Makes 5 servings.

Nutrition information (per 1-cup serving)

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Calories: 238
Fat: 4g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 163mg

Source: “Heart Healthy Recipes,” National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

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