Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Weight Watcher Wednesday ~ Oven Fries

I think homemade OVEN FRIES are better than store bought frozen french fries. They just have so much more flavor and of course they are better for you. I like to leave the skin on the potatoes.......but you don't have to. Why do I leave the skin on people? Because the skin has more nutrients so I hate to peel it off!!


Oven Fries
6 large baking potatoes
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon pepper


Directions

Cut each potato lengthwise into fries.

Soak fries in cold water.

Drain onto towel and make sure to get rid of all excess water on fries. In a large bowl, combine the oil, salt, paprika and pepper; add fries and toss to coat.
Place in a single layer on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 20 minutes. Turn potatoes; bake 10 minutes longer or until golden brown. Yield: 8 servings.
I hope you all enjoy these oven fries. I know we do!! Thanks for stopping by and please don't forget to leave me a comment and say hi.

*Note Weight Watcher Wednesday is simply recipes that are healthier. Recipes that are good to use when you are watching your weight and calorie intake. WWW has nothing to do with Weight Watchers!!!

**********ADDED MARCH 23, 2011**************

***I have decided to join the Gooseberry Patch Blog Round Up! It's their own blog hop and I think it is going to be lots of fun!! Make sure you click on the Recipe Round-Up Button {located on the right hand side of my blog} to see all of the yummy entries!!! I am submitting this older post as I don't have time right now to post my new recipe. I will be adding a new post this afternoon. If you want to get to the current day simply click my Fresh From the Farm banner at the top of the page and it will take you right there!! Thanks for stopping by everyone. Come back later to see my most new post this afternoon. It's Weight Watcher Wednesday so come on back and see what I'm cookin' up!! Also, remember that I have my own blog hop going on....Farmchick's Farm Photo Friday which features pictures taken on your farm, ranch, garden or just out in the country! I hope you will stop by and join in on the fun this Friday!!!

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31 sweet chicks commented here:

crystal.cattle said...

ooh these look great! I have always wanted to make oven potatoes but didn't know what to season them with. I also love these zucchini fries. The great think about them, is that they don't take hardly anytime to cook!

http://cdycattle.blogspot.com/2011/01/zucchini-fries-healthy-living.html

Marilyn said...

How come every time I come over here I leave hungry?
These look so good I'm going to go make some RIGHT now!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Oh how I love fries. These look delicious. Where is the ketchup?

Mom of 3 pugs said...

These fries look yummy...Can't wait to try them. Thanks for the recipe! Angie

Train Wreck said...

Yum! Don't those look soooo good! Thanks for stopping by, it is good to see you:)

Janice said...

Hi, I just found your blog tonight and love it! Fries are my weakness, but I've learned to bake them instead of frying. Will have to try your recipe soon!

Steph said...

I use this exact recipe! Except instead of sprinkling salt, pepper, and paprika, I just use some Lawry's Seasoned Salt. Yummy!

Julie Harward said...

YUM! These look awesome to me, I love fries and oven baked is perfect! :D

Sharon said...

Oh those look so yummy. I am going to try them for sure.
I like homemade over store bought also.
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs

Patty Sumner said...

Yummy and good for you too. Who could resist. Thanks for the recipe. Blessings!

Lydia said...

Love both regular potato and sweet potato oven fries. You're right that they taste better!
Thanks for sharing!!

Tales from the Ranch said...

Perfect post at just the needed moment. Needed a good tasty side to fix with dinner tonight and this has just been added to the menu! Stop on over to my blog, I have added some new recipes over the past few days and I just posted a new post.

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Yummy~ I am going to make these tomorrow for supper.
Thanks for you sweet words tonight.

Hope you are having a great evening.
Carrie

Wendi said...

I haven't made oven fries in a long time. I will have to add them to the menu soon. Thanks for the reminder!

Tales from the Ranch said...

Made some tonight, mixed regular potatoes and sweet potatoes and they were great! Yum.

Beth E. said...

I'm definitely gonna try this recipe...thanks for sharing it! :-9

HippieDog said...

Hey Farm Doll......I love oven fries :) Thanks for the recipe......have a great weekend!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I'd much rather homemade oven fries than those insipid frozen ones.

I make them fairly often, sometimes with Sweet Potatoes...

yum! these look wonderful

5 Starr's Farm said...

Hi Farmchick, Your blog is great, I have it on my favorites.

Q. How long do you soak the fries in the Water?

5 Starr's Farm said...

Hi Farmchick, Your blog is great, I have it on my favorites.

Q how long do you soak the fries in
water ? Thank You

Farmchick said...

Thanks everyone for the comments. You all made my day!! :)

5 Starr's~~I try to soak the potatoes for at least 45 mins to an hour!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Mel said...

Oh homemade fries are the bestest!
I'll have to copy your recipe and make them next time we have fish and chips.... Thanks for sharing.

Welcome to my blog, hope to have you visit often.

Just read an article in "Countryside" magazine about store bought potatoes being sprayed with some sort of chemical that causes the potatoes to sprout eyes. It said not to eat the skins unless the potatoes were grown on your farm.

Does anyone else receive that magazine? It's a great read!

Blessings,
Mel

Cheryl said...

YUM! Does this mean you can have twice as much? lol
~Cheryl

5 Starr's Farm said...

Thank You for the answer... ;)

Linda said...

Hello, I'm Linda from Nothin But Country Living....I found you while visiting Country Whispers. I love these potatoes...matter of fact I love potatoes anyway you cut them!
For the folks that don't like paprika so much you can use Italian Seasoning instead...this is the way I fix them and they are Yummy!
I think I will fix some for dinner today.....

Linda

Sandra said...

I was going to make fries with our hamburgers tonight. I'm going to give these a try! They look so good. I like to leave the skins on mine as well.

Cow Pies & Mud Pies said...

Those look DELISH! Sweet potato fries are pretty hard to beat as well! Thanks for sharing all your great recipes!!

We are having some of your frigid temps down here...not a fan! LOL
But thankful for the moisture.

Susan said...

They look so good. MMM! I love fries with vinegar.

Hope all is well!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Those DO look good!
I can eat potatoes just about any way they can be fixed. I love them!!

Tina said...

Found you through Gooseberry Patch recipe round up!
These fries looks great! Can't wait to try them!

Shristhi Ahuja said...

Really oven fries look better than frozen french fries. I too like skinny potatoes. Thanks for sharing the post.

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