Super Easy Low-fat Potato Fries

My sister loves her fries, and after refusing to make it time after time again, I figured I had to make way to create this a more or less healthy dish. I am, not surprisingly, completely against deep-frying food and eating unnecessary amounts of fat, so I thought this was going to be quite the challenge for me. Then I remembered that I always have my Fry Light Olive Oil Cooking Spray (only 2 kcal per spray), and decided to try only using that instead. If you by any reason do not wish to use low-cal cooking spray, simply pour olive oil into a spray bottle and gradually add in the oil. If doing this you probably need less than what I used! 

We served this as a side dish next to some steamed vegetables and homemade kidney bean burgers, and as requested by my sister I used almond potatoes, but if it were completely up to me I would have used sweet potatoes. You can use whatever sort of potatoes you like, just as long as you are able to cut them into thin pieces, as you can see by the picture above.

  • Any kind of potatoes you like, cut into small strips*
  • Low-cal cooking spray OR olive oil (I use olive oil spray)
  • Maldon salt to taste

  1. Start by rinsing your potatoes and peel them if you wish. The choice of keeping the peel of depends very much on what kind of potatoes you are using, so if you are using sweet potatoes for example you should peel it. Now you chop the potatoes into small, thin pieces and place them in a bowl.
  2. When you are done with the potatoes use the spray and make sure that it covers all the potatoes nicely. How much you need totally depends on how much potatoes you used, I used maybe 2 1/2 cup chopped potato and 20 sprays. If you are using olive oil instead, start with 1 tbsp pr 2-3 cups and see if that covers it thoroughly, and if not add a 1 tsp more. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and make sure that they do not overlap, as this will give a mushy result, before topping with a few pinches of maldon salt. Just for good measure I gave the potatoes a few more sprays on top before going into the oven at 200 degrees Celcius/392 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-40 minutes, or until properly crispy.
* The size of the fries are up to you depending on whether you prefer the "fried" consistency or if you prefer potato wedges. Keep in mind that changing the size of the fries will require a slightly different cooking time (the bigger the slices, the longer time in the oven). Here I am simply writing what I did, so feel free to alter the recipe to your liking!

The only time consuming part about this recipe is chopping the potatoes, as they should be cut into very thin strips to give it that crispy fried texture. Luckily I got my sister to do that for me while I made the burgers, so it went a lot faster than it would if I were to make it all on my own.

Hope you guys try out this recipe, and let me know how you did!

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