Thursday, October 4, 2012

Burger Night

This recipe is a little bit more healthful than fries that have been fried in oil. I will admit I love those fries, but in an effort to cook healthier foods, I am changing some of my preparation techniques. Enjoy!

Un-Fried French Fries
from In the Kitchen with Rosie, Oprah’s Favorite Recipes
by Rosie Daley

5 large baking potatoes (5 seems to be too much for one pan, so I cut it down a bit)
Light vegetable oil cooking spray
2 large egg whites
1 tablespoon Cajun spices
Salt and pepper (this is my addition)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Slice each potato lengthwise into 1/4-inch ovals, and then slice each oval lengthwise into matchsticks. Coat a baking sheet with 3 sprays of the vegetable oil (I place mine on parchment paper to prevent them from sticking). Combine the egg whites and Cajun spice in a bowl. Add the matchstick potatoes and mix to coat. Pour the coated potatoes onto the prepared baking sheet and spread them out into a single layer, leaving a little space between them. Place the baking sheet on the bottom shelf of the oven. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until the fries are crispy, turning them every 6 to 8 minutes with a spatula so that they brown evenly. Serve immediately. The secret to these fries is that none of them should touch, and you need to turn them frequently so that they get browned all over.

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