Nothing more glorious than loaded fries- without guilt

These oven baked fries are perfect when you’re feeling naughty but your diet hasn’t been nice. Good thing the silly season has come to a close.

The oven-baked french fry recipe belongs to my Aunt Nanette (she’s the best home cook I’ve ever met) and you’ll be amazed that not a single drop of oil is used.

Then I treated those little bad boys just like they were nachos- using all fresh ingredients so to be as healthy as possible.

Pro Tip: spray baking dish or use wax paper to assist with melted cheese clean up (if you don’t end up gnawing it all off yourself).

Tell me you don’t want to eat your screen right now.

Oven baked fries using egg whites and salt only!
Melted cheese rocks my world

 

Cheese pull-ease!

Low-Fat Loaded Fries

 

Ingredients

  • 4-5 Small-Med Size Potatoes
  • 1 egg white Beaten until frothy
  • Generous Pinch Salt
  • 1-2 Cups Shredded Cheese
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 Lime
  • 1-2 Tomatos
  • Small Handful Chopped Chives
  • Bunch Chopped Spinach
  • 1/2 Cup Greek Yoghurt
  • Sprinkle Cumin (optional)

Cooking Directions

  1. Slice potato lengthwise (skin on) into wedges. Thickness will depend on your preference. That’s what she said (why are food descriptions always so sexual?)
  2. Toss (see what I mean?) wedges with the frothy egg white until evenly coated.
  3. Lay evenly (I can’t even stop now that it’s in my head) on a cookie sheet lined with baking paper.
  4. Sprinkle with salt.
  5. Bake at 220C/ 435F for about 35 minutes. The one thing to keep in mind is that these need to be cooked on high heat- timing is a fine art and it depends on the thickness of your taters. It took me a few attempts to get these juuuust right.
  6. Once the potatoes are cooked through, transfer to a baking dish and add cheese.
  7. Broil for 2-5 minutes until gold and bubbly. Remove from oven and add your toppings.
  8. Smashed avocado with lime juice, shredded lettuce, herbs, tomatoes and finally top with Greek Yoghurt and sprinkle with cumin.
  9. Serve with extra lemon or lime wedges.
  10. PS (If I had coriander/ cilantro at home I would have added heaps of that too).

Author: dawnrieniets

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