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Skinny French fries

Skinny French fries

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Eat these French fries without guilt. Baking fries in the oven significantly cuts the fat from traditional fries.

Number of servings: 8
Serving size: 1/8 of prepared recipe


4 medium potatoes

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Salt or other seasoning


Time needed: 15 minutes preparation; 30-40 minutes cook time

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Lightly oil a 9 x 13 inch pan.
  3. Wash the potatoes and pat dry on towels. Cut them into skinny strips.
  4. Spread strips of potatoes in one layer in pan.
  5. Distribute remaining oil evenly over potatoes.
  6. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes until potatoes are golden brown and tender. Turn frequently.
  7. Season to taste.

Nutritional information

Calories 86
Total Fat: 3.5 g
Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 76.2*
Total Carbohydrate: 12.8 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
Sugar: 0.4 g
Protein: 1.5 g

*Based on 1/4 teaspoon salt

Allergens: None noted

Tips and variations

Substitute sweet potatoes for the regular potatoes.

In place of salt, try a new seasoning such as garlic powder, Cajun seasoning, paprika, or mesquite seasoning.


This was adapted from the United States Department of Agriculture's Skinny French fries (no date; What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl).

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