Who doesn’t like French fries? Crunchy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside, with or without ketchup, delicious. But all that fat! Here’s an alternative that doesn’t even need any ketchup because they are seasoned with garlic and paprika. Turn half-way through the bake so that they will get crispy on two sides.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. For 2 servings you’ll need:
3 medium russet or sweet potatoes (organic if possible)
1/4 cup olive or avocado oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt or Herbamare*
ground black pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
Wash, peel and cut the potatoes into wedges remembering that the smaller the slices, the faster the cook. Be sure to remove any bruises or eyes from the potatoes. Place in a medium size bowl. Sprinkle with the seasonings and mix then add the oil and make sure all the wedges or slices are well covered with the oil. Arrange in a single layer on a medium to large cookie sheet (with sides!) and bake until tender and golden brown, 25-40 minutes depending on size of your cuts.
*Herbamare is a seasoned salt where fresh herbs are left to marinate in salt for several months. Quite flavorful.