Healthy, Homemade Fries (Best Ever)

Amazing  and Healthy Home Fries

I’ve shouted it from the rooftops before, but any kind of potato falls in my most favorite foods category.

Yes, my friends often laugh because I order french fries every time we go out. I’m a connoisseur, you could say,  and if an establishment doesn’t have great fries, I may not return.

Yes, I may be alone on this but because of that, I make a lot of potatoes at home and love some great home fries, especially healthy ones because then I can eat to my heart’s content.

What’s not to love? Potatoes, cooked crispy on the outside and steamy soft on the inside without needing to fry them in oil?  The choice of herbs and spices you can put on them is endless, and every option a tasty one. 

Well, to be honest, most of the time I’ve been less than pleased with how my home fries have turned out. Don’t get me wrong, they’re always good, but to me at least, they’ve never been great. Until recently, that is.

What made the difference? It’s all about the potato. I don’t know why, but I’d never attempted home fries with Yukon Gold (butter gold) potatoes before. Now that I have, I’m not sure I’ll ever try to make home fries with anything else.

The only thing that takes any time is the slicing of the potato. You may have a fancy gadget that does the trimming for you, but if you don’t,  trim the potatoes by cutting off the ends (not by much), then squaring off the potato by slicing a bit off of each remaining side. You’ll be left with a somewhat rectangular cut potato, but with some skin still showing here and there.

Then, make two or three cuts down through the potato at about 1/2 to 2/3 inch intervals. Next, turn the potato, and make similar cuts through it again. This yields even fry shapes which will bake evenly.

Now, while you are at the whole healthy thing, don’t forget to make up some of my Easy, Homemade Ketchup to go with these fries.

You may never go back to the real thing.

Look at these. Aren’t they gorgeous?

Enjoy. I know we do.

And while we’re on the topic of favorite foods? My Make Ahead Gourmet Mashed Potatoes are a staple year round.

This is the BEST IN COMFORT FOODS!! Make Ahead Gourmet Mashed Potatoes!!

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