Thursday, January 10, 2013

How to Make Fries Less Calories?

Love oven fries and this recipe is no exception. I did not use any oil - just soaked the cut potatoes in the water with the bit of sugar. Drained off the water lightly dried them in between paper towels then sprinkled them with hot paprika no salt. Delish. 1 1/4 lbs baking potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch strips 1/2 teaspoon sugar 4 teaspoons oil 1 teaspoon paprika 3/4 teaspoon salt Directions: 1 Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray a non-stick baking sheet w/ non-stick cooking spray. 2 In a lg. bowl, combine potatoes, 1/4 teaspoons of the salt and all of sugar w/ cold water to cover. Soak 15 min, drain and blot dry. 3 In another lg. bowl, toss potatoes w/ oil and paprika. Place in a single layer on the baking sheet. 4 Bake, turning potatoes over as they brown, until cooked through and crisp. (Could take anywhere from 25-45 min., depending on how you cut your potatoes and your oven. My fries only took about 25 minute I checked on my potatoes and turned them about every 5 minute or so. You will see them browning and hear them sizzling.) Sprinkle w/ the remaining 1/2 teaspoons of salt. Whether loaded with chili and cheese, or served simply with lashings of salt, the humble french fry is undoubtedly America's favourite deep-fried treat. But knowing where to order the popular snack can make all the difference to your waistline, as a new book reveals that servings can vary wildly in terms of fat and calorie content. Researchers for Eat This, Not That! 2013: The No-Diet Weight Loss Solution found that one portion can differ by as many as 1,200 calories. McDonald's french fries were surprisingly among the healthiest on offer at 230 calories and 11g of fat per small serving, however a plate of Chili's Texas Cheese Fries with Chili and Ranch is a serious diet-buster at 2,150 calories, with a staggering 144g of fat and 6,080mg sodium. Loaded fries aren't all bad though - if yours aren't complete without a layer of melted cheese, then head to Steak 'n' Shake instead, where a small Bacon Cheese French Fries comes in at a rather less terrifying 360 calories and 20g fat.

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