Good substitute for french fries??

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ElizabethK

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Posted: 29 Apr 2009, 20:05
I'm looking for a good substitute for french fries. I like the taste of fried potatos, but want to stay away from the calories.
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desertkitty

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Posted: 29 Apr 2009, 20:10
how about instead of frying them, you bake them with a little spray of "Pam" on them for crispiness
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ElizabethK

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Posted: 29 Apr 2009, 20:31
Spraying them with Pam helps with crispiness? I'll definitely have to try that! Thanks desertkitty Smile
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Posted: 30 Apr 2009, 04:26
I buy frozen frying chips (French Fries) & instead of frying them I bake them in the oven for 20 mins.
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Posted: 30 Apr 2009, 09:06
You could try baked sweet potatoe fries too. Sweet potatoes have a lower GI than regular potatoes(think its the starch) so they are healthier and more diet friendly.
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desertkitty

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Posted: 01 May 2009, 16:35
ElizabethK wrote:
Spraying them with Pam helps with crispiness? I'll definitely have to try that! Thanks desertkitty Smile


I hope it does. LOL
I spray home made breaded chicken strips with Pam before i through them in the oven for my kids. I would think it would help baked fries get crispy too.
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Posted: 01 May 2009, 16:36
oops i made a typo..."through" should have been "throw"...spelling is a pet peeve of mine
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miss_meg

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Posted: 01 May 2009, 17:05
ooooo love the Sweet Potatoe idea. I saw a receipe for sweet potatoe fries n a magazine today and they looked delish! (add to grocery list lol)
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Posted: 01 May 2009, 17:16
I adore Sweet Potato "fries" baked in the oven. I actually don't like the regular ones any more these taste SO much better. Smile
harmony1964

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Posted: 01 May 2009, 17:38
Just cutb them to french fry size and back? Any seasoning? How long do they bake at what temp?
They sound very good. Thank yu in advance



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