Since potatoes are so cheap, I’m always trying to cook with them, and this is one of my favorite recipes. Potatoes kinda get a bad rap, but in truth they’re quite healthy. Here’s what about.com says about them,
…potatoes are nutritious; as one might expect, they’re an excellent source of carbohydrates, but they also have high-quality proteins that contain all the essential amino acids, as well as vitamins C and B1, thiamin, and potassium. Moreover, an unseasoned potato has about the same amount of calories as a similarly sized apple, and when they’re served plain they’re helpful in controlling obesity because they’re filling.
All you need are:
- Olive oil (or any oil)
- Seasonings (salt and pepper or spicy seasonings for spicy fries)
Scrub the potatoes. Most of the nutrition is in the skins, so you don’t want to peel them. Then cut into desired sizes. The smaller you cut them the faster they’ll cook. Put them in a pot of water and bring to a boil. Once it starts boiling reduce to a simmer until potatoes are slightly tender, but not falling apart and mushy. Then drain the potatoes and return to the pot. Mix in any seasonings you want and a little bit of oil, just enough to lightly coat them. Spread them out on a cookie sheet and put in a 400 degree oven. Bake until lightly brown and crisp on the outside, you may want to turn them in the middle of baking. If you added too much oil, just put them on a few paper towels to soak it up. Then serve!
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