Baked Salt and Vinegar Fries


Why this recipe?  I absolutely love salt and vinegar potato chips; so why not make salt and vinegar fries?  I made this recipe with the help of my son, who is home on break from college.  We made it at the request of a special young lady, Yoshi!  We hope you like our twist!

The Flip:  
  • These are not fried; they are baked and basted—YUM.
  • Approximately 15g less fat per serving!
  • Used Russet potatoes and didn't peel the skin so the fries would have more nutrients.
  • Reduced the amount of sodium per serving.

My thoughts:  My Baked Salt and Vinegar Fries are easy to make.  The hardest part (if you want to call it hard at all) is turning and basting the fries with a mouth-watering salt and vinegar mixture every 15 minutes—the oven does the rest!

Also, if you are debating on how to cut your fries, here's how I did it:



After washing the potatoes I cut them into quarters.




I then cut the quarters into thirds and sliced each third into uniform fries.




It's important to cut your fries as uniformly as possible so your fries bake evenly.

My family loved these fries!  Even my youngest preferred these over McDonald's fries!  My favorite thing about these fries is their subtle hint of vinegar—we made sure that it was palatable, but not overpowering.

I hope you'll enjoy an order of my healthy home-baked fries for half the WW points and twice the flavor!




Servings: 8  Serving size: 12 fries  Calories: 193  Fat: 5g  Carbs: 32g  Fiber: 3g  Protein: 4g  Sugar: 1g
Sodium: 454mg   Old Points:  4    WW points +:  5

Ingredients:

  • 4 large Russet Baking Potatoes, washed  (approximately 3 pounds, total)
  • 3 Tbsp Canola Oil
  • 4 Tbsp Vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp Corn Starch


Directions:
  1. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil.  Spray with cooking spay.
  2. In small pan over low heat; add oil, vinegar, salt and corn starch. Stir until mixture barely starts to thicken.  Remove from heat (add more vinegar if the mixture becomes too thick). Set aside.
  3. Slice each potato into quarters.
  4. Slice each quarter into thirds then each third into uniform fries.  Place fries into large bowl.
  5. Pour vinegar mixture over fries.  Stir until fries are coated with mixture.
  6. Place half of coated fries in a single layer on baking sheet.  Lightly spray top of fries with cooking spray.
  7. Place in 450 degree oven for 15 minutes.  Remove from oven and turn fries.
  8. Using extra vinegar mixture (in bottom of large mixing bowl), lightly baste the fries on baking sheet.      Lightly spray with cooking spray.
  9. Return to oven for another 15 minutes.  Remove from oven and turn.  Lightly baste. Lightly spray with cooking spray. 
  10. Return to oven for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.  
  11. Repeat steps 6-10 with remaining half of fries.    

  

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    1. Thank you. Your comments mean the world to me!

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  2. This looks delicious! I'm definitely going to try it. Thank you! :)

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    1. My pleasure. Let me know when you and Ty make them!

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  3. They look very delicious, and I am going to try them today.

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    1. Wonderful. I can't wait to hear what you think!

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  4. You guys have to share this recipe! Love it, hope to see you at our BBQ Block Party.
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    Have a great weekend.

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  5. Hi! Tyler and I made the fries yesterday. We had a little bit of trouble with the oven, but most of them came out delicious, and they tasted like real fries! We shared them with our friends and everyone loved it! Thank you for the recipe.

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  6. Thank you Yoshi! I'm glad you and your friends enjoyed the fries. You mentioned trouble with the oven. I'll assume it had to do with the preparation of the fries! What happened?

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