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Sweet Potato Fries and Ingredients

No More Fat-Saturated French Fries: 3 Baked Fry Recipes

Here are 3 alternative recipes to the traditional french fry and none require frying. These alternatives are more healthy than the traditional french fries and all seasonings can be modified to your liking. Each of the fries require no more than 6 ingredients and take no longer than 40 minutes to bake.

Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 3 large sweet potatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Dash of cayenne pepper

Directions:

Cut the sweet potatoes into wedges with a sharp knife. Toss them in the oil, cumin, pepper, paprika, and salt. Bake at 400 degrees F on a sheet pan and a cooling rack for 15 minutes. Flip the wedges. Bake for another 15 minutes or until the fries are crispy.

Butternut Squash Fries

Ingredients:

  • 2 lb. butternut squash
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 tsp. rosemary
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste

Directions:

Using a sharp knife or peeler, peel the outside of the squash. Cut the squash into 1/3 inch fry shaped pieces. Toss in the oil, seasonings, and salt. Bake at 400 degrees F on a sheet pan and cooling rack for 20 minutes. Flip the fries. Bake for another 20 minutes.

Zucchini Fries

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. of zucchini
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper

Directions:

Cut the zucchini into long strips using a sharp knife. Set up a dipping station with 3 bowls: for flour, beaten eggs, and panko bread crumbs. Lightly coat the zucchini strips in flour. Next, dip the strips into the egg. Lastly, roll the zucchini strips in the Panko bread crumbs. Bake at 400 degrees F on a sheet pan and a cooling rack for about 15 minutes. Flip the zucchini strips and cook another 15 minutes or until golden.