I’m so glad I had a request to post a recipe for healthy fries! This is a recipe my mom always made for our family and was a favorite of my sister’s and mine growing up. The best thing is that it can be made in minutes, with only a couple easy ingredients, and makes a really satisfying French fry… that isn’t even fried!
Pair these babies with my Best Black Bean Burger or my Feta Turkey Burger on a Homemade Whole Wheat Bun (so many recipes!), and you and your kids will be saying farewell to drive-thru grease – and hello to happier tummies – just like my family did. Thanks, mom!
Rosemary Red Potato Fries
6 large red potatoes, cut into wedges
About 1 T. fresh rosemary, woody stems removed and chopped finely
Freshly ground pepper
Olive oil cooking spray
Spray a large metal pan or two with the olive oil cooking spray and preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Place the potato wedges on the pan and spray evenly with olive oil. Season the top sides with salt, pepper, and garlic. Flip them all over and season on the other side. On this side, distribute the fresh rosemary among the potato wedges.
Bake the wedges 10-15 minutes.
At this point, they should be ready to broil. I should mention, I have burnt or almost burnt many things under the broiler just because I walked away for two seconds… which is basically the amount of time it takes for stuff to go up in smoke under there. So don’t do it! Just say no to burning the house down.
With that in mind, turn off the oven and place a rack near the top of the oven. Set the broiler to high and put the potatoes on the top rack. Immediately set the timer for 2 minutes. The potatoes should be tender, nicely browned, and starting to bubble up at this point. If not, they only need 1 more minute – but set the timer, leave the oven light on, and don’t walk away! That way, if you see the potatoes start to blacken on the edges, you can take them out before things get bad!
Other than watching that broiler, these healthy fries couldn’t be easier!