Welcome to the last of Firefighter February…
Today’s recipe is one that my husband and I both loved as teens!
High school was definitely not what I would deem ‘The Healthy Years’. My lunches typically focused on hanging out with friends, NOT eating to avoid eczema flare-ups or bouts of indigestion. My, how times have changed!
I do, however, still have a deep fondness for curly fries, and while I’m not about to cruise through the drive-thru and order a bag, I have managed to recreate a decent spice blend that is reminiscent of the artery cloggers.
I recently became the lucky owner of a spiralizer….
….and really REALLY wanted to make curly fries…
…but alas, I’m not yet proficient with the blasted machine!
I ultimately figured that steak fries would be easier for people that actually make the recipe anyway!
- 1 russet potato, cut into about 20 fries
- 2 t. coconut oil, melted, or another high smoke point oil such as grapeseed
- ¼ t. + ⅛ t. paprika
- 1/16 t. onion powder
- 1/16 t. garlic powder
- pinch cayenne
- pinch cumin
- ¼-1/2 t. salt
- a few grinds of black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
- Mix the oil with the salt and spices.
- Toss the fries with the oil and spices.
- Once they are coated, lay them out onto an oiled cookie sheet.
- Bake for about 35 minutes until golden and crispy!
- Season with more salt, if desired.
Inspired by this recipe
Fries are something I’ve often felt guilty eating, but to see that these only have 93 calories per serving is quite eye-opening! I actually ate this whole recipe by myself, but it definitely could have been enough for two (what you’re seeing in the picture is about half).
What was your favorite junk food when you were younger?
Aside from my fry obsession, I loved Icees and Blizzards!…Butterfinger Blizzards were a serious weakness for me.