Friday, March 19, 2010

Cajun Frites (aka French Fries!)

I bet you think these french fries are fried.  Surprise!  They are baked and they are very good.  French fries are also known as frites in many parts of Europe.  We are huge fans of all types of potatoes and these baked fries were a big hit with the family.  

It only took 5 ingredients and a quick preparation to make these fries.  And much more healthier for you than frying them.  

The recipe came from the pages of Cooking Light magazine and was part of a full dinner recipe that included flank steak and kale.  CLICK HERE for the recipe on  

Note:  The recipe states that the potatoes will take 40 minutes to bake.  Mine were done in 25-30 minutes.  I would check them in 15-20 minutes, flip them and check them in another 10 minutes or so. 

Speaking of cooking with 5 ingredients, come back next month for the Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club where five bloggers cook dishes from Cooking Light and post about the meal on our blogs.  The chosen theme for April is 5 Ingredients or Less.  Also, read about this month's theme (A Taste of Spring) on Cooking Light's blog: Test Kitchen Secrets.


Mom's Cooking Club Lesson:  The key to getting these fries crispy is to heat the pan for 5 minutes in a 500 degree oven before putting the potatoes on the pan.  The potatoes will sizzle when it hits the pan.  Also, keep the fries in a single layer.  That will also help in getting them crispy and baked just perfect. 


HoneyB said...

I love when oven baked fries look like these! I also love how much healthier they are for you!

Patsyk said...

Those fries look PERFECT! Great tip on heating the pan first... will have to try that!

Aggie said...

I'm with Patsy, they look perfect!! I totally thought they were fried! Great recipe!!

Bridgett said...

I would have never thought these weren't fried! I love the spices. It really kicks up the usual "fries'.

Laura in Paris said...

Those fries ... miam!!!

Mother Rimmy said...

These oven baked fries look delicious! I bake mine too, but they don't turn out as pretty as these. I can't wait to try them!

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