The secret to crispy oven fries? Coat them in egg whites before seasoning and baking. These baked fries are hot, crispy and very seasoned – a real treat and one that will leave you wondering, why bother with deep frying?
Makes 4 servings
Total time: 40 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Olive oil cooking spray (about 1 teaspoon oil)
2 large egg whites
2 tablespoons plain breadcrumbs (whole wheat if you can get them)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 pound russet potatoes (2 medium)
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray it with olive oil cooking spray.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk egg whites until frothy.
3. In a large bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika.
4. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise, then cut each half in two, and then cut each quarter into 1/4-inch-thick fries. Pat dry using paper towels.
5. Place fries in the bowl with the beaten egg whites to coat.
6. Transfer fries to the bowl with the breadcrumbs mixture. Toss to coat.
7. Arrange fries in a single layer on prepared baking sheet, spacing them a little (if they touch, the egg whites will cause them to stick to each other). Spray with olive oil spray.
8. Bake 15 minutes. Remove baking sheet from oven. Carefully turn fries. Spray again and bake 15 more minutes. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Per serving
Total Fat 1.6 g
Saturated Fat 0.2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 373.3 mg
Total Carbohydrate 25.6 g
Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
Sugars 2.9 g
Protein 6.2 g
Weight Watchers Points Plus: 4 points
*Adapted from this recipe by Self Magazine.