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Weight Watchers, Fat-Free Recipe for Home-Made French Fries

Thanks to my father, I'm a big foodie who's been cooking since I was a young girl. Cooking is a passion that brings me joy and relaxation.

Fat-Free French Fries

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Baked French Fries

Home-Made Fat-Free French Fries


I am a lifetime member of 'Weight Watchers' maintenance program. Although I don't always follow it to the T-Healthier food choices have become a part of me. Eating healthier does not have to mean less taste. This is one of many favorite recipes I used when I was learning the program. I never make french fries with oil anymore and this healthier cooking method makes better french fries. Who knew a fat-free recipe could be better than the old stand by made with oil. Enjoy, and I hope this becomes your standard recipe for fries too.


Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

1 hour

1 hour 15 min

Serves four people

Ingredients for Baked French Fries

  • 4-5 Potatoes, Red or White
  • Lawry's Season Salt
  • Pam Cooking Spray
  • Ketchup, Optional
  • Malt Vinegar, Optional
  • Table Salt (to taste)

Instructions for Baked French Fries

  1. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Cut potatoes into long slices; about 1/2" thick.
  3. Arrange cut potatoes on baking sheet that has been sprayed with oil or cooking spray in a single layer. Salt uncooked fries with table salt or Lawry's salt.
  4. Cook for 30 minutes at 325 degree's, then increase temperature to 400 degree's and cook another 30 minutes.
  5. You may turn the fries periodically to make sure they brown evenly. (I have done it both ways; even when I don't turn them, they turn out great anyway!).
  6. While fries are hot, add more salt. (Table salt or Lawry's salt).
  7. Options: Some choose to dip French Fries in ketchup while others enjoy drizzling them with malt vinegar.

Before and After Photo's of Baked French Fries

Before Baking

Before Baking

After Baking

After Baking

Seasonsings to try with Baked French Fries

I always sprinkle Lawry's seasoning mix on my fries to add flavor but there are many other spices to enhance the taste: In addition to these seasonings, my grown children like to dunk them in Ranch Dip along with Ketchup.

  • Dried Thyme
  • Fresh Garlic
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Dried Rosemary
  • Chives

Benefits of Potoatoes

Potatoes often get a bad wrap because of the starch or bad carbohydrates, but they have health benefits. Obviously, if your frying potatoes in oil or putting lots of butter on a baker, I agree with that notion. Here are benefits to potatoes if cooked and eaten with less fats:

  • Potatoes are high in fibre which is essential to a healthy diet
  • Potatoes contain vitamin B6, vitamin B, vitamin c, potassium, iron, magnesium.

Next time you include potatoes in your meal, keep in mind their are ways to keep it healthier by either cutting out the fat or reducing it. Also, baking is a healthier method of cooking potatoes. My baked French fry recipe is my favorite way to eat potatoes and it's incredibly healthy and low fat. I actually got the recipe through Weight Watcher's and liked it so much, it's the only way I make them now.


French Fries

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. French Fries originated in France
    • True
    • False
  2. French Fries originated in Belgium despite it's name
    • True
    • False
  3. Belgium's like to eat fries with mussels or egg on top
    • True
    • False
  4. Baked French Fries are high in fat
    • True
    • False
  5. American's are known to despise french fries
    • True
    • False

Answer Key

  1. False
  2. True
  3. True
  4. False
  5. False

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2010 Linda Rogers

Comments

Linda Rogers (author) from Minnesota on September 18, 2013:

Your very welcome~I make these all the time and their much better than fatty ones.

SweetiePie from Southern California, USA on September 18, 2013:

Oven baked potatoes are a great alternative to french fries. Thanks for sharing!

Linda Rogers (author) from Minnesota on March 20, 2012:

Hi teaches and thanks for checking out my healthy but nummy recipe for fries. French Fries don't have to be made with oil. Let me know what you think when you try them.

Dianna Mendez on March 20, 2012:

I am so glad I came across your hub on these yummy fat-free fries. I am definitely trying these. I have lost weight over the past two years by cutting out french fries (among other things) and this will give me an opportunity to indulge on occasion. You have my vote up!

Linda Rogers (author) from Minnesota on February 18, 2012:

Hi Stessily, nice to see you this weekend. I love these fries and I actually always make them this way even when I'm not doing the weight watchers plan. They are way better than ones you douse with olive oil or other oils. So many good habits I got into was because of weight watchers and trying healthier ways. Healthier doesn't have to mean less tasty. Have a great weekend :-

stessily on February 18, 2012:

MT, Such an easy, tantalizing variation on those greasy fries!

I appreciate the mention of drizzling with either ketchup or vinegar. I drizzle both!

Thanks for sharing.

Linda Rogers (author) from Minnesota on August 27, 2011:

Get ready-Your gonna love these fries and you can't believe how their better than the greasy ones.

powerofknowledge1 on August 26, 2011:

Wow! I love French Fries. I will try these today

Linda Rogers (author) from Minnesota on March 30, 2011:

tamanna-It depends on how many fries you have but I usually make the fries out of two large sized potatoes and cut them. Two potatoes (large) or 5" is 6 points. 1 large red or white potato is 3 points. Good luck, I love this program! :)

tamanna on March 30, 2011:

how much points is in these french fry?

Linda Rogers (author) from Minnesota on February 26, 2011:

Hi there Mrs. J.B.-I'm actually making them today for lunch for my nephew and I. YOU will love these and they are the healthiest way to cook them.

Mrs. J. B. from Southern California on February 25, 2011:

I have bookmarked this.... Now I want fries....

Linda Rogers (author) from Minnesota on January 28, 2011:

Thanks for coming by my hub schoolmarm-These are my favorite fries and I got the recipe as a Weight Watcher. They are better than junk food fries. Have a nummy dinner:)

schoolmarm from Florida on January 28, 2011:

This is like a dream come true!!! Fat free fries - Wow! I will be making these for dinner tonight - no doubt :)

Linda Rogers (author) from Minnesota on January 18, 2011:

Never thought of onions. Do you sauté them??

Elder DeBorrah K Ogans on January 17, 2011:

Minnetonka Twin, Yummy & Healthy! These really are Great! They are great with onions as well! Peace & Blessings!

Linda Rogers (author) from Minnesota on December 12, 2010:

Denise-You cant believe how good these fries are. I like them better than ones with olive oil. My sister and niece and nephew love my fries. Glad you bookmarked them.

Denise Handlon from North Carolina on December 06, 2010:

Have bookmarked this hub. I'm a ww member and missed this one. Thanks.

Linda Rogers (author) from Minnesota on December 05, 2010:

Hi tammy-These are really good. Thanks for stopping by:)

Tammy Winters from Oregon on November 28, 2010:

This hub sounds great. I will try the healthy french fries sometime. Thanks for following me and I am happy to follow you back.

Linda Rogers (author) from Minnesota on November 22, 2010:

Hi Heart Felt Book-Cool, let me know what you think. They are my absolute favorite fries and their not full of fat. My family loves them. OMG, I have never had to gain weight, even when I was sick. I would happily hand over my metablolism. Hee Hee-Thx for coming by:)

Cheri Taylor from New York, NY on November 22, 2010:

You know I will try this tonight and let you know how I did. I never had Fries From the oven....?? Thanks I love to cook lol..plus I am needing to eat healthy now but I need to gain the weight lol...Thanks

Linda Rogers (author) from Minnesota on November 03, 2010:

I am not kidding when I say these are way better than fries with fat. Your timing is amazing as I made these fries tonite with dinner. Thanks for stopping.

nicomp really from Ohio, USA on November 03, 2010:

Fat free french fries may be the world's most perfect food.

Linda Rogers (author) from Minnesota on September 07, 2010:

Hi vrajavala-You probably didn't spray enough pam cooking spray on the pan. I am always sure to be generous when I am spraying the pan. So glad you tried them but sorry you had the sticking problem. It helps too if you use the tephlon baking/cooking sheet. You don't have to but you definitely wont get any sticking.

vrajavala from Port St. Lucie on September 07, 2010:

the fries do stick a bit to the baking sheet. Any ideas?

Linda Rogers (author) from Minnesota on August 20, 2010:

Hi youngcurves-I started making these fries when I joined weight watchers. They are so good that you can't believe they are non-fat. You can figure out great recipes that taste as good as fattening foods. I have learned many great tips on low-fat nummy foods. I guess I should hub some of them. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Youngcurves19 from Hawaii on August 20, 2010:

WOW this is awesome thanks soooo much

Linda Rogers (author) from Minnesota on June 21, 2010:

Glad you liked it. I just finished eating those fries and nummy. I am a life-time weight watchers gal and this is one of my favorites.

CYBERSUPE from MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA, U.S.A. on June 21, 2010:

You have a winner here. Your recipe will be in my kitchen ASAP. My wife will be pleased as well.

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