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#1 of 5 Fried Foods that are better baked!

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Fake n' Bake: 5 Fried Foods That Are Better Baked

Try these obviously healthier, surprisingly tastier versions of your fave fatty foods

Have food, will fry. It's practically an American motto, but it's also just about the unhealthiest way to eat otherwise healthy fare such as potatoes, chicken, fish, and veggies. "Frying not only nearly triples a food's caloric content because of the added fat from frying oil, but heating foods to high temperatures can cause the formation of cancer-causing compounds," says Nicolette Pace, an R.D. in private practice in Great Neck, NY.  Plus, frying isn't always the tastiest way to cook, since fat can dull taste buds and mute flavors. Cut the fat and keep the flavor (and the golden brown crust) by trying these smarter cooking methods:

baked potatoes
1. Potatoes

Ah, potatoes. Perfectly healthy, low-calorie tubers that are routinely undone by butter, oil, and cream. And when they're sliced into sticks or chips and sunk into a vat of oil, as the saying goes, no one can eat just one.

Why They're Better Baked: Potatoes are a natural foil for added flavors: herbs, garlic, and a little crunchy sea salt. And they're a cinch to make in the oven. Cut into wedges, toss with egg whites, and sprinkle with the chopped herb of your choice. Bake for 30-40 minutes in a 350-degree oven and you'll get a pile of "fries" with a golden brown crust and a moist interior that serve as an excellent vehicle for ketchup.

by on Oct. 28, 2012 at 6:57 PM
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keeckhardt
by on Oct. 29, 2012 at 1:38 PM
Yes it is! They are leftover from the baked potato benefit I did yesterday.

Quoting darbyakeep45:

That's a lot of potatoes!

Quoting keeckhardt:

I have 30 baked potatoes that I am making into other things. I'm going to have to make baked fries. Thanks!


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darbyakeep45
by Darby on Oct. 29, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Nice!

Quoting keeckhardt:

Yes it is! They are leftover from the baked potato benefit I did yesterday.

Quoting darbyakeep45:

That's a lot of potatoes!

Quoting keeckhardt:

I have 30 baked potatoes that I am making into other things. I'm going to have to make baked fries. Thanks!



Krysden
by Platinum Member on Oct. 29, 2012 at 5:11 PM

I love good potato wedges!

la_bella_vita
by on Nov. 5, 2012 at 12:02 PM

 I love baked potatoes!

CrazedMomof2
by on Nov. 5, 2012 at 1:53 PM

 Yum!

mp3mom
by on Nov. 5, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Thanks!

reneawesley
by on Nov. 6, 2012 at 9:18 AM
Love
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cleanaturalady
by on Nov. 6, 2012 at 12:22 PM

I read a recipe where they soaked the sliced potatoes in salt water for [a time] before they were baked.  It is supposed to pull out some of the potato's moisture and make baked fries more crispy.  I am going to try it. 

jessicasmom1
by Member on Nov. 6, 2012 at 1:03 PM

yum uh huh we like our poatoes baked

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