Best Low Fat Homemade French Fries Recipe

low fat french fries

Simple. Easy. Healthy.

That’s my motto when it comes to cooking.

If it takes too long, calls for too many ingredients, or has something that’s not good for me or my family, I simply don’t make it.

I guess I never fancied myself as a professional chef who has a luxury to play with complex ingredients. Maybe it’s a good thing,  ’cause I’m not. I’m a homegrown cook that make food that’s simple, easy and healthy.


And what can be simpler than a one-ingredient dish?


We, Russians, love potatoes.  It’s in our blood.  But Americans are not too far behind with their spud loving.  I made more than my share of roasted fries, potato soups and potato salads for hubby to know this.


And lets not forget about American fascination with french fries.

Low Fat Homemade French Fries Recipe

Do you know that some Americans consider eating french fries as having a serving of vegetables for the day? And while, technically potatoes are vegetables, once dunked into a vat of oil, deep fried and slathered with salt, they could hardly be considered healthy…or a vegetable.  Might as well have a bag of chips and call that a serving of vegetables for the day. Right?

But you know how it goes here–we have to take our favorite junk food and make it healthy! Why let a good thing stay having a bad reputation?

homemade fries

So, I rescued the spud and made french fries into a real healthy serving of vegetable you can feel good about, and enjoy.

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Needless to say–hubby and Sprout are eternally grateful and now regularly order their guilt and fat free homemade french fries on a regular basis.

I know that your family will enjoy this simple recipe too.

The best part–it takes very little prep time, and can make for a great dinner, especially when served with a glass of your favorite green smoothie, or green salad.


We enjoy our fries with our regular french fry dipping sauce, and as of this week, with our new favorite–onion cashew cream (I will share the recipe tomorrow).

Best Low Fat Homemade French Fries
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Vegan
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Serves: 3-4
A healthy spin on American favorite guilty treat. Now eating french fries can be something you feel good about.
  • 3 lbs of Russet potatoes
  • ½+ tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp favorite seasoning (I like using Kirkland Organic; Mrs. Dash is another option, or fresh herbs, such as dill, parsley, cilantro, etc.)
  • 2 tbsp chopped dill (optional)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (optional)
  1. preheat oven to 450 F
  2. wash your spuds thoroughly, keeping skins on for more nutrition
  3. slice each, lengthwise into ¼-3/8 planks, as shown in image in the post
  4. slice each plank into ¼ to ⅜-inch batons
  6. place cut batons into a mixing bowl, add salt and spices and toss
  7. if you want crispier fries, you can add a little bit of olive oil to toss, but it is good to skip this to shave off unwanted calories, and to keep your arteries healthier
  8. line two large baking sheets with parchment paper (most of oil will absorb into it)
  9. lay out batons on baking sheets and place into the oven
  10. bake 15-20 mins, until fries begin to brown on the bottoms, then flip over with a spatula and bake another 5+ minutes, or until you achieve that perfect golden-crunchy-munch-inducing perfection
I do not discard any piece of potato--smaller pieces make for crunchier fries; I also do not soak or peel my potatoes

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