You wouldn’t expect a health and fitness nut like me to eat real legit french fries, let alone two times in one weekend, but these french fries are an exception.
They are my “I Can’t Believe These Are Not Fried” French Fries, which taste deep-fried, crispy outside fluffy inside, only without the need to wipe off your greasy fingers afterwards. 😉
On the plate are three different kinds of fries: potato, sweet potato, and carrot crinkle fries!
Had these fries a week ago for Saturday’s post-workout lunch, which I shared in a previous post, and then again the following day on Sunday, July 31st, for dinner. Served along with tomato tofu egg soup, garlic broccoli, and garlic bok choy.
See? French Fries can be healthy and even part of a healthy dinner! 😉
Yes, this is a typical dinner in our family. None of us are vegetarians, but out diet is largely plant-based, and we probably eat more vegetables than the average vegan. 😂
Anyways, I highly recommend these fries for those who are trying to eat healthy but crave junk food.
Keep reading to for more details on these baked fries, how they taste like deep fried without using a lot of oil, including how to make that crinkle shape all by yourself!
- I shared the recipe over on the blog post covering Saturday’s fries. They are the exact same thing, except for this batch, I added paprika to the mix. 🍟 You can add any spices you like! 🙂
- The reason why these fries taste fried is because they are baked in the air fryer! Like I said the previous blog post, you don’t need an air-fryer to bake baked fries taste like fried. The air fryer just ensures that each and every side of the fry is baked to crispy perfection. It’s also a bit more convenient to not have to turn on the oven at the peak of summer.
- The crinkle shape is made using this tool: I didn’t take a good picture of it, but you can sort of see the background. Just cut it like you would any fry, but with that “crinkle” shape knife.
- I dipped the fries in Organic Ketchup made be HEB. 🍅 I make sure to get ketchup that does not contain preservatives or high-fructose corn syrup, which is very possible these days. I remember like a decade years ago, when I started eating healthy, it was almost impossible to find ketchup that does not contain HFCS, and nowadays, most ketchups do not contain HFCS! Hooray for progress!
In addition to the buttload of fries that I had on Sunday, I also had a few of these fresh-baked whole wheat cranberry walnut biscotti’s, which I shared in my previous post.
And even more potatoes for dessert, namely this magical purple okinawan sweet potato. 🔮
I’m all about that Sunday
Good thing is that my carb-heavy Sunday was put to good use the following day in Monday’s crazy good upper body workout, which I will share shortly!
Anyways, let me know if you try the fries! 🍟
As always, thanks for reading!