Need help with healthy french fries recipe

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    Sep 22, 2009 5:56 AM GMT
    Hi all. We all know by now the recipe for healthy french fries, right? Cut the potatoes (or sweet potato) into french fries looking pieces, then put them in the oven for about what, 40 minutes or so. I found it to be too long a wait, so because of chores and life getting in the way I never make them this way (I never eat them icon_cry.gif ) and I only eat potatoes boiled.

    Well, the other day I was stir-frying in my wok, and I always like to nuke broccoli or cauliflower for about 6 minutes before adding them to the wok so they'll get more tender. And at some point, in a colossal mind effort that caused the death of several hundred of neurons in my brain, i though "what if I cut the potatoes in french style, nuke them for X minutes and then put them in the oven, decreasing the amount of time they need to be in the oven and still get fries without the extra calories?"

    I'll make some experiments tomorrow, but I wanted to ask if any RJ'ers has a similar recipe, or had tried something like this in the past.
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    Sep 22, 2009 1:54 PM GMT
    Rj'rs who make "healthy" french fries aren't going to be using potatoes.

    Butternut squash + cumin + kosher salt for 30 min does the trick for me. Soaking potatoes overnight takes the potassium out of them but also drastically reduces their baking time.
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    Sep 22, 2009 2:32 PM GMT
    Pinny saidRj'rs who make "healthy" french fries aren't going to be using potatoes.

    Butternut squash + cumin + kosher salt for 30 min does the trick for me. Soaking potatoes overnight takes the potassium out of them but also drastically reduces their baking time.



    You'd make an excellent housewife, my dear.
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    Sep 22, 2009 3:31 PM GMT
    get an air fryer!
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    Sep 22, 2009 8:54 PM GMT
    styrgan saidYou'd make an excellent housewife, my dear.

    Are you proposing something?