French Fry Craving? Make These Baked, Oil-Free Fries!

Does cold weather have you craving comfort food? I’m a fickle french fry fan, because usually they’re too oily or salty for my liking. But, they’re the kind of craving that once I surrender to it, I sit there and wonder why I wanted them so badly.

This past week with the extreme cold, I decided that I needed some fries, and I wanted them on my terms. I set out to make the perfect baked potato wedges, seasoned with thyme and garlic and Himalayan sea salt.

Would you believe me if I told you that these fries have absolutely zero oil? I didn’t believe it, either, until I tasted the finished product! They’re perfectly puffy, crispy on the outside, and tender on the inside. And, they’re calling out for healthy condiments. These fries pair nicely with tahini dressing, hummus, natural ketchup, or guacamole!

If you’re not a fan of the herbs I used, pick your own! Dill would be fabulous, as would rosemary. I love when whole foods shine through in simple dishes like this. I’ve got to hand it to you, potato, you’re a work of art. Without added oils and flavoring, these fries shine as a suitable plant-based, gluten free, oil free side!

This recipe is the perfect solution to your need for some comfort food this winter without all of the junk that gives fries a bad rep! Enjoy them as a side to your sandwich, or as a snack dipped in guac, or straight out of the oven.  

I dare you to try and eat just one! 

Oil Free Backed Potato Fries     

Oil Free Baked Potato Fries
Easy oil free baked potato fries to enjoy all the comforting eats with whole foods!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 russet potatoes, scrubbed and sliced into "fries"
  2. 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  3. 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  4. Black Pepper
  5. Himalayan Sea Salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 and line pan with parchment paper.
  2. Spread potato "fries" onto pan and shake the dried thyme, garlic powder, black pepper, and Himalayan sea salt.
  3. Bake fries for 30 minutes, flip, then bake for 10 more minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Keeps in the fridge for 3-4 days.
Adapted from This Awesome Vegan Life
Adapted from This Awesome Vegan Life
Wise + Well http://www.wiseandwell.co/

Ready to try your own hand at healthy fries? 

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Lauren Kirchmaier
Written by Lauren Kirchmaier
Lauren is a vegan recipe creator, food photographer, and writer. You can find her in the kitchen making healthy plant-based eats, at the gym working up an appetite for her next meal, or curled up with a good book and a glass of red. She actively seeks wellness and balanced living in an unbalanced world. Follow her on Instagram @flora_and_vino and blog floraandvino.com