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Healthy Version of French Fries According to an Old Recipe

Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
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French fries are an universal and favorite food for people of all ages. They are served with various spices and additional products - black pepper, cheese, garlic-based sauces, mayonnaise, spicy additives and other things, that change the taste of this extremely popular food.

Whether flavored with spices or mixed with other foods, the main thing in the dish remains potatoes, processed by frying in fat and this type of heat treatment is not among the healthiest, regardless of the type of fat used.

This fact is not a reason to deprive ourselves of such a taste sensation, a feast for the senses, like delicious french fries.

That's why it's not unnecessary to delve into old recipes, where sometimes valuable cooking tips of traditional foods are found in a healthy version. Among them is a recipe for fat-free french fries. Here it is.

Fat-Free French Fries Recipe

whipped egg whites

Required products: 4 large potatoes; 2 egg whites; salt; other spices according to taste.

Preparation: Beat the egg whites in a large bowl with the salt. Peel the potatoes and cut them into strips for frying. Dip them in the egg whites and arrange them in a tray covered with baking paper.

Bake the potatoes in an oven preheated to 200°C until they're fully baked. Before serving, sprinkle them with spices of your choice.

Oven-baked potatoes are much more healthy than boiled potatoes, which are considered a healthy option for processing potatoes. They retain most of the nutrients in them - vitamins and trace elements. This way, the caloric content of french fries is avoided due to the fat intake.

Fat-free potatoes preserve the diuretic properties of root vegetables and lower blood pressure. They are also a dietary food, along with the boiled ones, combining the best of the two heat treatments of potatoes - the wonderful taste of french fries and low-calorie, healthy and dietary characteristics of prepared without fat.

When baking fresh potatoes, you can skip peeling them and after thorough washing, they can be baked with the skins, in which most of the nutrients are found.