What is it with French Fries especially those that come from the Golden Arch? I confess I am not immune to them either. DD came with straight A's on her report card last week and we offered to take her for a treat but did not explicitly say she could choose a place to go eat. It never occured to me that she'd choose something over a place to go eat :( She wanted to go buy a game for her Game Boy which was turned down by her dad (she has way too many and too little time). It goes without saying that her first choice for eating out was McD. The French Fries from there are truly addictivedipping them in Spicy Mustard sauce and Ketchup. We don't eat there often usually once a month is the limit set for DD and DD2.
I offered to help DD's teacher with some spray painting for a project they were doing for their Artist in Residence program. Well I did not realize how hard that could me for someone who is not very artistic and has never used spray paints before. I had bitten more than I can chew, being cold outside I decided to do it indooors - bad idea, the whole house smelled of toxic fumes so had to carry the whole setup to the garage and do it there and then spend about an hour cleaning up the mess inside the house. Phew... "Alls well that Ends Well" to quote Shakespeare so when everything was finished a celebration was called for, so we decided to bake some French Fries. The kids jumped on the idea and generally made themselves helpful!! The Kids gave the final results a thumbs up! Seasoned with just salt and some sambhar powder, even French Fries can become a healthy snack :)
For crispier fries, broil first on one side flip and broil on the other. I got tired of the "is it done yet" and did not broil on both sides.
1. 2 Russet Potatoes
2. 1 Sweet Potato
3. 2 tsp sambhar powder
4. Salt to taste
5. 1/2 - 1 Tbsp of Canola oil (optional)
1. Peel and Cut the potatoes to strips of the size desired
2. Toss the potatoes in the oil (this step can be left out if no oil is used)
3. Line a baking sheet and spray with a cooking spray
4. Arrange the potatoes in a single layer and spray a bit more cooking spray on them (if not tossed in oil)
5. Bake in a 400F oven for about 30 minutes
6. Remove and sprinkle the seasoning and broil for about 5 minutes more.
Enjoy with some ketchup or mustard sauce.