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Edible Idol: French Fries!

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08.23.13
 
 





It's FRY-DAY! Get ready to go nuts like it's 1965 and the Beatles just walked on stage, because the newest Edible Idol has arrived... FRENCH FRIES!

 
  Edible Idol Exclusive!

 

 
  Baked Potato 'n Turnip Fries

1/2 of recipe: 182 calories, <0.5g fat, 122mg sodium, 41.5g carbs, 5g fiber, 7.5g sugars, 5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

Wanna enjoy a LARGE portion of French fries with no-guilt stats? Devour this delicious duo!


Ingredients:
12 oz. (about 1 medium) turnip
12 oz. (about 1 medium) russet potato
Optional seasonings: salt and black pepper

Directions:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray 2 baking sheets with nonstick spray.

Cut turnip and potato into French-fry-shaped spears and lay them alternately on the sheets. Bake for 15 minutes.

Flip spears. Bake until tender on the inside and crispy on the outside, about 15 more minutes. Enjoy!

MAKES 2 SERVINGS

 
 
 
  Snack-tastic Superstar!


LesserEvil Sea Salt Krinkle Sticks
1 oz. (about 35 sticks): 120 calories, 4.5g fat, 200mg sodium, 19g carbs, 1g fiber, 0g sugars, 1g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*

This find is like the delicious love child of a bag of potato chips and a plate of French fries. For real fry flavor, dip the crispy sticks in some ketchup. Seriously! And for a cheese-fry fix, try the Cheddar...

 
  Getting Swappy in the Produce Aisle!
 
 


Check out what happened when we baked a whole bunch of veggies (and one fruit) into fries! Spoiler alert: Apple spears don't make good fry swaps, but man, those carrot fries are good!

 
  The Fast-Food Fry Lowdown!


Here are our top three finds...

Wendy's Value Menu French Fries
220 calories, 11g fat (PointsPlus® value 6*)

McDonald's Small French Fries
230 calories, 11g fat (PointsPlus® value 6*)

Burger King Value Menu French Fries
240 calories, 10g fat (PointsPlus® value 6*) 

 
 
 
  HG's French-Fry Frenzy Recipe Roundup!


Bake-tastic Butternut Squash Fries - Once you discover the greatness of these lightened-up fries, you may never be the same...

Ranch-tastic Butternut Fries with Bacon and Sweet-Garlic Butternut Fries - When you want to take things to the next level, these recipes will be ready!

Cheesy Good Chili Fries - Why are butternut squash fries topped with stuff so delicious? Don't ask questions. Just chew...

Turnip the Disco Fries - You already know that turnips and taters make excellent fry babies. Well, they're even better topped with cheese and gravy!

Garlic-Parm Sweet Faux-tato Fries - When in doubt, add garlic and Parm. This swap for fatty restaurant fries RULES.

Grin 'n Carrot Fries - Baking carrot sticks makes them 87 percent more delectable. Don't believe us? Try it yourself!

Hot-Stuff Bacon Cheese Fries - Yet another swap for yet another over-the-top plate of restaurant fries. They keep making 'em; we keep making 'em over.

Sweet Cinnamon Fritter Fries - And now for something completely different! Chances are, you've never had anything quite like these...

 

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CHEW ON THIS:

Tomorrow, August 24th, is National Waffle Day. If you've still got fries on the brain, give these Waffle Breakfast Fries a whirl!

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