Delicious Healthy Microwaved Fries
If you enjoy eating fresh fries, (or chips as we call them in South Africa), but are concerned about the amount of oil that is used, try the recipe below. It tastes good although it is not as crisp as the regular fries. Serve it the regular way that you would eat fries. Add it as a side to burger, serve it with ketchup & mustard and enjoy.
Potatoes have often been described as fattening, but a medium sized potato has only 110 calories. It is naturally fat free, is high in vitamin C and has more potassium than a banana. We add the fat by frying in deep oil. Adust amounts to suit you. Also note that microwaves differ in the wattage. Therefore it is not possible to give you an exact cooking time. It is best to go for about 8 minutes, then test if they need more cooking. You will soon find a time that works for you.
The potatoes with oil, water and spices mixed together
Sliced potatoes topped with spices
I enjoy fries with a sprinkle of lemon juice. Many years ago, in Mauritius, I enjoyed fries that were accompanied with vinegar, spiced with green chilies. I sometime have it that way as well.
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