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Shaping up French Fries

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What do you get when you have cookie cutters you just can't stop using?  Cookie cutter French Fries of course!

Potatoes are an inexpensive way to feed whole foods to your kids.  It makes me crazy when potatoes are vilified by "health" professionals, and is also annoying when they are modified by fast food joints.  They are potatoes for heavens sake! If we want to teach our kids to eat whole foods, potatoes certainly meet the criteria.

To make these super easy healthy French Fries:

  • Wash and peel several potatoes
  • Slice potatoes into half inch slices, cross ways (to get maximum surface area)
  • Use metal cookie cutters to cut into shapes (metal cuts much easier than plastic)
  • Place potato shapes on a cookie sheet
  • Brush olive oil on potatoes
  • Sprinkle with seasonings (I used Season Salt)
  • Bake on top rack at 425 for 20 minutes.

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I love reading your comments. Feel free to tell me your true feelings about potatoes!!

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11/09/2010 6:02am
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11/09/2010 7:17am
I've never thought of cookie cutters for fries before. That would be fun! I do like to cut potatoes up into cubes, sprinkle with olive oil, seasoned salt and red pepper flakes and bake them. It makes me feel like I'm doing something healthier with fries, depending on how much oil is on them. :) I'll have to try cookie cutters - that sounds really fun!
11/09/2010 8:38am
Cute idea! I'm going to have to try it.
11/09/2010 9:12am
How fun! And I'm with you. What's wrong with potatoes? They're actually full of vit C, potassium, B6, and lots of other good stuff. I think that a lot of people would be surprised at how good-for-you potatoes are. It's not the potatoes that are the problem - it's how they're prepared and what is served with them (or rather not served with them).
11/09/2010 2:35pm
Those are way cute my kids would love those!!
11/09/2010 2:53pm
How fun! I would never have thought to do this! Thanx!
11/09/2010 5:21pm
I'm also a big fan of potatoes. They get a lot of slack for being full of starch, but I think the real issue is falling into a rut. As long as you make sure you aren't always defaulting to one vegetable (which people commonly do with potatoes since they're so tasty any way you cook them) then they're always a good thing! Thanks for such a great way of presenting a classic.
11/10/2010 5:20am
You are right Jill. It's never good to stick to one vegetable. We definitely need a rainbow of veggies!
11/10/2010 5:21am
Thanks Angee! And I bet you would have thought of it! You are way more creative than I.
11/10/2010 5:21am
Kendra, I hope they do! Thanks for your order yesterday!
11/10/2010 5:21am
Thanks Cathy! They are awesome!
11/10/2010 5:22am
Welcome AnnaMarie. It really wasn't hard at all!
11/10/2010 5:23am
You are mostly there Kim! Cubes are just one step away from shapes :)
11/13/2010 7:42am
Why have I never thought of this before? You could have a lot of fun with seasonal cookie cutters. Great idea!
11/13/2010 11:20am
What a great idea! My daughter loves when we do shapes for her sandwiches, so naturally she'd love this too. I'm sure my older kids would like it as well.
11/13/2010 6:14pm
What a cute idea! We make baked fries all the time, but I've never thought to make shapes. Thanks for the tip!
11/14/2010 7:45am
Yes, that is a great idea! Some Christmas fries would be fun!
11/07/2011 6:03am
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01/01/2012 12:55pm
I have a picky eater and I think she would have fun helping me make these and eating them. Thanks!
01/05/2012 9:40am
My three children WILL NOT eat potatoes in any form (except of course gross fried ones)! I made these in heart shapes last night and the LOVED them - thank you!!
03/08/2012 1:09pm
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07/07/2012 10:47am
We LOVE potatoes!!
07/07/2012 11:11am
Thank you for a great idea - and for letting me feel good about potatoes! I bet my toddler would love these (and my picky husband!)
01/22/2013 4:16pm
Can these be refrigerated/frozen then reheated
01/23/2013 6:09am
I don't see why you couldn't, although I haven't tried it. I would love to hear from you if you do!
01/23/2013 4:33pm
I tried sweet potatoes and my daughter (and husband) LOVED them!!! There were no leftovers!! I was afraid I would have to refrigerate and try another day, but these were a HUGE hit!! :)

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