Parmesan Basil Fries -The Easiest, Most Fun Fries Your Kids Will Ever Make!

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I believe that if you let your kids help prepare a dish, they are much more likely to eat it and enjoy it.  Yes it is definitely more work for you, but isn’t the statement “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime” so true?

Teaching your kids, and allowing them to help in the kitchen can help shape their attitude and knowledge about food.   My 3 year old is really into peeling vegetables right now.  She thinks it is as much fun as playing dress-ups or going to the park.  So I am going to take advantage of that while I can!  Today we made Parmesan Basil Fries.  So good.  I mean, really delicious.

First thing, peel your potatoes. (Or let your kids do it – even better!)

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Slice your potatoes into 1/4″ slices.

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Then you can either use a cookie cutter, or a food cutter like this Fun Bites cutter to make a variety of shapes.  Try to make sure your pieces are all about the same size so they will cook evenly.

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Place the cutter over the potato and press.

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Your kids can help with this part too!  It is really easy and fun to make different shapes.

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Once you have your shapes cut out, spray them with Olive Oil or Cooking spray.

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Then place them in a bag with grated parmesan cheese and basil.  Let your kids shake it up until all of the pieces are coated. (Sorry about the blurry picture – she was really taking the shaking job seriously)

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Place them on top of a cooling rack (spray it with cooking spray first) Then put the rack on a baking tray.

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Bake at 425 degrees F for 15-20 minutes – until golden.  You can lay your fries out on a plate……

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Or stack them with toothpicks.

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They are delicious, healthy and cute enough to serve at a tea party, but substantial enough to have as a side to your turkey burger!

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My 3 year old ate these up like there was no tomorrow!  The great thing is that they are super fast and easy to make, so I whipped up another batch without batting an eye.

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Parmesan Basil Fries -The Easiest, Most Fun Fries Your Kids Will Ever Make!

Was given the Luv It cutter in order to Luv me some Parmesan Basil fries!

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I made these two nights ago and my husband and daughter loved them! I didn’t make them cute and fun, (I would have if my grandkids were here) instead I sliced the potatoes thin and added the parmesan and basil (and a little garlic powder.) What a great healthy recipe idea! Thank you sharing. I love this website!

From a continually striving to be a Super Healthy Adult! ;o)