November 9, 2010 | Home >Healthy Kids >Shaping up French Fries
Shaping up French Fries
November 9, 2010 | Home >Healthy Kids >Shaping up French Fries

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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Kim says:

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!

AnnaMarie says:

Cute idea! I’m going to have to try it.

cathy says:

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).

Kendra says:

Those are way cute my kids would love those!!

angee says:

How fun! I would never have thought to do this! Thanx!

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.

Amy says:

You are right Jill. It’s never good to stick to one vegetable. We definitely need a rainbow of veggies!

Amy says:

Thanks Angee! And I bet you would have thought of it! You are way more creative than I.

Amy says:

Kendra, I hope they do! Thanks for your order yesterday!

Amy says:

Thanks Cathy! They are awesome!

Amy says:

Welcome AnnaMarie. It really wasn’t hard at all!

Amy says:

You are mostly there Kim! Cubes are just one step away from shapes 🙂

Julie says:

Why have I never thought of this before? You could have a lot of fun with seasonal cookie cutters. Great idea!

Lara says:

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.

Anne says:

What a cute idea! We make baked fries all the time, but I’ve never thought to make shapes. Thanks for the tip!

Amy says:

Yes, that is a great idea! Some Christmas fries would be fun!

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melanie says:

I have a picky eater and I think she would have fun helping me make these and eating them. Thanks!

Amy says:

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!!

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Annalee says:

We LOVE potatoes!!

Tiffany says:

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!)

Julianne says:

Can these be refrigerated/frozen then reheated

Amy says:

I don’t see why you couldn’t, although I haven’t tried it. I would love to hear from you if you do!

Julianne says:

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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