Growing up in Asia, I never really liked potatoes all that much. The main carbohydrates you eat are rice, grains, other root vegetables like sweet potatoes and other starches. When I think of potatoes, I think of a big ol‘ American steak and baked potatoes with sour cream in tinfoil. Potatoes seemed far-fetch and hard to relate.
Till I came to Europe was when realize you can make potatoes taste yummy even if that means putting little efforts in cooking it.
For those who are living in Switzerland or has been to Switzerland, some of their national dishes include full-on potatoes, such as Rosti and Raclette. Oh, I will never forget how filling they are!
But potatoes doesn’t have to be so overfilling. In fact, you can replace rice by potatoes, lentils or couscous, and once in awhile have that crispy french fries texture in your mouth. I’ve found out an easy way to make something like that with so little time and doesn’t requires a lot of additives like cream sauce or a lot of salt. The best part is, it tastes delicious.
Ingredients: (Serving for 3)
- 3 medium to large organic potatoes
- grapeseed oil
- additional dry herbs (oregano, thymes or lavender)
- a pinch of paprika powder
- Turn on the oven to 150 degrees or „heat up“ mode.
- Peel potatoes, cut into small square pieces, half size of your thumb.
- In a warm pan (possibly a pan which can be place in the oven). Heat up oil. Once it’s heated, place the potatoes in.
- Stir fry for 3 -5 minutes, add salt and paprika powder – till all potato pieces are cover with oil and colored.
- Place the pan into the oven, or, place all potatoes evening onto a baking paper.
- Bake for 10 – 15 minutes till brow and sizzling.
ENJOY your homemade healthy french fries which can be made anytime and any moment!