I’m not a huge fan of French fries.
I know, considering I’m an American Teenager this basically makes me an anomaly. In fact, it’s not the taste of the French fries I don’t like, but the greasy aftertaste. And the insanely high sodium levels.
Meaning, while I don’t like fast food French fries, I’m actually a huge fan of homemade fries. Or even better, Potato Wedges.
The best thing about homemade fries is that you can control how much sodium they contain. As many of you may have guessed, I’m not a huge fan of salty foods in general. Or, rather, I’d simply choose sweets over salty foods any day! Additionally, most of the time the extra salt added to French fries, as well as other processed foods, is to make them taste better to us American Salt-Addicts. The great thing about these fries is that they contain so much flavor from the spices that they don’t need all the extra salt!
This seasoning is my no-fail French fry seasoning, younger-sister-approved. Just combine paprika, a bit of cayenne pepper (add more if you’re a fan of spicy foods!), thyme, and a bit of sea salt. (Which, among other things, contains a ton of beneficial minerals!)
Drizzled with olive oil and baked for 25 minutes, these potato wedges end up crispy and golden brown. Not to mention, they’re the perfect solution to any salt/chip craving of just a healthier option for burger night.
Oh, and they only contain 104mg of sodium per serving, compared to the 130mg of sodium a small McDonalds fries contain. Not to mention almost as little as 1/4 the fat!
Homemade Potato Wedges
- 1 large potato
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
- 1/8 tsp thyme
- 1/4 tsp coarse sea salt
- 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
Preheat oven to 400°F. Wash potato thoroughly, then dry off and slice in half then into wedges. Drizzle with olive oil. Stir spices and salt together in a small bowl, then sprinkle over potato wedges. Massage the potato wedges until completely covered. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove and enjoy!
Nutrition information: (calculated using MyFitnessPal.com)
(Yields 3 servings)