Purple Potato Fries–Two Ways

Last year in my Whole Foods haul I bought a couple of purple potatoes and had to try them right away. I don’t know, there’s something about potatoes that I can’t get enough of. While I avoid french fries as best as I can the craving just kicks in. Besides, the purple babies were calling my name.

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This was a recipe from last year and have been testing it out several times. It tastes great with sweet potato or regular potatoes, but the purple potatoes were so small they were light and airy on the inside. that they just popped! At first I didn’t plan to use oil, but I decided just to experiment with it and see which would deliver better results. Both were incredible but the oil fries tasted more like restaurant fries and the plain ones were softer. Whether soft or crispy, though, these were darn addicting.

RECIPE (oil free version)

  • Purple potatoes (I used two small ones)
  • Curry powder to taste
  • Opt: pepper, sea salt, cayenne

RECIPE (crispy version)

  • Purple potatoes (I used two small potatoes)
  • 1-2 tsp olive/coconut oil; use more depending on size or quantity of potatoes
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Opt: other spices such as cinnamon or cayenne

PROCEDURE

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Rinse your potatoes.
  3. Chop up your potatoes into slices.
  4. Microwave for a little more than a minute to reduce oven time.

Oil Free Fries

  1. Spread on parchment paper or a baking sheet.
  2. Sprinkle curry powder on top of the potato slices or gently cover each slice with curry powder.
  3. Roast for 30-45 minutes.

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Crispy Fries

  1. Line a baking tray with foil.
  2. Toss potato slices in the olive oil and spread onto the tray. You can also drizzle the oil on top of the foil and spread the potatoes to make sure each side is evenly coated.
  3. Sprinkle sea salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Roast for 45-60 minutes depending on amount of crispiness desired.

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Have you ever given up a food in your life?

I evaded fries for over six years in my life until I broke it by enjoying some sweet potato fries at The Hook! So I pigged out on these with homemade guacamole, but you can use chili, peanut butter or even ketchup!

Love your carbs,

Cassie


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