Lemon Garlic Oven Fries take the guilt out of a guilty pleasure! These crisp yet fat-free fries go where no potato has gone before. Who would have thought that four ingredients could taste so good?!
Just four ingredients (not including salt and pepper) and most of them are probably already in your kitchen. Juice your lemon, mince your garlic, chop your potatoes–in the oven they go! Lemon Garlic Oven Fries have the home-style love french fries always bring to a meal with a flavorful fancy flair.
And to make it even easier, you can prep the recipe the night before. Mix the potatoes and lemon juice mixture together and store in a bag or container in the refrigerator. Then all you have to do is bake them in the oven the next day!
Oil-free Oven Fries?
Oil is currently one of the most heavily debated topics in the world of health and nutrition. Some believe it is much adieu about nothing, others contend that the source and processing determine its degree of health or harm. Still others feel that it has no place in the diet at all.
I think one thing we can probably all agree on is that there is no harm in eliminating it from some dishes. Especially those that don’t really need it. When I developed my recipe for Vegan Zucchini Cakes I wanted them to be oil-free. In the process of experimenting with oven baking, to achieve a nice brown crispy exterior minus the aid of oil, I discovered a hidden use of lemon juice. The Zucchini Cakes turned a beautiful golden brown with a nice crisped exterior. Applying that same methodology to my french fries yielded a light airy fry with the traditional crunchy exterior and a soft tender inside. Yum! And no fat–double yum!!
These Spuds Are No Duds
Potatoes really get a bad rap. Many think of them as just a carbohydrate. Oh contraire! These babies are loaded with goodness. One medium potato has 70% of your daily value of vitamin C, and 30% of your B-6. They also boast healthy doses of potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium and fiber. And here’s the part I love, 4.3 grams of plant-based protein! Eliminate the fats and add in antioxidant-abundant lemon and garlic — your Fries just transitioned into the good for you category.
If you are looking for another healthy potato recipe, try my Easy Roasted Rustic Potatoes. Or if you are looking for a nourishing decadent potato twist, try my Vegan Au Gratin Potatoes, Asparagus & Quinoa Purple Potato Salad, or “Cheesy” Smashed Potato Boxty! Enjoy!