Zesty Low-Fat Fries

I got a new recipe book for Christmas; it focuses on healthy eating and frugality. I love it! A lot of the recipes are made of things had right on hand, and it also has recipes for some of the ingredients used in other recipes. This french fry recipe was great! Very well seasoned.

6 brown potatoes

1/4 c vegetable oil

3 T lemon juice

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

1 T Italian seasoning*

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp hot sauce**

Slice potatoes into strips, and place in a bowl. For crispier fries soak the strips into in ice water for 30 minutes then pat dry.

In another bowl mix all the remaining ingredients. Pour over the potato strips and mix well.

Spread potatoes evenly in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 450 degrees for 35 minutes or until tender and golden brown.

Nutrition:

Serves 8 (1 cup each)

115 calories

7 g fat

0 mg cholesterol

13 g carbs

1 g fiber

2 g protein

271 mg sodium

*To make Italian seasoning combine 1/4 c dried basil, 2 T dry sage, 1/4 c dried thyme, 1/4 c dried rosemary, and 1/4 c dried oregano in blender. Pulse for 5 seconds. Store in airtight container. This will keep for several months.

**To make hot sauce, combine 6oz tomato paste, 3 c water, 2 tsp cayenne pepper, 1 T chili powder, 2 tsp salt, 2 tsp cornstarch, 2 tsp distilled white vinegar, 2 tsp onion powder in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly until boils. Continue to stir for 2-3 minutes until thickens. Remove from heat and let cool. Store in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 3 months.

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