French Fries Recipe |

Potatoes provide excellent health benefits. Potatoes are among the most versatile vegetables and the world’s favorite tuber crop. Potatoes are mounds of carbohydrates and contain little proteins too. This makes it an ideal diet for those lean and thins who desperately want to put on weight. The vitamins like vitamin-C and B-complex also help in proper absorption of this carbohydrate.

French Fries Ingredients

  • 3-4 big potatoes
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 250gm Vegetable oil

Method

Peel the potatoes.

Cut it in the shape of sticks.

Boil it in water for 5 minutes.

Let the potatoes be half- baked.

Now drain the water.

And put the potatoes on a tissue paper so that water will drain off.

Sprinkle salt on it and shake it well.

Heat oil in a pan on a high flame.

Put the potatoes slowly and cook it well till it turns brown.

Finger-licking French fries are ready! Serve it hot with Tomato Sauce!

Healthy burger and fries

Sometimes I want to cook something that is quick but is not meat or pasta. Something healthy and possibly vegetarian, but not quite rabbit food like salad. And more often than not I feel like I am always eating the same things and my diet is not varied enough. And then a light goes off in my head: legumes!

And then I decide to make burgers! But not your regular beef burger, or its lighter and often much drier cousin the turkey burger, but a truly delicious vegetarian burger. And for vegetarian burger nothing works better than lentils. I find that chickpeas tend to be too dry and beans are a bit too soft, but lentils are the perfect medium.

And this time I also made oven fries and homemade balsamic vinegar ketchup. Basically a fast food meal without much of the trans fats, sugars and chemicals.

Vegetarian burgers with oven fries and balsamic vinegar ketchup

Ingredients

Directions

Vegetarian burger:

    1. If you are using canned lentils rinse them well, if you are cooking them specifically for the recipe add a bit of garlic or onion to the lentils while cooking for added flavor and over- rather than under-cook them.
    2. Blend the cooked lentils and mix them with the egg and enough breadcrumbs to keep the mixture from sticking. Add salt and pepper to taste.
    3. Form into 4 patties and grill or cook in a non stick pan without adding any fat 10 minues per side. You can also cook them in the oven, remembering to flip them half way through cooking.
    4. Serve hot.

Oven fries:

    1. Cut the potatoes into wedges and place them on an aluminum oven dish.
    2. Add just enough olive oil to cat them (about 1 tbsp). If using, add sage, rosemary and pepper and mix well.
    3. Place in a 375F oven for about 30 minutes or until soft. For extra crispiness turn on the broiler for the last 5 minutes.
    4. Add salt and serve hot.

Balsamic vinegar ketchup:

  1. In a small pot mix all the ingredients (adding more or less of the sugar and the vinegar depending on the acidity of the tomatoes) and cook until reduced (15-30 minutes).