French fries make everything better. How could they not? They’re always delicious, easy to make and come with a variety of dipping choices. Depending on how you cook them, they can be mild, firey hot, garlic-y, or light. You know our love for potatoes runs deep, so of course, we love unique takes on french fries! You can even make them with sweet potatoes, with pickles and even with beans!
Today, get ready to indulge because the Food Monster App is bringing you the ultimate guide to all things french fries.
French fries don’t have to be made from potatoes. We can make delicious fries using all sorts of vegetables. Potatoes are healthy with lots of vitamins and fiber, but we can also benefit from the nutrients in sweet potatoes, jicama, kohlrabi, eggplant, squash, and even legumes like chickpeas. Check out 15 Unique, Crispy and Crunchy Fries That Are Perfect For Snacking!
French fries come in all shapes and sizes including shoestrings, steak fries, wedges, waffle fries, curly fries, home fries, and chips. Just like other foods, fries come with condiments and toppings to enhance the taste. Here are ways to Add a Twist to Your Favorite Fried Side With These 20 Veggie Fries.
For many of us, fries and chips are guilty pleasures. This makes sense, since these foods are everywhere, whether in restaurants, our homes or the grocery store. But guess what? Making a pledge to eat a bit healthier doesn’t mean swearing off these two American favorites. To help fuel your craving, try getting a nice crunch from some other vegetables aside from potatoes. Here are 10 Healthier Ways to Make Fries And Chips.
Healthy fries might sound like an oxymoron, but the truth is, you can make healthy fries right at home in so many ways. Healthy fries often start with potatoes which are one of nature’s best, most affordable vegetables, but they can be made with any hard and sturdy vegetable you can think of. You can use anything to make healthy fries at home in the oven from regular potatoes to carrots, to sweet potatoes, and even squash, zucchini, jicama, and eggplant, believe it or not. You Need to Bake up a Batch of One of These 15 Insanely Tasty Vegan Fries!
If there is one food I have a weakness for, it’s French fries. Whether they’re on the side of a burger, sandwich or just the main event, there is nothing as comforting and delicious as a plate of crispy fries. The bad news is that most people fry their French fries in lots of oil to get them crispy. Some methods even involve frying them twice! The good news is that there are ways to make crispy fries without using much oil or any oil at all — see 5 Alternatives to Frying Food That Taste Great! The even better news is that I’m going to let you in on the secrets to How to Make Perfectly Crispy French Fries Without Frying in Oil.
If you’re not already familiar with pulses, they cover a wide range of foods, like chickpeas, dried peas, beans, and lentils. A diet that includes regular servings of pulses not only ups your daily protein intake, but they’re also high in fiber, iron, folate, and potassium. Check out Dips, Fritters, and Fries! 15 Protein-Packed Snacks and Appetizers Made With Pulses.
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