Do you ever just crave fries? They are the perfect side dish for a burger and as we approach the 4th of July weekend with and many people have hopes of grilling some burgers, here is my recommendation for a healthier fry. I picked up some Peruvian Purple Potatoes at my local Farmers Market along with some zucchini and braising greens:
While you can substitute red or Yukon gold potatoes in this recipe, here are 3 reasons to stick with purple:
1) Purple potatoes are higher in anti-oxidants than other varieties.
2) They can help strengthen your immune system, regulate blood pressure and prevent certain types of cancer.
3) Purple spuds have a nuttier flavor and a creamier texture – they are great mashed too!
Baked Purple Potato Fries
Ingredients / Nutrition Information:
Set oven to 350
Wash your potatoes
Slice into quarters length-wise and place skin side down in a glass baking dish
Peel and chop garlic, sprinkle garlic over top of potatoes
Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper
Spritz with olive oil
Bake in oven for 30-40 minutes (check and stir after 20)
Question for you: Will you be grilling for the 4th of July? Let me know what’s on the menu!