Baked skinny fries

Baked skinny fries

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 4
A simple side dish of homemade chips isn't always unhealthy - this version coats the potatoes in spices too

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal118
  • fat3g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs20g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre2g
  • protein3g
  • salt0g
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  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp fine cornmeal or polenta



    An Italian storecupboard staple, polenta has its roots in the peasant cuisine of northern Italy…

  • ½ tsp paprika



    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • ¼ tsp garlic powder



    Part of the lily, or alium, family, of which onions are also a member, garlic is one of the most…

  • 2 large potato, cut into 1cm-thick chips



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Pour the oil onto a baking tray and put in the oven for 3 mins. Mix the cornmeal or polenta, paprika and garlic powder together and season. Toss the chips in the mix, then tip onto the tray. Shake well, then cook for 40 mins, shaking halfway through, until crisp and golden.

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Comments (11)

karinefrenchy's picture

These are so good that for the first time I bother writing a review! There will be no coming from this recipe after many many disappointing attempts at other ones. I think the key is the hot oil and the polenta, so perfect and yet so easy!!!

dakajasa1's picture

Wish I'd come across this recipe sooner - great way to make health-conscious but tasty fries! Only thing is that 40 + mins is quite long if you are a bit short of time, so to speed up the process I microwave the potatoes after I've cut them into chips for about 3 mins, then follow the rest of the recipe, they then take around 25 mins in the oven instead of 40 or more. The polenta/cornmeal/semolina gives a really nice texture, wouldn't be the same without. Good value for money as cheaper than buying ready-made!

rosievimes's picture

These are very simple to make and taste great! I left the skins on for that added crispness, and let them bake for slightly longer than the recipe states as they weren't quite done after 40mins. Served them along side the Ultimate Makeover Beef Burgers, also on this site. A perfect side dish.

maehills's picture

acampbell - a serving will be a quarter of what the recipe has made. Or half a potato....because it serves 4.?

campbella's picture

the recipe says 118 kcal per nutrition serving but how much is one serving, as the recipe is for four?

fattypatti's picture

Delicious. I make these all the time now, and sometimes mix n match with sweet potato. Used breadcrumbs as had no cornmeal or polenta - works well.

bimbobaby's picture

Really tasty.

By heating the oil nice and hot first they don't take long to cook at all and turn out nice and crispy just as they should be.

nbryan's picture

full marks from us! yummy

glasgos's picture

Absolutely delicious. The hot oil makes all the difference. Great healthy alternative.

alex1604's picture

My 8 year old has adopted these as her signature dish! Great for children to make with minimal supervision, popular results with everyone.

catmeena's picture

Yum! Crispy crunchy and healthy, great recipie. I also tried crushed dried chillies for a bit of a kick, and used semolina instead of polenta which works just as well.

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