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Cheese Fries

Yield 6 servings


  • 1 1/2 pounds baking potatoes, unpeeled and cut into thin strips (about 3 potatoes)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Nutrition Information

  • calories 147
  • caloriesfromfat 10 %
  • fat 1.7 g
  • satfat 0.9 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 4.4 g
  • carbohydrate 28.9 g
  • fiber 2.1 g
  • cholesterol 4 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 190 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 450°.

  2. Coat potato strips with cooking spray, and place in a large heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag. Combine cheese and remaining 3 ingredients; sprinkle over potato strips in bag. Seal bag and turn to coat potatoes well.

  3. Arrange potato strips in a single layer on a large baking sheet pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes, turning once. Serve immediately.

  4. Note: Most of us know it's not what's in a potato but what's on it that gets us into trouble. The innocent spud, which has 220 calories and only 2 grams of fat, often takes the rap for its toppings. Just 1 tablespoon of butter or margarine provides 102 calories and 5 grams of fat. One tablespoon of reduced-fat margarine provides half the amount of calories and fat, and low-fat sour cream has only 21 calories and 9 grams of fat for the same amount. To really keep the fat and calories low, try topping that potato with reduced-sodium salsa (it's fat free), fat-free yogurt, or fat-free sour cream.

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