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Spicy Cheese Oven Fries

Spicy Cheese Oven Fries

Southern Living SEPTEMBER 2010

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings
  • Total:1 Hour


  • 1 1/2 pounds medium-size baking potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch-thick strips
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or table salt
  • Pinch of ground red pepper
  • 1/3 cup (1 1/2 oz.) shredded reduced-fat pepper Jack cheese
  • Ketchup (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 450°. Rinse potatoes in cold water. Drain and pat dry. Toss together potatoes, oil, salt, and a pinch of ground red pepper in a large bowl.

2. Place a lightly greased wire rack in a jelly-roll pan. Arrange potatoes in a single layer on wire rack.

3. Bake at 450° for 40 to 45 minutes or until browned. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake 1 more minute or until cheese is melted. Serve with ketchup, if desired.

Note: Nutritional analysis does not include ketchup.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 184
  • Fat: 5.9g
  • Saturated fat: 1.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.3g
  • Protein: 5.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 28.9g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 8mg
  • Iron: 0.5mg
  • Sodium: 230mg
  • Calcium: 83mg

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